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  1. mindwave

    mindwave Well-Known Member

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    <RANT MODE ON>

    SHE IS GOING TO BE THE DEATH OF ME

    I have been happily married (for the most part) for over 20 years, the ONE area that KILLS me is computers
    (its part of my current career)

    She has NO compunction calling me from wherever she is working in the world, on whatever god forsaken cobbled together piece of CARP they have given her and asking me things like:
    "We have this email program and I need to forward something to my boss"

    OK, whats the program called?

    I dunnno its email, that's what everyone says, that's what the icon says?

    Now this is a woman who could shop ONLINE with a CP/M based laptop PRE INTERNET, so she's not dain bramaged.

    She has seen me driven to aggrevation by my 11yo and his inability to set OR remember a password. THEN when I REQUIRE him to write them down, he DOES, on a napkin

    Which he then throws AWAY when I tell him to clean his desk!

    The only reason he still takes in air without assistance is because I remind myself that even though he has a very hi IQ, this is all new, and he is only 11.

    HOWEVER she has WATCHED me demonstrate, step by step, how to create an entry in an OFFLINE (and online) address book, a method to record his userid's and pw's that is pretty much fool proof (I know God will just make a bigger fool!).

    And right now, as I type she is SPINNING out of control, because she got a job offer from someone who encrypted it w/ ZIX and she cant figure out how to open it.

    SO I told her, no probs, Ill go in your email and open it

    OOPS , pw changed 8 month ago, whats your pw?

    I dunno I never enter it...................................................

    So I ask her to FORWARD me the email with the offer, SHE CANT FIND THE FORWARD BUTTON.


    And she wonders why I don't teach full time: "But your so good w/ the guys one Wed night"

    well of course I am, I can make THEM CRY and not feel bad about it!

    <RANT MODE OFF>
     
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    toomanycats Well-Known Member

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    For a second there I thought hbowner was back.

    I feel for ya on the woman thing though. Just yesterday the wife had one of my guitars by the neck, holding it over her head in full on Pete Townsend mode, threatening to smash it to pieces.

    "What," you may justifiably ask, "brought her to the brink of such madness?"

    The water level pressure switch on the washer went bad and I didn't happen to have one in my pocket to pull out and fix it.

    To quote Al Bundy:

    "Women: Can't live with them . . . the end."
     
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    uwmcscott AGF Survivor Champ

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    I guess on the bright side you didn't have to have a colonoscopy today.
     

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    Woman Tone
     
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    Tyrannocaster Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you need a new guitar to me.
     
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    Keep in mind, there’s probably things you do, foibles you have, that’ve been pissing her the hell off for the past 20 years.
    People have blind spots, this just happens to be hers. Be kind and patient and you will be, hopefully, given the same treatment when you fall short.
     
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    stevebway Metaphysician & Ham

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    Can't live with 'em...
     
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    Milkman Well-Known Member

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    I always take solace in the fact that there are things about me that drive her just as batty. It's hard to believe, I know, but true nonetheless.
     
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    I've been married 30 years and there's only 2 things my wife doesn't like about me. That's everything I do and everything I say....... I feel your pain.
     
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    tonebender Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I have been together over 36 years and married 35. That really seems like long enough.
     
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    I was in San Francisco once, and a grizzled old stagehand was regaling the young'uns with tales of life on the road. Inevitably the conversation turned to women. "I've been around the world a dozen times, and I have seen and done everything" he said. "And I have come to the conclusion that the best way to be in this life is bisexual." This was SF so no one was surprised, everyone just nodded reverently.

    He then explained: "You wanna be sexual? BUY it!"
     
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    solteroblues Well-Known Member

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    I'm on wife #2 (hopefully last!) and I love her to death... but even she makes me question why I got remarried at least once a day! (of course that's better than wife #1 which made me question why I woke up in the morning)
     
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    toomany cats

    that made me laugh

    Oh I know I have things that driver her nuts

    but see I live by the idea that:

    If mama aint happy aint NO BODY happy

    and if daddy aint happy....aint NO BODY cares......

    For my wife "roughing it" is when room service cuts out at midnight.......
     
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    PsychoCid Well-Known Member

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    It's like a Jaguar, right?

    It's very beautiful and everyone is jealous.

    But it's gonna break down every month anyway.
     
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    viccortes285 Active Member

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    Married for 44 years and loving her more each day. We guys are jerks at times but hate to admit it. You both have to suck things up at times.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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    Mikesr1963 Well-Known Member

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    Damn man. I've been married 34 years and we've been a couple for 40 years and you're like within hair of loosing you man-card. Just set her s%^& up and move on.
     
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    My wife is better with tech than I am. And we are united by love and fact that no one is worse with tech than her mother.
     
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    If the problem (?) you just ranted about your wife is her worst qualities then you need to go home, tell her you love her, and take her out to a nice dinner. Because, after 20 years of marriage, if that's all that you can find to complain about her, you have NO complaints. You are god-damned lucky. Count your blessings.

    "The only reason he still takes in air without assistance is because I remind myself that even though he has a very hi IQ, this is all new, and he is only 11."

    This is your son that you just wrote about? People tell me that I am would a little tight at times but I believe that you have me beat. I've never been one to butt into personal affairs but, I figure once someone posts in a public forum, that's an invite. Whatever you are doing and wherever you are at this moment, stop and go hug that kid and get a real connection to him. At 11 years old, he is about to enter the most stormy, crazed time of his life and he needs to have the solid grounding of a father's unconditional love, not a father that is constantly disappointed in him and shows it in both words and body language. Your relationship with him RIGHT NOW could shape him for the rest of his life.
     
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    My wife and I were watching 60 Minutes last night and there was an interesting piece about cloning horses (which led to other ethical questions). I volunteered that if I could clone myself I would hang out with me all day, all the time because we'd have so much fun together. She replied by calling me an idiot.

    Love that woman.
     
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    I had a random date with my wife when we were 15. She was WAY out of my league. Somehow we started dating when we were seventeen. We got married at 23. Kids at 28.
    I'll soon be 62.

    Her worst traits: 1) she won't finish eating her dinner; 3) she doesn't like to travel, except with me, and only wants to drive down to Panama City, Fla and hang out at the beach doing nothing; 11) she won't adjust the thermostat, no matter what the temperature is, but she will open the back door anytime she's hot (she's hot all the time); 19) she can't read our dog's mind as well as I can; 6) she's never wrecked a car, but I absolutely can not ride in the car with her at the wheel (no way in hell); 34) we'll get up to leave a restaurant, and I'll be halfway to the car before I realize she's still inside putting on her coat or something; 92) when cooking, she uses all the wrong utensils, chooses the wrong pots and pans, and dirties up way too many dishes while she's at it.

    Can you believe what I have to put up with?

    By the way, she raised two great kids and beat cancer twice.
     
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