Classic from the Mrs! Vol 2

Classic from the Mrs! Vol 2

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driverrob

4,609 posts

180 months

Friday 6th May
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singlecoil said:
SpeckledJim said:
Cotty said:
SpeckledJim said:
...."so shall we do that then?"

...

...

Do you mean the thing you've been thinking about whilst I've been in another room?
I wonder if she had an imaginary conversation with you in her head, proper back and forth discussion, so she thinks you know what she is talking about.
Exactly that. Conversations fall into and escape from her labyrinthine internal monologue without notice or reason.

This is related to the phenomenon that gets me in trouble for my transgressions that happen in her dreams.
I can validate that emotion.
It's that first little word. When a conversation starts "so" I know I'm in for at least some confusion.

SpeckledJim

28,238 posts

230 months

Saturday 7th May
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driverrob said:
singlecoil said:
SpeckledJim said:
Cotty said:
SpeckledJim said:
...."so shall we do that then?"

...

...

Do you mean the thing you've been thinking about whilst I've been in another room?
I wonder if she had an imaginary conversation with you in her head, proper back and forth discussion, so she thinks you know what she is talking about.
Exactly that. Conversations fall into and escape from her labyrinthine internal monologue without notice or reason.

This is related to the phenomenon that gets me in trouble for my transgressions that happen in her dreams.
I can validate that emotion.
It's that first little word. When a conversation starts "so" I know I'm in for at least some confusion.
Yes! That’s the clue that what’s coming is the continuation of something.

You’ve no idea what that something is, and if you don’t know it’s because you don’t love her.

I exaggerate. A bit.

Bobberoo

29,535 posts

75 months

Saturday 7th May
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PositronicRay said:
Caddyshack said:
OMITN said:
matchmaker said:
A Personal Identification Number Number? biggrin
My OH has just received the letter through after setting a camera off when driving along the M62 recently.

She was going slow enough to have been offered a “National Motorway Awareness Course Course”.

Hopefully, after she’s done the course about the course she can then do the course.
One of my friends is becoming quite wealthy writing courses for courses for courses. He designs a course to teach a trainer how to deliver a course for students to then take a course.
Is this along the lines of,?

1) Tell them what you're going to tell them
2) Tell them
3) Tell them what you've told them

Or some such thing.
Train the trainer, standard corporate training exercise, very useful and a good practice.

GasEngineer

192 posts

39 months

Saturday 7th May
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Arnold Cunningham said:
That'd be a nice place to be wouldn't it.

Currently my wife moans about anything I do. So we've have smart meters booked in to be installed today, for a few weeks. She knew at the time that the chap would arrive between 8am and 6pm. So the guy phones me earlier and says I'll be with you at 8:15. Apparently this is not good enough and is my fault.

FFS.
Don't get this one. How is it your fault if the guy turns up as arranged?

glenrobbo

29,431 posts

127 months

Saturday 7th May
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GasEngineer said:
Don't get this one. How is it your fault if the guy turns up as arranged?
Because it just is.

SpeckledJim

28,238 posts

230 months

Saturday 7th May
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Our BTL tenant paid their rent 24 hours late last month.

This was my fault, since I was responsible for the recruitment of the person who was responsible for the recruitment of the tenant. (Of course I was. Mrs Jim is a Blame Path Ninja. Cannot be found on any Blame Path, anywhere),

This month they paid exactly on time. This earned a 'tut'. Apparently she wants 'consistency'.

She is mental.


GasEngineer

192 posts

39 months

Saturday 7th May
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glenrobbo said:
GasEngineer said:
Don't get this one. How is it your fault if the guy turns up as arranged?
Because it just is.
I was expecting that !
Let me rephrase: what issue does she have with the guy turning up at the pre arranged time?

Monkeylegend

23,528 posts

208 months

Saturday 7th May
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GasEngineer said:
glenrobbo said:
GasEngineer said:
Don't get this one. How is it your fault if the guy turns up as arranged?
Because it just is.
I was expecting that !
Let me rephrase: what issue does she have with the guy turning up at the pre arranged time?
Because it goes against every principled bone in their body to be on time for anything smile
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havoc

27,185 posts

212 months

Saturday 7th May
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SpeckledJim said:
She is mental.
TADTS!

Arnold Cunningham

2,376 posts

230 months

Saturday 7th May
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Exactly. He turned up on time, and despite knowing he might, she hadn't got dressed or sorted the kids breakfast. And that Is my fault because I am the husband. So I made the kids breakfast. I didn't dress her though.

Stan the Bat

7,392 posts

189 months

Saturday 7th May
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Resistance is futile chaps.

Skyedriver

13,860 posts

259 months

Saturday 7th May
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Stan the Bat said:
Resistance is futile chaps.
Never a truer word.

Fermit

10,097 posts

77 months

Saturday 7th May
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Am having a right battle at the mo trying to get Sarah to be descriptive when saying things. Example. At the allotments, 'see that (Chicken) waterer over there, is it a bit high?' We have 6 chicken runs, 2 waterers in each. Me, 'which one'. Her, 'that one' pointing vaguely, me 'WHICH ONE?!' her, that one by the playhouse (three of the runs have these) Me, 'WHICH fkING ONE!'. Her FFS, Enzo's one. Finally, we got there!

There are approaching 200,000 words in the English language, maybe just use a few more of them!

glenrobbo

29,431 posts

127 months

Sunday 8th May
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A chicken waterer? cool


( That explains the aroma of damp chicken... )

Pit Pony

5,744 posts

98 months

Sunday 8th May
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PositronicRay said:
Different people interpret things differently. Conversation at work, girl going to the sandwich shop.


'Anyone want anything?'

'Oh yes please an egg and cress sandwich'
Fishes around for some change and hands it over. 'will that be enough?'

The answer comes back

'I don't know you've got to eat it'

See how confusing stuff gets. Of course she may have just been an awkward smart arse, we'll never know.
Actually, that's a really clever retort.

I have a standard one in a take away. It gets less funny every time I use it.

I order enough for 3 people.

Takeaway owner: And Anything else?
Me: Don't you think that's enough for one person? I'm putting on weight as it is.

interstellar

2,521 posts

123 months

Sunday 8th May
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SpeckledJim said:
Our BTL tenant paid their rent 24 hours late last month.

This was my fault, since I was responsible for the recruitment of the person who was responsible for the recruitment of the tenant. (Of course I was. Mrs Jim is a Blame Path Ninja. Cannot be found on any Blame Path, anywhere),

This month they paid exactly on time. This earned a 'tut'. Apparently she wants 'consistency'.

She is mental.
Good one Jim. I properly laughed out loud at that one!!

Order66

6,611 posts

226 months

Sunday 8th May
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Mrs: That Tesla over there must have broken down, they've got their bonnet up and looking in it.

We own a Tesla, she knows what isn't under the bonnet, she just let her (lack of) brain connect to mouth again.....

Bannock

651 posts

7 months

Monday 9th May
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glenrobbo said:
GasEngineer said:
Don't get this one. How is it your fault if the guy turns up as arranged?
Because it just is.
My guess would be that in her mind the husband should have performed the impossible by ensuring that the engineer wasn't going to arrive before she was dressed and ready, despite it not being possible to micro-manage the engineer's time to that extent. I presume that somewhere in her mind is the idea that husband should and could have arranged a specific time later in the day to suit her schedule, but no amount of exlpaining that you can't get anything other than a vague range of times will ever penetrate. This refusal to be willing to understand the complex nature of reality and the fact that the universe does not revolve around her is useful to wife, however, as it means she will always have resonable grounds, in her mind, to be cross with husband, thereby keeping him on his toes and in a state of confusion and anxiety, meaning he is always paying attention to her, thus maintaining control over him. She knows deep down this is all imaginary and unreasonable, but it serves the puropse of maintaining control, so that's the main thing.

Tyre Tread

9,998 posts

193 months

Monday 9th May
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Bannock said:
glenrobbo said:
GasEngineer said:
Don't get this one. How is it your fault if the guy turns up as arranged?
Because it just is.
My guess would be that in her mind the husband should have performed the impossible by ensuring that the engineer wasn't going to arrive before she was dressed and ready, despite it not being possible to micro-manage the engineer's time to that extent. I presume that somewhere in her mind is the idea that husband should and could have arranged a specific time later in the day to suit her schedule, but no amount of exlpaining that you can't get anything other than a vague range of times will ever penetrate. This refusal to be willing to understand the complex nature of reality and the fact that the universe does not revolve around her is useful to wife, however, as it means she will always have resonable grounds, in her mind, to be cross with husband, thereby keeping him on his toes and in a state of confusion and anxiety, meaning he is always paying attention to her, thus maintaining control over him. She knows deep down this is all imaginary and unreasonable, but it serves the puropse of maintaining control, so that's the main thing.
yes

Or in man version "Oh FFS. That's inconvenient. Oh well, best crack on.

Arnold Cunningham

2,376 posts

230 months

Monday 9th May
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Not sure I even got as far as "Oh FFS".
It was just "OK, better get the kids fed then".