sounds fair to me!

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  1. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Dec 24, 2003
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    :grin: But don't tell my wife I said that!:)

    Notes From Thoughtful Barry:
    > It is important for men to remember, that as women grow older it

    > becomes

    > harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they

    > were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are

    > oversensitive and there's nothing worse than an oversensitive woman. My

    > name is Barry...... Let me relate how I handled the situation with my

    > wife, Julie.


    > When I took "early retirement" last year, it became necessary for

    > Julie to

    > get a full-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits

    > that we needed. Shortly after she started working I noticed she was

    > beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the Golf Course about

    > the same time she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am,

    > she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she

    > starts dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time

    > and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table.

    > I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at the club so eating out is not

    > reasonable. I'm ready for some home cooked grub when I hit that door...

    > She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now, it's

    > not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I

    > do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening

    > that they won't clean themselves. I know she appreciates this, as it does

    > seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.


    > I really think my experience as a teacher helps a lot. I consider

    > telling

    > people what they ought to do one of my strong points... And speaking of

    > bed, her age really shows up there. I go out and golf all day, come in

    > dead tired and after a two hour nap and a good meal, I'm ready, if you

    > know what I mean. Age has gotten her so bad that she actually dozes off

    > during lovemaking. But that's okay. Her satisfaction in that area is

    > important to a sensitive guy like me and if she enjoys sleeping during our

    > little trysts, what the hey...


    > Now that she has gotten older, she does seem to get tired so much more

    > quickly. Our washer and dryer are in the basement. Sometimes she says she

    > just can't make another trip down those steps. I don't make a big issue of

    > this; as long as she finishes up the laundry the next evening, I'm willing

    > to overlook it. Not only that, but unless I need something ironed to wear

    > to the Monday lodge meeting, or to Wednesday's or Saturday's poker club,

    > or to Tuesday's or Thursday's bowling, or something like that, I will tell

    > her to wait until the next evening to do the ironing. This gives her a

    > little more time to do some of those odds and ends like shampooing the

    > dog, vacuuming or dusting...


    > Also, if I had a really good day on the course and it was wet and

    > muddy,

    > my clubs are a mess, so I let her clean them, you know.....get the grit

    > off the grips and a little light Brillo on the club faces at a casual

    > pace. My golf bag is heavy so I lift it out of the trunk for her. Women

    > are delicate, have weak wrists and can't lift heavy stuff as good as men.

    > But I did tell her I don't like to be wakened during my after-golf nap, so

    > rather than bother me, she can put them back in the trunk when she's

    > finished.


    > Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she

    > will

    > say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills

    > during her lunch hour. But boys, we take em for better or worse, so I just

    > smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or

    > even three days. That way she won't have to rush so much. I also remind

    > her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if

    > you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

    > When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more! rest periods.

    > She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the yard. I

    > try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice,

    > big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for awhile. And,

    > as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me

    > too, and then take her break by my hammock. That way she can talk with me

    > until I fall asleep.


    > I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Julie.

    > I'm

    > not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will

    > find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than

    > I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if

    > you just use a little more tact and less criticism

    > of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing

    > it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each

    > other...


    > Signed,

    > Barry


    > EDITOR'S NOTE: Barry died suddenly Thursday Feb.3. He was found with

    > a

    > Calloway extra long 50 inch Big Bertha Driver II rammed up his posterior,

    > with only 2 inches of grip showing. His wife Julie was arrested, but the

    > all-woman Grand Jury accepted her defence that he accidentally sat on it,

    > and she was released on Friday, Feb 14.

  2. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

    May 26, 2003
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    dearborn heights, Michigan
    poor barry. he sounded so level headed.:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: how will that women survive without his loving support.
  3. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    May 7, 2004
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    Hickory, N.C.
    Oh, walking on shaky ground! :grin: :grin: :grin:
  4. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Jul 17, 2004
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    High velocity, Low altitude
    Gotta keep this (and my clubs) away from the wife.:eek: :D
  5. southernspeed

    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Dec 24, 2003
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    Yeah, I think we should keep this to's a 'guy thing':grin:

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