I've always had a fantasy that the "This Old House" people would knock on my door because they needed a home to feature on their show, and they'd like to fix it up for free. I'm still waiting for that to happen. I had this twisted fantasy long before the popular home makeover shows came on the scene and they've only made things worse with all their "move that bus" drama. I guess I could always man up and learn to fix something myself.
Many times I've hired a repairman who comes and performs what ends up being a 5 second task because he has the appropriate tools. I locked my keys in my car once and called a locksmith. Within 10 seconds of arriving he had picked the lock and had the car open. It took him 4 times as long to write out the invoice than it did to open the car. I once had a furnace guy come out who used a special flexible camera to inspect a part of the furnace that was hard to get to. It was cool, but I paid out the nose for the use of his gadgetry.
I've always been intimidated by guys who can build and fix stuff so easily. Guys who add a wing on their home as part of a little weekend project or build a nice gazebo for their wife on a Saturday afternoon. I'm not sure how to compensate for my lack of the manly repair gene which is apparently very recessive. Maybe a monster truck would help.