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Old 04-07-2019, 02:26 PM   #1
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Okay - Who Has a Marriage Bio???

So, I was putzing in the garage as DW pulled into the driveway. I waved for her to stop instead of pulling into the garage. She readily complied. I walked over and explained that I was tidying up after having the water neater replaced yesterday.

So she cuts off he car and I return to the tasks at hand... Then, I hear a "ker-plunk." I pay no mind, and DW is off to the door and inside.

I glance to the driveway and there's an empty water bottle about 5 feet from her chariot. The implied task here is for me to retrieve it and place it in the recycle bin (the one she walked within a few feet of as she went in the house).

Interesting side-bar. DW is fastidious in housekeeping. Her chariot? Untidy and cluttered (less one water bottle for the moment). Garden tools and supplies also park where last used. I can put them away, mow around them, or perhaps paint them where they lie. But lie they shall.

I am not upset, it was just an epiphany. I'm sure DW could author a compendium (in about 5 nanoseconds) of my deflected tasks that she performs on my behalf.

Anyhoo, any takers on a bio (or job description) for your situation? Litter control and outdoor tidiness would be annotated on my domestic documents. Not sure how my annual reviews would stack up...
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My job description is all the fun stuff that only needs doing once in a while and DW's job description is all the drudgery tasks that need done every day. Or so I'm told.
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My job description is all the fun stuff that only needs doing once in a while and DW's job description is all the drudgery tasks that need done every day. Or so I'm told.
Ditto!
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Old 04-07-2019, 02:57 PM   #4
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Like Red Badger's better half, my DW is fastidious about housekeeping. She gets downright grouchy if things are the least untidy. But put the scissors away? Nope. Not gonna happen in this lifetime. There they will sit on the kitchen counter until the devil is buying snowblowers unless I put them away first.
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So, let me get this straight. You guys are griping about your better halves on a public forum? And then inviting the rest of us to join you?

No way, man. I have nothing to complain about. Right dear?
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Old 04-07-2019, 03:08 PM   #6
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My marriage bio is all of two words.

"Yes, dear."
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DW is fastidious in housekeeping. Her chariot? Untidy and cluttered (less one water bottle for the moment).
A woman's car is like a giant purse. Don't open the center console without hazmat protection.

Also, you are insane for trying to get away with this thread.
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A woman's car is like a giant purse. Don't open the center console without hazmat protection.
True, my DW's center console and glove box in her SUV are both stuffed to the gills with everything from tissues to granola bars. Oh, the door drink holders are loaded up too. I love it!
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My marriage bio is all of two words.

"Yes, dear."
I was just listening the other day to the NYC classical music station (WQXR)'s regular feature "Opera in 3 Minutes" wherein one of the hosts summarizes the upcoming Saturday Met Opera in 3 minutes. It's always humorous. He was summarizing the plot of Wagner's "Die Walkure." Odin, the Allfather, King of the Gods, was listening to a lecture by his wife Freya, Guardian of Marriage, on the breaking of marriage vows by some other (rather sympathetic) characters. She demands a punishment. This is all sung out in a long duet, which the host summarized as "Yes, dear."
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I never married, so I've always had rather expansionist dreams of what marriage brought. The Handyman Husband!!! Another theatrisized portrayal that caught my eye was "Tarzan and His Mate," where Jane offered casually to her friends, "I designed my dream house and Tarzan built it." That stayed with me. Odin, king of the gods; Tarzan, king of the jungle ... and they are building to wifely specifications!

My married female friends, well, they have different stories, but it MUST be true!!
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Hmm. In retirement, I only do what I want to, and only when I want to do it.

How could that be? Surely it has nothing to do with being unmarried at present.
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I am only doing this because my SO does not read this thread .Why do we have to write to do lists no one writes me a list do laundry , cook dinner , food shop ?
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Hmm. In retirement, I only do what I want to, and only when I want to do it.

How could that be? Surely it has nothing to do with being unmarried at present.
I wonder if marriage is easier when the couple is young and "growing together" or older and presumably more self-aware.
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I bought a t-shirt with that quote written on it and then she got mad at me for wearing it outside.
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So, let me get this straight. You guys are griping about your better halves on a public forum? And then inviting the rest of us to join you?

No way, man. I have nothing to complain about. Right dear?
+1 Google has a long memory so... here goes:

My DH is pretty awesome. He thinks I am as well. The devils in the details and we work those out as best we can. We're both pretty flexible.


Except:

If you borrow my car and change the seat position w/o returning it to the EXACT SAME POSITION you found it in BEFORE vacating it - even if you were thoughtful and taking the car to be serviced and then stopped to wash, vacuum, fill it with fuel and change the wiper blades I may seriously consider employing Walt's wifes scissors (Post 4) in an unladylike manor.

But we are pretty easy going
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