devious then! My mother once said to me I will not get what I want from a man as I come right out and blurt it out whereas a "clever" woman knows how to go about it without asking in the manner I do -think she was right but you MUST be one of those "clever" women she was talking about. hahah -bit late now for me who is single...
I think your mother was onto something there, Finy. But, no, I'm not one of those 'clever' women you've described. All that results from my round-a-bout requests is a lot of miscommunication and a broken mirror. O.o
No one if I can help it...am very independent however.....now I am getting older and my back is not that good and I can't really lift anything without suffering afterwards...I am forced to get people in, my neighbour's son has helped me with a couple of things but don't like asking
I hate to admit that I ever need help and I will struggle along in my stubborn and not very sensible,independence as much as I possibly can!!! I do have a couple of dear friends I can call on,though I do this extremely rarely,as I hate relying on others for anything at all! My neighbours are always offering help so I am learning to accept this more easily now as I do need help with many small things,being unwell!! But I far prefer to pay someone to do stuff,rather than intrude on a friend's time.
Alas I don't have anyone to ask. I wouldn't ask the few friends I have, as I wouldn't want to impose on them. Generally if it's something I can't do then I have to get a 'professional' in and pay for it to be done.