The Handyman Club of America

So tonight I was opening my mail while I was sitting in my living room with my wife and a friend.  This is not a typical practice for me, but a particular letter caught my eye.  It was a direct mail piece sent to me specificly from the Handyman Club of America.  Now, subsequent internet searches have told me this really isn’t worth my time, but I was curious so I read a few paragraphs out loud.  It seemed pretty legit until I ready the following:

“It’s my pleasure to inform you that YOU HAVE BEEN NOMINATED TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF THE CLUB…Why you?  Well it’s no secret among your friends and family that you are an oustanding handyman.”

Now my questions is this: Should I be more offended that this was a lie (no one really nominated me) or that those in the living room with me laughed in a significant way when I read this statement out loud?  You be the judge.


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About traviskolder

Travis Kolder is a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father of five, an organic church planter, and a writer. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he serves as part of the Cedar Rapids House Church Network.

2 responses to “The Handyman Club of America”

  1. Jason Tolmie says :

    I choose the option where you then prove your wife wrong by doing something Handymanish.

  2. traviskolder says :

    Does building a snap-together resin shed in my back yard using only patio blocks and pavers’ sand for a foundation count as something handyman-ish? Cause if it does, I just showed her.

    By the way…don’t suggest other alternatives…it screws up all my polling numbers.

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