There are some tasks it's not advisable to delegate
Ma Pants likes to get a man in. You can cease guffawing, it’s all perfectly innocent. I refer, naturally, to the engaging of trades people to carry out tasks one can’t manage or be arsed to do. For reasons best known to themselves, these very useful and highly motivated self-starters are usually men. Then again, perhaps it’s because Ma Pants doesn’t require anyone to do ironing, cleaning or take up her hems. I have previously mentioned Gunther Grass, the lawn mowing man who scrims, chops and boufs the greenery at House of Pants Snr with a tenderness that puts one in mind of Vidal Sassoon coiffing Elizabeth Taylor.