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    Default Spare a thought for your wife

    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 over-sensitive, and there's nothing worse than an
    over-sensitive woman.

    My name is Roger. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my
    wife, Shirley. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for
    Shirley 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 club 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 Shirley.
    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,
    Roger
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    EDITOR'S NOTE:

    Roger died suddenly on April 27 of a perforated rectum. The police
    report says he was found with a Calloway extra long 50-inch Big Bertha
    Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip
    showing and a sledge hammer laying nearby. His wife Shirley was arrested
    and charged with murder.
    The all-woman jury took only 15 minutes to find her Not Guilty,
    accepting her defense that Roger somehow, Without looking, accidentally
    sat down on his golf club.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Okay Kiwi... the other day I said you made up for all the crappy jokes with a good one....

    well... I have to take that back. Your back in the hole again for crappy jokes

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    What joke?

    We will all miss Roger around here.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    What joke?

    We will all miss Roger around here.
    He sounds like a great guy who will be missed.Are his clubs up for sale?

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    Yes, but not the complete set.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    I think it'd be a pretty ****ty deal if the club set included the driver....
    Quote Originally Posted by ThNozzleMan
    Why? Because we are firemen. We are decent human beings. We would be compelled by the overwhelming impulse to save an innocent child from a tragic, painful death because in the end, we are MEN.

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    I ain't touchin' that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue View Post
    I think it'd be a pretty ****ty deal if the club set included the driver....

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    very nice story and interesting.but why is always women who are "means" in the stories?lol.
    "sauver ou périr"

    "courage et dévouement"

    2 french mottoes in french fire service.

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    Well I guess you're in luck. The police are releasing it from evidence storage. First come, first serve. It's in better shape than it looks, being kinda corroded looking Just get yourself some industrial strength 409 and that'll shine 'er right up.



    **just a note...I was about to use the word "crusty" instead of corroded...then I remembered where I was and for some reason decided against it **

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    **just a note...I was about to use the word "crusty" instead of corroded
    Your back in the hole again for crappy jokes
    Listen you miserable wee man that wouldn't get a good laugh unless Laurel threw a pie in Hardies face.

    "THAT was humour"

    In case it is still out of focus for you...

    It was funny.


    Do better or SHUT THE F UP.

    I edited this cause if I left it with poetic English as first passed through my mind (not a long journey) you would have missed the point completely. I have denuded the humor somewhat so that you can almost break into a nasty grimce if you so choose.

    Any legal responsiblity from here of the brain from the fingers wot is typing this bollocks is an amazing thing, and about now you are probably reaching for the freakin phone calling the lawayer and hyperventillatin (Yo, Meracan speelink) reknin (sp) "ya all gona(We spell it , kill large on this court hearin")

    Having fun now Puppy? Contribute to humour in the job we do, or **** off.
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    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Um...how does your quoting the "**just a note...I was about to use the word "crusty" instead of corroded" part of my previous post figure into ^^^ all that?
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    Oops sorry Sapphyre.

    I meant to get rid of the first quote, I was going to laugh about your choice of words.
    Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
    Look at three of your friends, if they are ok, your it.

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    Ok See, I kinda got lost mid-post and was thinking "Whaaaaa..." because you were either talking to that other guy, or you're trying to give me an identity complex. I've noticed that for the last 26 years up til the last time I went potty, I've never been a wee man (because I'm a woman...not because I'm a man who's a little more than wee Just thought I'd clean that up a bit)
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