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Old 06-10-07, 07:34 PM   #1
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Wife says I have the maturity of a 4 yr old, can I stay on 50+?

My wife told me today that I acted like a 4 year old. I thought it was a very unfair assessment, as I firmly believe that I was exhibiting the behavior of at least a 6 or 7 year old.

In any case, if my physical age is 52 and my mental age is 4, that leaves me with an average of 28.

I'd like to stay in the 50+ forum if it is alright with everyone.

Otherwise I might have to throw a tantrum.
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Old 06-10-07, 07:40 PM   #2
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I think that's fine, but you have to write

I'd like to stay in the 50+ forum if it is alright with everyone.

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Old 06-10-07, 07:46 PM   #3
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If you're going to throw a a tantrum, please consider this advice from mountain bike racing champion and all around goddess Jacquie Phelan:

"Refrain from throwing your bicycle in public. It shows poor upbringing."
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"You have to grow old, but you don't have to grow up".

I would have taken her comment as a compliment.
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Old 06-10-07, 08:49 PM   #5
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You have to stay, how else will I be able to see that lovely helmet and wonder if I could find one kind of like that someday for myself, except maybe with cow horns, like the vikings wore.
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Old 06-10-07, 09:26 PM   #6
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If you're going to throw a a tantrum, please consider this advice from mountain bike racing champion and all around goddess Jacquie Phelan:

"Refrain from throwing your bicycle in public. It shows poor upbringing."
I remember ol' Alice B. Toeclips winning MTB races with drop handlebars. I believe she had one of the first aluminum MTBs iirc.
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Old 06-10-07, 09:37 PM   #7
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Tom Bombadil, and all that time you thought you had a youthful appearance because she was saying you had childish characteristics...
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Old 06-11-07, 04:43 AM   #8
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If you acted like your age you would definately not belong in this Forum.

As an aside, what color will your bibs be if not black?
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[QUOTE=Tom Bombadil]My wife told me today that I acted like a 4 year old. [QUOTE]

I just got the same comment, Tom. Maybe we need to start a 4-Plusser 50-minusser forum!

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Old 06-11-07, 05:46 AM   #10
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Otherwise I might have to throw a tantrum.
When my kids threw tantrums I would get down on the floor and throw one with them. I told them this was a lot of fun and we should do it more often. They would jump up, look at me like I was crazy and go about their business. Maybe your wife can join you
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Old 06-11-07, 06:27 AM   #11
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Why do wives always have to make such negative remarks?
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Old 06-11-07, 06:30 AM   #12
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My wife told me today that I acted like a 4 year old…
Sounds to me like you have the perfect qualifications… Welcome aboard!

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I am concerned - you might be showing too much maturity. If we were to assume that we are staring our second childhood - doesn't mean that we need to start off really young?
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Well, she should consider herself lucky. You could be like an 18 year old w/raging hormones.
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Why do wives always have to make such negative remarks?
I asked my wife, and she said, "Well, look at the material I've got to work with."
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Why do wives always have to make such negative remarks?
I wonder that too.

Possibly, she's jealous?
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Sounds to me like you have the perfect qualifications… Welcome aboard!

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It is so easy to misunderstand. I thought you were overqualified.
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Why do wives always have to make such negative remarks?


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I wonder that too.

Possibly, she's jealous?

Possibly, she's right
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Old 06-11-07, 08:46 AM   #19
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My wife told me today that I acted like a 4 year old. I thought it was a very unfair assessment, as I firmly believe that I was exhibiting the behavior of at least a 6 or 7 year old.
Either way in a few years she's going to expect you to perform like an adolescent. Whew! I'm thinking it would be a good idea to up your work out program.
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My wife told me today that I acted like a 4 year old. I thought it was a very unfair assessment . . .
Maybe it was a sign of progress. My wife described me as a 2 year old last week!

Beside, Jimmy Buffett nailed it: "I'm growing older, but not up! . . .
Let the winds of time blow over my head, I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead."
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It is so easy to misunderstand. I thought you were overqualified.
Interesting you've noticed that; I moved to the USA back in 1983, and when people ask me why I moved, I explain to them that it was a Special Arrangement between the UK and the US governments designed to increase the I.Q. of both countries…

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Interesting you've noticed that; I moved to the USA back in 1983, and when people ask me why I moved, I explain to them that it was a Special Arrangement between the UK and the US governments designed to increase the I.Q. of both countries…

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That is one great reply- Just don't come back and reverse the action.
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It's their job.
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Just remember you're never too old to have a happy childhood!
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That is one great reply- Just don't come back and reverse the action.
I think our cousins across the pond are getting a tad uppity...
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