Sure it is important to know how to 'bath a hose'.
Especially one that is frozen solid and this is the hose that goes from the hydrant [pump] to the stock tank.
I got home and walked in He follows me in.
Him: Well that didn't work!
Me: What didn't work?
Him: The hose of course, I wiggled it, twisted it, shook it and even used a screw driver to try and break the ice from the end of it...the end that goes in the tank.
Me: [Raising one eyebrow and continuing to pull off my work jacket. The temps have dropped to zero, hmm]
Him: Now the whole thing is frozen solid, I thought if I kept the water going and could get it to break loose, I'd have it licked.
Me: ...and? You just left it out there?
Him: [lifts hands as if this thought is beyond him] Yes, I left it out there! It is frozen solid!
Me: Why didn't you bring it in and put it in the bath tub?
Him: [Shrugs] Maybe the sun will shine on it and warm it up tomorrow.
Me: [Grabbing my coveralls and putting them on over my uniform] I'll give it a bath in hot water, then we can water the stock tank.
Him: [Raises one eyebrow] Why?
Me: The animals need water right?
Him: Well, it shouldn't have frozen. And besides I tried to get it fixed for at least a half hour.
Me: [My coveralls are on and I exit with a faint smile on my face. As if it is the hose's fault.]
As I exited I may have made a comment under my breath about the difference between the thought process of a man and a woman.
A man will try to defeat ice with tools.
A woman will use warm water.
How interesting how our minds work.
It never crossed his mind to dump the hose in the tub and warm it up!