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If you can't fix it with a hammer and a roll of duck tape, it's not worth fixing at all, my old mate said minutes before that nasty business with the hammer and a roll of duck tape. Tell us of McGyver-like repairs and whether they were a brilliant success or a health and safety nightmare.

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 11:58)
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I love fixing stuff
Whenever my daughter asked if I could fix one of her toys I'd always say "I can fix anything".

One day my girl turned up at the front door with a friend clutching a broken doll. "Can you fix this please daddy?". I could have, but I was busy and just one my way out, so I gave it a quick look and said "sorry no, it can't be fixed" and headed off.

It wasn't til I was a mile away that I replayed the incident in my head and saw the look of disappointment on the girls faces, particularly my daughter's. I was no longer the 'dad who could fix anything' and never would be again..... :(
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 7:39, 4 replies)
Thank you for your timely warning
I will avoid your mistake. My 2 girls still think I have the best singing voice, the best jokes, etc.

But i actually am the best dancer

PS Awww....you must have felt awful!
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 10:44, closed)

I felt bleedin' awful. If I’d stopped for a couple of minutes I could have hung on as invincible god like character for a bit longer.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 14:51, closed)
A friend of the family was Mr Fixit Dad...
...but was eventually stymied by his 3-year old daughter coming up and saying "Daddy mend it!" while holding out a burst balloon.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 12:47, closed)
Get the doll
Fix it, then admit you were wrong. Face saved, daughter happy.
(, Fri 11 Mar 2011, 16:45, closed)

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