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The Man Drawer...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AGXStarseed, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. SusanLR

    SusanLR Well-Known Member

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    I have both a junk drawer as I call it, full of mixed stuff you never know when you might need some of it.
    Plus a few organised drawers in the same room...the kitchen.
    Men and women both tend to do this. At least I and the people I have lived with have.

    I do also have a solitude, get away from it all room that I take advantage of a lot.
    Maybe you could call it an autistic room. When things get overwhelming or I want to chill out and
    meditate I go there often. I even hang one of those will be back at a certain time clock signs on the door!
     
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    Streetwise very cautious contributor V.I.P Member

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    no no not in the north east of England There is the man draw and the shed but it depends on how financially Wealthy you are, I think especially with my family who were all Neuro diverse, we had cupboards couldn’t contain it in a drawer, my mothers mother appeared to have one shelf solely for products bought from the television in the 1970s.
     
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  3. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    We’re very modern, we have a lot of non-gender conforming drawers full of bits and bobs.
     
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  4. Rasputin

    Rasputin High Functioning ASD / Aspie V.I.P Member

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    I have several "man drawers" and a "man" end table next to my "man" chair in front of my "man" big screen television. Every two weeks, my wife insists that I clean up and discard unneeded junk before our housekeeper comes to clean our house.

    It annoys me that I have to clean up these areas, but that is life. Also, I am intentionally trying to be funny as I write this.
     
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  5. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    My boyfriend has decided to transform our shed into a gaming grotto. He insists that it’s not a man cave and I’m welcome as well, but I don’t see the point of playing video games in our shed when I have a comfy gaming area inside our apartment.
     
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  6. Mary Terry

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    Hubby's stuff overflows our 3-car garage to the point that only one car will fit in there. There are several work tables and benches, covered with parts, half-finished projects and debris. There are old computers, electronics, fishing rods, boat paddles, all kinds of tools including lawn tools and power tools, plastic containers of nuts/bolts/screws, old car batteries, old snow skis, old medical equipment, and Lord only knows what else in there. If he dies before I do, I'm calling the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity to come get all that stuff out of there.

    I have a "girl drawer" in my bedside table where I keep my heating pad, pens and paper, old empty pill bottles, hand lotions and moisturizers, reading glasses, and a secret hidden stash of fine dark chocolate.

    I think everyone needs a place to put their "stuff", even kids.

    Edit: I should mention the garage also contains a spare refrigerator and a large freezer. I guess those things fall under my jurisdiction because I'm the family cook.
     
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  7. AGXStarseed

    AGXStarseed Well-Known Member

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    I have one of those - it's called my Bedroom. When I'm stressed, I go to my bedroom, turn on the computer, get comfy in my chair, put on my headphones and just listen to some metal music (be it heavy, power, thrash, etc.) and some rock music - sometimes watching the odd YouTube video as well or watching a program on the telly/playing a video game.
    That usually cools me down pretty quickly.
     
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  8. Bolletje

    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    Heheh, my boyfriend has a veritable library in the loo, he just needs a desk to finish it and it’ll be a proper office.
     
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    I think it's partly because children wouldn't go into the toilet so it means he could escape and people apart from children wouldn't go into the toilet a she shed is the same idea it's really just a craft room but women in the north east of England liked the misuse of English
     
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  10. GrownupGirl

    GrownupGirl Tempermental Artist

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    I think every drawer in my apartment has become a junk drawer, or is on the verge of becoming one.:)

    I have a whole dresser full of junk that I haven't touched in years. Old photos, bits of wrapping paper, instruction manuals for appliances that I probably no longer have, I should really clean it out someday.

    I really don't get why they would think only men have this type of drawer, but until fairly recently 90% of stand-up comedy was men making fun of women. The other 10% was black people making fun of white people.
     
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  11. Kirsty

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    As someone I knew said, they all come to good use at some point after her mum apparently saying it’s just a load of junk that never gets used. Along with mine (the same stuff you have) are scart plugs, cables and... hold on let me have a look lol... an extension cable/socket, headphones, a padlock, glue gun, a couple of chargers and an old newspaper. That’s my gender neutral drawer. And I’m also gender neutral just for the record. :)
     
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  12. Aspychata

    Aspychata My Art Work

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    If we are pc about *things* then it just proves we are on the spectrum because last l looked, my can opener doesn't care if it's a boy or a girl, maybe l should remove the pink bow on it, in all fairness.
     
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  13. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    That was the original meaning of "boudoir."
    (Would a a man-cave be a dude-doir...?) [​IMG]
     
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  14. tducey

    tducey Well-Known Member

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    I actually have a man cave which is an old spare room in my house and an old piece on the house. Like living on my own but with my mother and stepfather still living with me.
     
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  15. Aspychata

    Aspychata My Art Work

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    Okay, a bra-doir for the ladies! Spanx-brary for the dressing room?
     
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  16. Kalinychta

    Kalinychta Well-Known Member

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    It disturbs me that you know the innermost thoughts and feelings of your can opener...
     
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  17. George Newman

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    I have said drawer as described. We refer to it as the “everything” drawer. It resides in the kitchen. It contains bits, pieces, and several types of whatnots.

    The contents of the everything drawer is essential to the smooth functioning of our household as we live a “paint-to-match” and a “bend-to-fit” lifestyle.

    For instance, I needed a whatnot the other day and found one in the everything drawer that wasn’t a perfect match but could be effectively used.

    It’s only one small drawer but it is mighty in application.
     
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  18. Kalinychta

    Kalinychta Well-Known Member

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    This sounds like an excerpt from a Dr. Seuss book.
     
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  19. George Newman

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    Actually, I am a star-belly from Whoville.
     
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  20. Crossbreed

    Crossbreed Neur-D Missionary ☝

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    Such has a gender in the Romance languages... [​IMG]
     
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