|From the BBC
||[Aug. 18th, 2004|04:25 pm]
Plumber course for women only|
A woman-only plumbing course has been set up by college bosses in south Wales to help tackle the shortage of skilled workers in the profession.
My immediate thought when I read this was - well hang on, what a fuss there would be if a men-only course was put on for a female dominated job... but then couldn't think of a substantial example.
Kinda negates the need for my comment really.
I'll fetch my hat...
Thaat's OK, all comments welcome :) On the whole I think it's a good idea, but then I'm a very "non-handy" man so it would be a good course for me to do.
So do you often wish you were a woman?
Well I'm certainly atypical male in that I cannot do DIY particularly successfully, don't like playing about with cars and don't like football :)
Non-handy eh? Join the club!
I'm waiting to summon up courage (and time) to replace the ball-cock and valve on the main water inlet into my flat. I have to keep turning the whole thing off when I'm not there 'cos it doesn't shut-off completely and leaves the overflow dripping. I've boughtall the bits I need (I think) but in order to access the water tank I have to start dismantling part of the hall :(
And tat's without the worryt of whether I can make the connection to the pipe work at the high pressure an not leak water!
I don't mess with water - it's too destructive! That & electricity... D doesn't let me mess with that either.
The ball-cock shouldn't be too tough - the the valve hmmm - worth getting a plumber for £30?