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Advise From A Retired Husband

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by sunkan, May 21, 2007.

  1. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    ADVICE FROM A RETIRED HUSBAND:

    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 Bill. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife,
    Cheryl. When I retired a few years ago, it be came necessary for Cheryl to
    get a full-time job along with her part-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 club 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 really appreciates this, as
    it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

    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 a while.
    And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for
    me too.

    I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Cheryl. 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,
    Bill

    EDITOR'S NOTE:
    Bill died suddenly on February 7 of a perforated rectum. The police report
    says he was found with a Calloway extra-long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II
    golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip showing, and
    a sledge hammer laying nearby.

    His wife Cheryl was arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman jury
    took only 10 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that
    Bill, somehow, without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

    REGARDS SUNKAN
     
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  2. roopadadia

    roopadadia Silver IL'ite

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    Good one.

    Smart Cheryl.
     
  3. Kamalji

    Kamalji IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Sunkan,

    nice Story, strange ending.

    What i found strange about Bill was,that he never ever offered to make food himself for her, nor pick up the dishes himself nor wash them, just reminding her again and again to pick them up.

    He must have irritated her, like Seesnath did to Bhajji, and provocked her with the golf Club.Who knows.

    Regards.kamal
     
  4. Paulina

    Paulina Moderator Staff Member Platinum IL'ite

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    Hi ! Sunkan,

    Really tragi comical.....If only Bill had helped with the dishes he would have escaped the gruesome end !!! They never learn do they !!?
    Anyway, a fitting end to an MCP !! Big Laugh
    Cheryl is one gutsy woman out there !

    Warm regards
    PAULINA:wave
     
  5. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    very true kamalji,
    when both are during the menopause time the irritation is very high and only an understanding and co operation can change the situation here, or anywhere, men do forget as they get old that the wife is also reaching a stage where she would like to relax, when it comes to his children he would say, no no not necessary why should you go but when it comes to self he will always feel of course she can do for me why not..these are the reactions of those actions..sunkan
     
  6. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    one needs a lot of guts paulina,
    very tough and if this is the outcome then the actual stuff must had been too tough to carrryout..sunkan
     

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