Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Foo Off-Topic chit chat with no general subject.

User Tag List

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-03-04, 11:40 AM   #1
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There are some "female" (and perhaps male) actions which are mildly bothersome but tolerable. In other words, I love my wife dearly, but these are some of the things I could do without. (This should really be on the "male only" forum, so I don't get creamed)!

For example:

1. Decorative pillows everywhere. On the bed, the sofa, the lounge. In order to sit down, I have to move a pillow! The only pillows I would have are those I need to sleep on.

2. Lights on. Whenever we leave the house, there must be a certain number of lights on so that when we return it is not to a dark house. Also must have a TV on or a radio.

3. Turning the water on at the sink and letting it run while cleaning the kitchen. I see $$$ (our water is expensive) simply flowing down the drain!

4. Enough bottles of hand lotion all over the place for an army!

Nothing major, all tolerable, and all minor in comparison to the great things she does, and I know that she has things about me, also. We have made it through 41 years of marriage, and some pretty tough times, so I guess I really have little to complain about!

So, what about you? Or are you too chicken?

Last edited by DnvrFox; 12-03-04 at 01:18 PM.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 12:32 PM   #2
timmhaan
more ape than man
 
timmhaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: nyc
Bikes:
Posts: 8,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox

1. Pillows everywhere. On the bed, the sofa, the lounge. In order to sit down, I have to move a pillow!

this drives me crazy! i don't know why some women have this fascination with pillows, but most of the females I know have a massive collection.
timmhaan is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 12:52 PM   #3
Kestrelman
Senior Member
 
Kestrelman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 201
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, the pillows thing I can do without, especially if they're tiny and embroidered or something - makes them totally useless.

Also,

- Fake plants/flowers. WTF?
- Useless kitchen decorations (like those stupid wooden meat tenderizers that weigh about 2 ounces and couldn't flatten a fly). I cook and my kitchen is a "working" kitchen. At the girlfriends it's almost impossible to cook with all of the decorative / non-used stuff all over the counters. I mean, c'mon - fake strands of garlic bulbs?
- Bowls of plastic fruit.
- Plug-in air fresheners. Can't stand 'em.
- Doilies. Enough said on that.
- Scented candles. I like candles, but the scented ones are too much for me.
- Collections of stuff (other than guitars or bikes ) If you have collections of any more than 10 of a certain item on display in your house, there is something seriously wrong with you. I had an ex sister-in-law who collected dolls. She had, no kidding, hundreds of them throughout the house - on shelves, in glass cases, everywhere. My daughter pet sat for her one weekend but had to get out - said that the dolls staring was driving her crazy and there was no place to get away from it.
Kestrelman is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 01:11 PM   #4
slotibartfast
Duct tape won't fix that
 
slotibartfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Covington, Washington
Bikes: 2003 Bianchi Veloce, 2002 Gary Fisher Utopia
Posts: 440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In 30 years of marriage, my wife has never, ever answered one of my questions with a simple yes or no....often, she'll just go off on some tangent. Example: Me: what's for dinner? Her: We had roast last night and a salad. Me: What?!? Her: she's on to something else by this time. It's become a 30 year running joke. When the kids were still living at home, they'd always think it was hilarious.
slotibartfast is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 01:52 PM   #5
Portis
Banned.
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Home alone
Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
Posts: 6,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
1. Pillows everywhere. On the bed, the sofa, the lounge. In order to sit down, I have to move a pillow!
Gotta go with that one. Every freakin' night, i throw pillows off of the the bed for what seems like hours. I am so excited when i get through the layer of throw pillows and down to the layer of bed pillows. That tells me it is only minutes until i can finally get in bed.

I won't mention the others because there are a lot more things that i do that are annoying than my wife does. One of the most annoying things my wife does is keep her mouth shut. I always go on a tangent griping at her about something. She always just remains quiet and lets me make an idiot out of myself.

She subscribes to the theory that if you don't have something nice to say, say nothing. Damn that is annoying. She is never wrong and never has to eat her words. I, on the other hand am busy pulling my foot out of my mouth just about every day.
Portis is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 02:44 PM   #6
slvoid
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
 
slvoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NYC
Bikes: 04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
Posts: 15,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
She keeps leaving the spoke wrench on the night stand!
slvoid is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 02:53 PM   #7
LordOpie
Senior Member
 
LordOpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver
Bikes: 2006 custom Walt Works roadie, 2003 Fuji Finest (road), 2002 Giant Iguana (mtb), 1986 BMW K75 (motor)
Posts: 3,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If I could afford it, I'd have wall-to-wall pillows! Four layers deep.

I think lights and tv/radio is more of a safety/comfort thing.
LordOpie is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 02:55 PM   #8
halfbiked
dangerous with tools
 
halfbiked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: minneapolis
Bikes: fat, long, single & fast
Posts: 4,502
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
'lost' keys. I find her keys in the door, on the floor, on various counters, tables or desks. Every time she leaves the house, she's looking for keys. How hard is it to pick one place and put them there every time?
halfbiked is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 02:55 PM   #9
LordOpie
Senior Member
 
LordOpie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver
Bikes: 2006 custom Walt Works roadie, 2003 Fuji Finest (road), 2002 Giant Iguana (mtb), 1986 BMW K75 (motor)
Posts: 3,698
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by slvoid
She keeps leaving the spoke wrench on the night stand!
You kids and your slang these days.
LordOpie is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 03:30 PM   #10
BurlySurly
Pedalphile
 
BurlySurly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Tennessee
Bikes: better ones than yours
Posts: 514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1. when they talk
BurlySurly is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 03:37 PM   #11
bac
Senior Member
 
bac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: Too many to list!
Posts: 7,481
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox
1. Decorative pillows everywhere. On the bed, the sofa, the lounge. In order to sit down, I have to move a pillow! The only pillows I would have are those I need to sleep on.
You hit home with that one! Why? Why? Why so many pillows???? I'll never understand.
bac is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 04:04 PM   #12
Stacey
Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP)
 
Stacey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 9,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wasting water? Un-freakin-believable!!!! She should be jailed. That's my water too. Tell her to please stop or she'll have to naswer to me... and you know how I get.
__________________
Stacey is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 04:21 PM   #13
slotibartfast
Duct tape won't fix that
 
slotibartfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Covington, Washington
Bikes: 2003 Bianchi Veloce, 2002 Gary Fisher Utopia
Posts: 440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by halfbiked
'lost' keys. I find her keys in the door, on the floor, on various counters, tables or desks. Every time she leaves the house, she's looking for keys. How hard is it to pick one place and put them there every time?
How could I forget that one. It's not only keys, it's also receipts, shoes, bras , jackets, just about everything.
slotibartfast is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 04:24 PM   #14
wabbit
Sprockette
 
wabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 5,503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just for the record, I hate those stupid pillows, fake plants, etc. I have a couple of those doilies I use for special occasions. I hate having stupid things around that gather dust. Also, any woman over the age of, say, 14, should not have more than one stuffed animal. I have one stuffed animal, a lamb, that was a gift, because I love lambs (not to eat). However, any adult woman who sleeps with dollies and stuffed animals makes me wonder. All I have are two pillows and that's quite enough. Maybe I'm just not a real woman, LOL.

I live alone nowadays so anything I do doesn't bother anyone and vice versa.
__________________
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.
wabbit is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 04:32 PM   #15
KrisPistofferson
Immoderator
 
KrisPistofferson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: POS Tennessee
Bikes: Gary Fisher Simple City 8, Litespeed Obed
Posts: 7,630
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What about:
5. The Need to have a white couch? I spent my childhood trying to explain the impracticality of white furniture to my Mother, and my adulthood trying to explain it to various girlfriends! It's not only impractical, but UGLY. Why have expensive furniture you can't sit on?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bikeforums
Your rights end where another poster's feelings begin.
KrisPistofferson is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 04:42 PM   #16
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stacey
Wasting water? Un-freakin-believable!!!! She should be jailed. That's my water too. Tell her to please stop or she'll have to naswer to me... and you know how I get.
It was recently reported that our ground wells (our water is all wells) are going down at a rate of an inch a day! Yet, they keep putting in subdivisions requiring large lawns with Kentucky bluegrass! You figure it out, I can't.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 04:47 PM   #17
timmhaan
more ape than man
 
timmhaan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: nyc
Bikes:
Posts: 8,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox
It was recently reported that our ground wells (our water is all wells) are going down at a rate of an inch a day! Yet, they keep putting in subdivisions requiring large lawns with Kentucky bluegrass! You figure it out, I can't.
last time i was in CO it was about 2 years ago and the place looked unhealthy. everything was brown because of the drought. some people had actually painted their lawns with some kind of fake green coloring!

i grew up in AZ and it was instilled in us to save water. was such a part of my life that i'll never understand doing it any other way.
timmhaan is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 07:10 PM   #18
Xtrmyorick
Senior Member
 
Xtrmyorick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Walla Walla
Bikes: Torelli Titanio with full Chorus and Eurus wheels
Posts: 603
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's spelled Slartibartfast, not Slotibartfast. It just sounds that way because they're British.
Xtrmyorick is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 07:40 PM   #19
SadieKate
Hills, more hills please!
 
SadieKate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bendemonium, Orygun
Bikes: Spectrum, Lippy, Litespeed, Titus, Kelly, Marin, Bob Jackson, Mercian
Posts: 180
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What a lovely bunch of misogynists. Perhaps you've wondered onto the wrong forum?

I'd say if your wife puts up with you, she's an angel.
SadieKate is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 08:13 PM   #20
BurlySurly
Pedalphile
 
BurlySurly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Tennessee
Bikes: better ones than yours
Posts: 514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SadieKate
What a lovely bunch of misogynists. Perhaps you've wondered onto the wrong forum?

I'd say if your wife puts up with you, she's an angel.

and what a lovely Feminazi you are. Perhaps you would see the humor in this and post something similar about men if you didnt take yourself so freaking seriously.
BurlySurly is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 08:17 PM   #21
LittleBigMan
Sumanitu taka owaci
 
LittleBigMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 8,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My wife drives the car all week long while I bike or ride the train to work. By Friday morning, the tank is almost empty. She looks at the guage, then at me, and says, "No gas! Why didn't you put gas in the tank?"

__________________
No worries
LittleBigMan is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 08:31 PM   #22
LittleBigMan
Sumanitu taka owaci
 
LittleBigMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 8,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger
One of the most annoying things my wife does is keep her mouth shut. I always go on a tangent griping at her about something. She always just remains quiet and lets me make an idiot out of myself.
Just once, I'd like for my wife to give me that opportunity.
__________________
No worries
LittleBigMan is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 08:43 PM   #23
catatonic
Chairman of the Bored
 
catatonic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2004 Raleigh Talus, 2001 Motobecane Vent Noir (Custom build for heavy riders)
Posts: 5,825
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
not married, but I will never understand the freaking ornament pillow thing....nor ornaments for any matter.

I guess it's a guy thing where if it has no use, and is not actual art...just dont do it...call me simple, but I just dont see where it makes sense
catatonic is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 08:55 PM   #24
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Toilet seat covers...I hate them. Never ever ever will I live in a house with one. I ripped the seat off entirely in my old place just to prove to my ex how much I hated it...heck I did warn her several times.

Thats pretty much it, my current gf is pretty cool and would not force me into any scheme or design. We would discuss and do it together, besides we are minimalists...the house has what we need, thats it. She and I both spend our money on important things like biking and vacations.
Maelstrom is offline  
Old 12-03-04, 09:12 PM   #25
LittleBigMan
Sumanitu taka owaci
 
LittleBigMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 8,945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What really bugs me the most is when my wife expects me to come home on time, as if I actually meant it when I said, "See you around six." I said, "around," didn't I?

Sheesh. What's a couple of hours, anyway?

__________________
No worries
LittleBigMan is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:02 PM.