Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hot Depot

I'm not sure if it's just a little known secret...or if it's just me...but going to Home Depot with the man in your life is a total aphrodisiac.

I first experienced the HDE (Home Depot Effect) back in 2004. I had a mad crush on this guy and when he asked me if I wanted to run to Home Depot with him after our lunch date, a strange sense of excitement flooded my system. There was something incredibly sexy about watching him pick brackets or anchors or whatever he was getting out of those little cardboard boxes.

He was going to build something.
And that was hot.

I suppose this is all akin to the classic Chip 'N' Dale's construction worker stripper. All burly and tough, with nothing but a tool belt between you and his hammer. He could totally come over to your house and lift heavy stuff or saw something in half or replace that broken stair on your back patio. He is capable. And that makes him hot. Surely he has spent many an hour at Home Depot.

Now that I've been dating a do-it-yourselfer for 2.75 years, you'd think that maybe the HDE would be wearing off a little. But it's not. There's just something about that place. When Mr. Wonderful tells me he needs to go buy stain, a paintbrush and caulk, I jump at the chance to go with him (and make about 10 million jokes about the last thing on his list, because how could I not?).

I watch his handsome shoulders twist as he reaches up to palm the face of a wood plank. I grab a little curl on his head as he bends down to look through tile edging. I have to resist the urge to make out with him in the paint swatch aisle. It's all very romantic.

I think Home Depot is missing out on a really important demographic in their advertising: Women who think it's hot to see guys buying stuff at a home improvement store. Maybe I could try to pitch them on a new ad campaign...

8 comments:

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Hahaha - I love this one. I think the key is going with your very own honey to achieve the full HDE. Because our Home Depot? Well, after my sweets, there are a whole bunch of dirty and not very cute contractors running through that place.

But, I totally agree that it's hot to have a man who fixes stuff. Coming from a house where my dad broke stuff he tried to fix, I love that Sweets really knows how to fix lots of things. Meow!!!

Sizzle said...

You should go into marketing for them. ;-)

I agree. It's pretty darn hot. There's also something about seeing a person in their element- like if they are really good at their job or a hobby. I find that kind of passion and ability sexy.

Danielle said...

I hear it is a great place to meet guys too. Hmmm, I may have to go there this weekend!

Wow, that was awkward said...

Admit it. You just like to get a cheddar beer brot from the vendor out front. Even if I just had a big meal, I have trouble not dropping two bucks for them.

LesleyG said...

You are right on. Definitely.

GeekHiker said...

Ummmm... you do know that they're the "Chippendale's" dancers, right? "Chip 'n Dale" were those cute little twin squirrels in the Disney cartoons, and if you're thinking of them dressing up as construction worker strippers, you need some serious help, my friend...

Mom said...

I love Home Depot too; but I never quite thought of it that way! You best be asking for Home Depot Gift Certificates for wedding gifts!

laura said...

I feel the same way about Nordstrom.