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Bob's Story

gjcknocker Nov 14, 2006

  1. gjcknocker

    gjcknocker 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 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 periods.
    > She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the
    > yard. 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 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.....
    > Signed,
    > Bob
    > EDITOR'S NOTE: Sadly, Bob died suddenly last month. The police report
    > says
    > that he was found with a Calloway extra long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver
    > II golf club rammed where the sun don't shine , 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 on it.


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