The article recounts the pressures of adulthood, on men of being "providers", and the psychology of and how those very same men who once thought they needed to own a home have quickly reconsidered in light of the stock market meltdown and housing bust.
“I’m in my 30s. If fixing something made me happy, I would have learned how to do it.”
The article is a somewhat humorous take on the work involved in owning a home, and the countless men who bought them, without understanding how much work is involved. One complained that he couldn't walk to anything from his subdivision, another says: “Why would I have any interest in fixing the bathroom sink?” Others complain about having to mow the lawn after working 60 hours a week, or locking themselves out and not having a super to help them get back in.