Character sketch of uncle Podger
Uncle Podger is a man who is difficult to please and who does not allow anyone else to do a job. He is unable to do anything quietly or without creating a mess. When he wants to hang the picture on the wall, he spoils the entire wall and the picture is hung crooked. Uncle Podger doesn’t do things in an organised way. When he is hanging the picture up the wall, it slips and the frame comes out. Then he cuts himself and further falls down the ladder. Then he lets go the hammer and hurts someone’s toe.
When he falls from the ladder, he loses his temper and starts cursing and abusing. He blames others without realizing that it was his own fault. He also goes to the extent of saying that women made fuss instead of accepting that he is creating a ruckus. Uncle Podger is a proud man who has a high opinion of himself. He is eccentric and attaches a major importance to even trivial jobs.