Friday, August 21, 2009

New New Man

"I fancy myself a new, new man," said Harold, his hands deep in the soapy suds of the washing up. "At least in the kitchen department."

"Ah! Not so keen on the nappies then?" Jasfoup made a few adjustments to his Bloodberry calendar, the stylus beeping as it moved across the screen. "You know you can get disposables, right? Use them once, throw them away, clog the earth with them for five thousand years...?"

"Yes." Harold smiled into the middle distance. "Gillian won't hear of it, of course. She got all palsy with that friend of yours."

"You'll have to be more specific."

"The pagan one with the shop. She's gone all green earth now."

"Ah! Meinwen." Jasfoup nodded as he stowed his PDA into a pocket. It beeped a few times when he closed the lid and he had to get it out again to check it still worked. "Hardly a friend, though she did a little work for me recently."


"Nothing that would interest you." Jasfoup smiled. Are you cooking dinner, then, Mr. New?"

"No," said Harold. "I'm such a new man I'm going to allow the guest to cook."

Jasfoup raised an eyebrow. "We have a guest?"

"Aye." Harold handed him a pinny. "What're you making?"

Image: The New Man: Masculinity After Traditionalism and Feminist Reaction


stephanie said...

*chuckles* Interesting crossover development. "gone all green" But of course she has. ;)

DJ Kirkby said...

My fave post ever! Too funny.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Thank you both :)

Hmm. Possible new novel plot there, too!

martha said...

About time Harold turned the tables on Jasfoup. BUT, will he cook or will he deputize Devious when Harold's not looking?

Leatherdykeuk said...

He'll get take out ;)

martha said...

About what I would have expected

aims said...

Love that Jasfoup has a 'thing' about technology....

Nicely turned once more.

Leatherdykeuk said...

The whole point of inventing man was to get at technology God hadn't thought of.