Spot The Difference

19 Mar

Sometime before Christmas, I was given an old drawers unit that was unwanted by our local community centre:

As you can see, it is tatty and grim-seventies in style, but functional. Exactly what I need, in fact, for my poetry collections and stationery; and I am extremely grateful to have it. My intention is to upcycle it in the summer i.e. give it a coat of paint.

The brown plastic drawers are miserable to look at and not conducive to making this housewife laugh, but I had a solution. The Hub bought me some gorgeous sticky back plastic: silver, glittery and textured. I confess, I like to stroke it, especially when I’m stressed. I have it on notebooks, backing a framed document signed by Queen Victoria, and now here:

I was really pleased with my temporary cheerful fix.

And then the Hub did this:

Yes, folks, that’s right: every time I sit at my desk, I get to look at the Hub’s ‘PENiS’.

Three guesses what I’m going to do with my next roll of sticky back plastic.


11 Responses to “Spot The Difference”

  1. nicolahulmeblog March 19, 2018 at 17:20 #

    Oh I’m sorry Linda but that is funny! I’m aware that I’ve just been struck off your Christmas list, but that made me chuckle. I shall sit quietly now and feel your eyes burn into me from across the ether!

    PS they do say “Dont get mad, get even” so there may be an opportunity for you to insert a little something on his belongings… or maybe write his name in his underwear on glittery sticky tape? Just an idea.


  2. slpmartin March 19, 2018 at 18:27 #

    Hmm…perhaps you could select several items of clothing and put Garanimal tags on them
    ( ). 😉


  3. restlessjo March 19, 2018 at 19:36 #

    🙂 🙂


  4. judyt54 March 19, 2018 at 20:20 #

    I have several suggestions which are not suitable for family audiences, and I suspect you have already thought of them…tape away


  5. Ron. March 19, 2018 at 23:25 #

    This man is your perfect match. He turns pens into penises and feeds your blog. What more could any writer ask?


  6. Al March 19, 2018 at 23:49 #

    I’m giving the Hub the benefit of the doubt! He was probably try to write out “pen is here” before you startled him.


  7. Debra March 20, 2018 at 17:16 #

    This just made me snort coffee! Hilarious! I think your functional piece is a very good acquisition, but when you do your future upgrade to its appearance, you’d better watch your husband very carefully! He has a wicked sense of humor. LOL!

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  8. Elaine - I used to be indecisive March 21, 2018 at 08:45 #

    Hee hee! Thank you to you, and Hub, for starting my day with a smile. 😀


  9. Janie Jones March 21, 2018 at 11:36 #

    Believe it or not, I once knew a 17 year old boy in high school who did much the same thing, only he wrote it on his friend’s blue jeans. His friend managed to disguise it as the word pencils. I was young and stupid and asked, “Why do you have the word pencils written on your jeans?” His answer? “To hide penis.”


  10. beeblu April 2, 2018 at 04:27 #

    Lol! Gotta love a man that makes you laugh, even if he trashes your stationery collection, haha.



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