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Old 12-23-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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Romantic moment shattered

This afternoon DW and I went out to do some last-minute Christmas shopping and decided to get lunch at a local restaurant. Walking across some treacherous-looking ice she grabbed my hand, I thought, for assurance and support in the event she slipped on the ice.

Then she said "If I go down you're going with me."

So much for chivalry and romance.

I guess that's what happens after 20+ years of marriage.
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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Yep...shattered hip...shattered romance...both pretty painful!

Sounds like y'all have a lot of fun together.
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Then she said "If I go down you're going with me."

So much for chivalry and romance.

I guess that's what happens after 20+ years of marriage.
Well, since she broke the barrier, you could have replied, "So by going down you mean I am getting especially lucky tonight?"
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:54 PM   #4
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I don't think that takes 20+ years of marriage because I remember pulling that stunt on my husband of a mere 2+ years. I suspect its more an illustration of the type of woman you married (since I am obviously the same type, I am voting for labelling it as practical).
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This afternoon DW and I went out to do some last-minute Christmas shopping and decided to get lunch at a local restaurant. Walking across some treacherous-looking ice she grabbed my hand, I thought, for assurance and support in the event she slipped on the ice.

Then she said "If I go down you're going with me."

So much for chivalry and romance.
Could be worse: DW and I were walking an icy sidewalk in Wisconsin, DW loses balance; DW wildly swings arm in a futile effort to regain balance. DW's flailing fist squarely lands full force right on the family jewels.

I go to the ground in a heap. She falls on top of me, hysterical as I nearly vomit with that pain which only men really appreciate.

Boys, hold their hands when it's icy -- not for chivalry but for self defense.
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This afternoon DW and I went out to do some last-minute Christmas shopping and decided to get lunch at a local restaurant. Walking across some treacherous-looking ice she grabbed my hand, I thought, for assurance and support in the event she slipped on the ice.

Then she said "If I go down you're going with me."

So much for chivalry and romance.

I guess that's what happens after 20+ years of marriage.
I might say something like that to my husband, and he might say, "I'll be sure to land on you, because you're softer than I am."

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Well, since she broke the barrier, you could have replied, "So by going down you mean I am getting especially lucky tonight?"
Tsk tsk....Even a Spaniard gets that one
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The missing element here is the gentleman's coat spread out over the walking path of the lady, in the fashion of classic chivalry.
Tsk tsk tsk

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Wow. The romance is gone. Next thing you know, you'll be belching and farting around each other.
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Then she said "If I go down you're going with me."
"Going down" together is such fun.
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Wow. The romance is gone. Next thing you know, you'll be belching and farting around each other.
Hells bells, dh2b and I were doing that the first week he moved in.
That's when we really knew it was "for real".
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I see my oversight in leaving out the chivalrous act. You should immediately follow up the question with, "In that case, I wouldn't mind going down with you."
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Boys, hold their hands when it's icy -- not for chivalry but for self defense.
.... and while you are holding their hand they cannot spend any money
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