Classic from the mrs! Vol 2

Classic from the mrs! Vol 2

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SpeckledJim

20,828 posts

203 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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boyse7en said:
SpeckledJim said:
He should have hidden in the bathroom with it. Rookie error.
But his wife was in the bathroom! It would have been a bit crowded in there with both of them and the bottle of wine
My mistake. The garage then.

If a man can't sneak off with a nice bottle of wine and hide from his wife in the garage, that's a bit of a rum do.

A man's covert alcoholism and domestic ennui are his own private kingdom and we should be defending it from all comers.

nonsequitur

11,354 posts

66 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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gothatway said:
C Lee Farquar said:
the bottle in question was rather nice so I wasn't over inclined to share. smile
That's sad.
I think that the smilie indicated that C Lee was being wine in cheek.

C Lee Farquar

2,695 posts

166 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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The only mitigation I can offer is that she likes different wine to me. Unfortunately that wouldn't stop her drinking it, or complaining about it!

We've been together for 18 years so are both content for all bathroom activities to be solo affairs.



Edited by C Lee Farquar on Thursday 14th March 18:53

Monkeylegend

17,485 posts

181 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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nonsequitur said:
gothatway said:
C Lee Farquar said:
the bottle in question was rather nice so I wasn't over inclined to share. smile
That's sad.
I think that the smilie indicated that C Lee was being wine in cheek.
Agreed, I bet she wouldn't share her cream cake with C Lee so nothing wrong with tit for tat.

gothatway

2,454 posts

120 months

Thursday 14th March 2019
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Monkeylegend said:
I bet she wouldn't share her cream cake with C Lee so nothing wrong with tit for tat.
I think there might be rather a lot of innuendo in there. Is "cream cake" a euphemism of which I'm not aware ? And as for "tit for tat", well !!!

Monkeylegend

17,485 posts

181 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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gothatway said:
Monkeylegend said:
I bet she wouldn't share her cream cake with C Lee so nothing wrong with tit for tat.
I think there might be rather a lot of innuendo in there. Is "cream cake" a euphemism of which I'm not aware ? And as for "tit for tat", well !!!
Believe it or not I did actually mean cream cake as in a cake with cream in it or on it.

Women can get very protective of their cream cakes.

simoid

18,652 posts

108 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Just had a fairly large shouting match. Looking for an inconsequential object she’s lost - happens to be a headphone case. I looked in lots of sensible places as did she. Cupboards, in the TV unit, in the car, under the couch, etc.

“I’ve looked everywhere. Did you look under the couch?” Said she.
“Yes, it’s not there” said I.

Two hours later she opens up the couch and finds the headphones case, in the internal storage.

“I thought you fking looked under the couch!!!”

“I did look under it...”

Cue preposition based debate about what “under” and “in” means.

Not overly classic but indicative of how words mean different things in Mrs’ heads and in the (slightly pedantic semantic!?) real world I live in.

Frank7

4,312 posts

37 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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simoid said:
Just had a fairly large shouting match. Looking for an inconsequential object she’s lost - happens to be a headphone case. I looked in lots of sensible places as did she. Cupboards, in the TV unit, in the car, under the couch, etc.

“I’ve looked everywhere. Did you look under the couch?” Said she.
“Yes, it’s not there” said I.

Two hours later she opens up the couch and finds the headphones case, in the internal storage.

“I thought you fking looked under the couch!!!”

“I did look under it...”

Cue preposition based debate about what “under” and “in” means.

Not overly classic but indicative of how words mean different things in Mrs’ heads and in the (slightly pedantic semantic!?) real world I live in.
A classic example of an incident which most guys, in the course of a relationship, have encountered, or will definitely come across eventually, which they now know, or will learn the hard way, that they can never “win.”

Blown2CV

22,935 posts

153 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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simoid said:
Just had a fairly large shouting match. Looking for an inconsequential object she’s lost - happens to be a headphone case. I looked in lots of sensible places as did she. Cupboards, in the TV unit, in the car, under the couch, etc.

“I’ve looked everywhere. Did you look under the couch?” Said she.
“Yes, it’s not there” said I.
i think i'd have responded "no, you just said you had"

simoid

18,652 posts

108 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Blown2CV said:
i think i'd have responded "no, you just said you had"
I let her off as she didn’t say “LITERALLY everywhere” hehe

I was already baws deep in wind-up territory as the exchange began with “i’ve tidied it away somewhere I think...” to which I responded “aha! There’s your problem!”

CanAm

5,005 posts

222 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Frank7 said:
A classic example of an incident which most guys, in the course of a relationship, have encountered, or will definitely come across eventually, which they now know, or will learn the hard way, that they can never “win.”
Indeed; the Mrs may not always be right, but she's never wrong!

Alex@POD

4,943 posts

165 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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I finally have one worth posting, she has been getting ready and moving around the house getting this and that, we're about to leave and she asks:

Her: Have you seen my handbag?
Me: Which one? (she has several)
Her: The one I'm taking tonight
Me: ..... Yeah, like that narrows it down!

It's a very small "classic" compared to others, but I did tell her it would end up here so I thought I had better follow up!

SpeckledJim

20,828 posts

203 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?


illmonkey

12,334 posts

148 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Alex@POD said:
I finally have one worth posting, she has been getting ready and moving around the house getting this and that, we're about to leave and she asks:

Her: Have you seen my handbag?
Me: Which one? (she has several)
Her: The one I'm taking tonight
Me: ..... Yeah, like that narrows it down!

It's a very small "classic" compared to others, but I did tell her it would end up here so I thought I had better follow up!
She takes more than 1 handbag out when she goes out?

CanAm

5,005 posts

222 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
Quote "inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work."

Obviously not. That would be tantamount to admitting that she was wrong .See my post above yours.

Blown2CV

22,935 posts

153 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
buy a dehumidifier.

SpeckledJim

20,828 posts

203 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
buy a dehumidifier.
I've got one, but I'd rather not need it.

Peanut Gallery

1,690 posts

60 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
I hear you, loud and clear.

I have a very simple solution. I load and empty the machine.

Blown2CV

22,935 posts

153 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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SpeckledJim said:
Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
buy a dehumidifier.
I've got one, but I'd rather not need it.
if you need to do the washing, and the house is not well ventilated, then the moisture has to go somewhere?

SpeckledJim

20,828 posts

203 months

Friday 15th March 2019
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Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Blown2CV said:
SpeckledJim said:
Gentlemen, I ask for your assistance.

How do I demonstrate persuasively that the capacity of the washing machine is not the same as the maximum amount of clothing that can be pressed into the drum?

Time and again the washing comes back out soaking wet and because of the time of year our house is being used as a dryer. It's getting mould and I'm getting a sore throat. Possibly coincidental. I doubt it.

I've tried pointing out that too much clothing means that A: the amount of water it soaks up is larger, and B: the ability of the machine to spin it out again is lower. A compounding problem. That doesn't work.

I've tried doing a wash myself and inviting herself to witness how the clothes come out half dry already. Didn't work.

Any ideas?
buy a dehumidifier.
I've got one, but I'd rather not need it.
if you need to do the washing, and the house is not well ventilated, then the moisture has to go somewhere?
Yes, but the difference between a moderate amount of dampish clean clothes, which are dry in a couple of hours, and a huge load of sopping wet clean clothes which take a full day to dry out is the difference between no problem and some problem.

That's what I think.

If we did a normal load once or twice a day I think it'd be fine. As it is, herself tries to do about 8 huge loads in two days and fills the house with cloud.

It's like a scene from Jurassic Park in our lounge. For more reason than one.