Women better then men when it comes to DIY!

December 9th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI  

London, December 9 (ANI): Men might like to brag about their construction skills, but it is women who are better when it comes do-it-yourself tasks, according to a furniture store boss.

Petra Hesser, boss at the furniture store Ikea, whose 70 percent of the clientele was formed by women, revealed that the fairer sex was undisputed winner when it came to putting together flatly packed furniture.

“Men never look at the directions and have the most problems with construction because they always think they can do that,” the Telegraph quoted the head of the Swedish giant’’s German operation saying.

It is all down to women approaching the task calmly and following instructions from beginning to end. The woman first sorts the parts in an orderly way. Men throw them in a pile and then something goes missing, she added.

Psychologist Gladeana McMahon told the Daily Express that women were better at multi-tasking along with being more patient, which contributed to their title of being more skilled at DIY.

She said: “Men often joke about women not being very good at DIY but it is not the case at all. Women are far more patient and look at things in a much calmer way than men.

She added: “But women take it more in their stride and, importantly, are not afraid to ask for help. Men won”t ask for help often because they see it as an affront to their masculinity. (ANI)

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