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Thread #165570   Message #3988550
Posted By: DMcG
22-Apr-19 - 09:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
One problem with this approach is the concept there are a fixed set of DIY jobs that to be measured. It is a fiction: the relevant set of tasks varies in each generation and they are broadly the ones most relevant to you. My father had a last and would repair his shoes. I have never done so, nor have my children. On the other hand he would have been hopeless driving a trap on one hand, or creating and managing a spreadsheet on the other. He could have learnt to do either, but it was not relevant so he didn't. I am as capable of changing a plug as most people of my generation, but as almost everything you buy these days comes with a sealed plug pre-installed, I can't remember the last time I did so.

People do as many DIY jobs as they ever did, I would guess. They are just different jobs.