I hate the word "can't." My mom says it a lot. She's a widow, and there are a lot of things she just "can't" do for herself. It is rather frustrating at times. I really don't believe that there's anything a man can do that a woman can't (save for fathering a child, heh), but my mom is stuck in the dark ages a bit when it comes to that whole idea.
Just recently, she hired a professional to install some window blinds for her. He came out to the house, measured the windows, and came back a few weeks later to put up the blinds. We called him the "Blind Man," and made some jokes at his expense.
The whole time, though, I kept insisting that she was wasting her money. She could have measured for the blinds herself, ordered them online for a heavily discounted price, and installed them when they arrived. But no, not her. She wanted a window treatment professional.
What I just discovered today is that GuaranteedBlinds.com has started referring customers to professional blind technicians for measuring and installation. This is great news for people like my mom. Now she can get all the benefits of online ordering -- great prices, amazing selection, and quality products -- without having to do the hard work by herself.