If you want a contractor to come by and give you a quote all you have to do is take a poop or a shower. They'll ring the doorbell right away!
Telling your 4 year old son to "Cowboy up" when he's losing his shit at the zoo, eh...not so effective.
If it's midnight and you're covered in drywall dust, kid snot and grape jelly don't joke with your husband about sex slangs like "Pearl Necklace" and "Bird-Watching" because it renders you instantly desirable. So if you want to get a shower and some sleep avoid tossing around terms like "Double Click The Mouse" and keep your eyes to the ground.
Husband will financially prioritize electrical supplies far and above groceries once he's in the throes of a project. Adversely, this makes it much easier to smuggle in unauthorized clothing purchases if I stick them in a Home Depot bag.
Trying to stick to a weight watchers plan without a kitchen, eh...not so effective.