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    This is why we have hardwood and tile floor in my house. Swearing at the spouse is fun, if its meant that way. It helps if you both do it. Maybe its just us.

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    Get rid of that new carpeting and get some hardwood flooring.

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    Sebo dup-P powder. It might not get the stain out ( its got out everything I've tried it on ) But it won't hurt the carpet. Unless you go really banzai with a stiff brush. It's used by Persian rug sellers for cleaning the really expensive stuff. Its a powder with light alcohol base, any you don't use, seal up with a rubber band and double bag, it can last a long while. www.sebo.us or www.sebocanada.ca for dealer closest. They make superb vacuum cleaners as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
    Thanks for all the advice guys.

    And no I didn't mean swearing swearing...I just meant that she was generally irate at the grey black smudge on her brand new carpet.

    Trust me when I say everything is right and happy in the house. And I CERTAINLY don't require the advice of a moronic frakhead like Dr. Phil. (I hate that guy...)

    Swearing in a GOOD kind of way.
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    You could always put a clean tarp or blanket or sheet on top of the new carpet and under the bike before you start dropping dirty bike parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Banzai View Post
    Thanks for all the advice guys.

    And no I didn't mean swearing swearing...I just meant that she was generally irate at the grey black smudge on her brand new carpet.

    Trust me when I say everything is right and happy in the house. And I CERTAINLY don't require the advice of a moronic frakhead like Dr. Phil. (I hate that guy...)
    Oh, please ignore what I said earlier then, it doesn't apply. Her just being upset about the stain is understandable.

    Good luck with the stain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurgus View Post
    This is why we have hardwood and tile floor in my house.
    This is what I thought when we bought our new house with hardwood floors. But my wife used it as an excuse to pick up some artsy area rugs which are nice and expensive, I think they may in fact be collectable. What the hell was she thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterRun View Post
    Well, this isn't about me, but, no, no and everything.

    If someone holds so little respect for another that they've made a lifetime commitment too, then they can't respect anybody and have some unresolved issues that most likely require professional help.

    Spouses can be much meaner to each other than just swearing. Sure, swearing is disrespectful, but it's also a prevalent stress-reliever in our society and I think we all understand that swearing is not really personal. Name calling, mental cruelty, criticism, lying, sarcasm, etc is a lot worse in my mind than a few cuss words because something got spilled.

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    OMG... I'm not supposed to swear at my husband? Jeesh, I wish someone had told me that 25 years ago!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerBlossom View Post
    You could always put a clean tarp or blanket or sheet on top of the new carpet and under the bike before you start dropping dirty bike parts.
    A wonderful idea. However...

    We were in the middle of moving the rest of the stuff into our "new" house with it's actually new carpet. The brake shoe tumbled out of some other stuff in transit across the living room. Yes, the living room, right in front of the fireplace...you know, where it can be nice and obvious.
    Good night...and good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Spouses can be much meaner to each other than just swearing. Sure, swearing is disrespectful, but it's also a prevalent stress-reliever in our society and I think we all understand that swearing is not really personal. Name calling, mental cruelty, criticism, lying, sarcasm, etc is a lot worse in my mind than a few cuss words because something got spilled.
    Yep, you're absolutely right. It's all about context.

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    My wife says to try googone if its an oily residue.

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