The Tragic Story of a Considerate Husband

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MRSH, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    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 oversensitive woman.

    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 needed. 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.

    Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says 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 times 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 ageing 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 periods. She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the lawn 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 Debbie. I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men 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 ageing 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 says that he was found with a Callaway extra long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club rammed up his rectum, with only 2 inches of grip showing. His wife Debbie was arrested and charged with murder; however, the all-woman jury found her Not Guilty, accepting her defence that he accidentally sat down on it.
  2. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    Pure class - Note to self for later life, hide golf clubs :biggrin:
  3. Flutey

    Flutey Active Member

    Hahaha... that's excellent... any more that people want to tell us?
  4. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Rock on, sister!
  5. Bryan_sop

    Bryan_sop Active Member

    Seen it a few times before but cracks me up every time !!
    :clap: :clap: :clap:
  6. Di

    Di Active Member

    Me too.

    Like here and here ;)
  7. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Oh well - c'est la vie
  8. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Indeed. Que Sera, Sera!
  9. Di

    Di Active Member

    Calloway must be doing a roaring trade in golf clubs. :tongue:;)
  10. persins

    persins Member


    Sounds like he's got it about right to me!:biggrin:;)
  11. sugarandspice

    sugarandspice Active Member

    Once again

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  12. Key2207

    Key2207 Member

    Hahahahaha.... Class!!! :clap:
  13. Dave 2nd2nd Cornet

    Dave 2nd2nd Cornet Active Member

    What a guy Bob is, might try this lifestyle myself - and thankfully - I don't play golf.:)

    There's always my cornet though:confused:

    Glad i came off tuba:shock:

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