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April 30, 2002

Modern Rites Of Passage

Modern Rites Of Passage

At the weekend I (deep breath) disconnected and changed all the innards of a toilet cistern. I feel like a true man.

I also (with a bit of tweaking last night - hence the delayed post) laid a new bathroom carpet. And I already knew I could take radiators off walls to paint and paper behind them.

I'm not interested in this because I'm turning into a DIY bore, though it's entirely possible I am; it's the lack of suitable other equivalents in this day and age. In the olden days, you had to go and fight wolves, kill your own sheep, build a shelter, hit women over the head with rocks *and* carry them all the way to your cave.

Now it's whether you've unblocked a drain yourself. Or put in your own kitchen. I guess the only other one that springs to mind is taking serious drugs, but I think someone better qualified would have to let me know if that fits emotionally. Any other equivalents in a wider context to tom@sparklefluff.com.

Posted by Tom Dolan at April 30, 2002 10:41 AM


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