The al­lot­ment and the pub are wa­ter­ing holes, places where men can talk about what men talk about

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - News -

func­tion to the pub or the al­lot­ment. those wiz­ened old men are not down there to har­vest their own prize-win­ning gi­ant veg, they are there to es­cape from the trou­ble and strifes.

the al­lot­ment and the pub are wa­ter­ing holes, places where men can talk about what men talk about, which is usu­ally stuff of not a lot of any con­se­quence.

the shed, how­ever, is a space of sin­gu­lar soli­tude and quiet con­tem­pla­tion - a quick and con­ve­nient es­cape route from the in­ces­sant nag­ging and bick­er­ing, where a mar­ried man finds re­lease from the cease­less chat­ter and de­mands to sort the slightly wonky loo seat out and re­quests to re-do the bath­room in Aqua Ma­rine.

Now that you are a MAD­man you have no rea­son, no ex­cuse to dis­ap­pear down the pub/al­lot­ment/shed.

So if you’re han­ker­ing for those days spent do­ing not a lot down the shed, why not turn your house into one big shed?

Get a pad­lock on your front door and leave a pot of cre­osote open along with a tin of rusty nails to get that au­then­tic cre­osote and rust aroma.

Put the pota­toes and onion sacks in the kitchen rather than down the shed and hang all sorts of tools from the walls of your home.

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