Sewing stuff doesn’t win many points on the ‘manly’ front. A pal of mine flies helicopters and did tours in Bosnia and ‘Stan. Another pal used to be a coal miner. I know a lot of lads who work on building sites. They have proper jobs.
I write stories.
I can say stuff about getting in bar fights and riding a motorbike, but the riposte will always be, ‘Yeah but you’re an English teacher!’
‘And a vegetarian.’