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|Posted By: chiploi|
| Subject: Justifiable homicide
It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it
becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of
housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are oversensitive, and there's nothing worse than an
My name is Bob. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my
wife, Debbie. When I took "early retirement" last year, it became
necessary for Debbie to get a full-time job along with her part-
time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we
Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to
show her age. I usually get home from the golf course about the same
time she gets home from work.
She has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't
yell at her.
Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she
gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at
the club so eating out is not reasonable. I'm ready for some home
cooked grub when I hit that door.
She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now
it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after
dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several
each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really
appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done
before she goes to bed.
Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example she
will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly
bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or
worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to
stretch it out over two or even three days. That way she won't have to
rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and
then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean) ... I like to
think tact is one of my strong points.
When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest
She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the
I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix
herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit
for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may
as well make one for me too.
I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support
I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many
will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows
better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older.
However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less
criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will
consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on
this earth to help each other.....
EDITOR'S NOTE: Bob died suddenly on May 27th. The police report said
that he was found with a Calloway extra long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver
II golf club rammed up his bottom, with only 2 inches of grip
His wife Debbie was arrested and charged with murder; however, the
all-woman jury found her "Not Guilty" accepting her defense that
he accidentally sat down on it...|
|Posted By: Balconia|
Only just noticed this post. Nice one :lol: :lol: . As my hubby now seems to be addicted to Golf i could relate to it :wink:|
|Posted By: Jan|
| Hi Debbie, (Since Bob is now demised)
Enjoy your freedom. Spend all his money whilst enjoying your lemonade with the additive that you can now afford with his insurance pay out.
Only joking it was a good laugh on a miserable wet day. Wish we were in Cyprus enjoying the "lemonade" and sunshine.
Enjoy the golf Bob.
|Posted By: tannis|
| :lol: :lol: i remember many years back when i went back to work full time my hubby said hed do the dishes as i cooked the meals...well approx 1 month later hey presto a brand new dish washer was delivered after years of my moaning for one...men i hate them :wink: