Well, as a female construction worker...admittedly, I'm also an engineer, so there is a class thing going on here, too...I'd like to add some standard items in my repertoire.
1) When asked why I want to do this kind of work, I have replied variations of the following:
>>>>>1a) sincere Well, I like building things. If I could do it without all of you morons, that would be great.
>>>>>1b) even more sincerely, but with a hint of dominatrix in the tone It is the fringe...