RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2020, 07:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 19,571
Advice from a former 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 Ron. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife,
Carol Anne. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Carol
Anne 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 Carol Anne.
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.







EDITOR'S NOTE:

Ron died suddenly on January 31 of a perforated rectum, shortly after this
piece "went viral." 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 Carol Anne was arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman
jury took only 10 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense
that Ron, somehow accidentally sat down on his golf club.





__________________

__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX,Infantry retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-29-2020, 07:28 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Skip426's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Powell River, B.C.
Posts: 19,128
We could not expect anything less that a " Not Guilty " verdict .
13 years retired and somehow I'm still alive ... and golfing ...occasionally .
__________________

__________________
99DSDP 3884, Freightliner, XC, CAT 3126B, 300 HP /ALLISON 3060
2000 Caravan toad, Remco & Blue Ox.
Skip426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2020, 07:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
GuyG's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 421
Ha. Hope you don't mind my copying that. Not the advice. But the article.
__________________
1998 Fleetwood Flair 25Y--P30 Chassis - KD5ALG
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." - Mark Twain
GuyG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2020, 07:55 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: NJ
Posts: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyG View Post
Ha. Hope you don't mind my copying that. Not the advice. But the article.
That's like the one where the guy goes into the doctors office. The doctor asked him why he was so hoarse.. The guy said he was playing golf with his wife when she sliced into a cow pasture. While looking for her ball the guy noticed a golf ball stuck in a cow's butt. So he pointed at the cows butt and asked his wife if it looked like hers and she whacked him in the throat with her golf club!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
1stimerveer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2020, 08:56 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 19,571
Visual aid:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Golf work.jpg
Views:	15
Size:	256.6 KB
ID:	279954  
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX,Infantry retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
retired husband mick RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 8 10-16-2011 11:35 AM
Installing husband 1.0 Rick Long RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 2 11-27-2009 10:41 PM
Wife Vs Husband islandtime RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 2 09-24-2008 05:37 AM
Missing Husband FLYTYER RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 3 06-05-2008 04:28 PM
The good Husband Don (W5IT) RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 4 11-15-2006 12:07 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×