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Typical!

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
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My Location
Blackburn, Lancashire
#1
Please be aware that as your wives age, it is 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 is nothing worse than an oversensitive woman.
My name is, Fred. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my
wife, Martha. When I was laid off from my consulting job and took early
retirement in April, it became necessary for Martha to get a full-time
job, both for extra income and for the health insurance benefits we
needed.
Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to
show her age. I usually get home from the golf course about the same
time she gets home from work, and although she knows how hungry I am,
she rests 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 appreciates this,
as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to
bed.
I really think my old business as a consultant helps a lot. Telling
people what they ought to do is one of my strong points.
Also, now that she has gotten older, she does seem to get tired so
much more quickly. Our washer and dryer are in the basement, and
sometimes she says she just can't make another trip down those steps. I
don't make a big issue of this, just as long as she finishes up the laundry
the next evening. I'm willing to overlook her shortcomings in this area.
Unless I need something ironed to wear to the Monday lodge meeting,
or to the Wednesday and Saturday poker club, or to Tuesday's and
Thursday's bowling, I'll tell her to wait until the next evening to do
the ironing.
This gives her a little more time to do some of those odds and ends
like shampooing the dog, vacuuming or dusting. If I had a really bad
day on the course and it was wet and muddy, and my clubs are a mess, I
let her clean them, you know, getting the grit off the grips and a
little light Brillo on the club faces. Since my golf bag is heavy, I lift
it out of the trunk for her.
Women are delicate, have weak wrists and can't lift heavy stuff as
good as men. But I had to tell her that I don't like to be wakened
during my after-golf nap, so rather than bother me, she can put them
back in the trunk when she's finished.
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 fresh 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, then take her break by my hammock. That way we can talk until I fall asleep. I know that I probably look like a saint in
the way I support Martha, but 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 letter, I will consider
that writing it was well worthwhile.
After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.

Regards, Fred
EDITOR'S NOTE:_

****Fred died suddenly Thursday, May 19th. He was found with a
Calloway extra long 50-inch Big Bertha Golf Driver rammed up his rectum
with only two inches of grip showing. His wife Martha was arrested, but
after the jury read this letter, they accepted her defense that he
accidentally sat on it. She was released from custody on Friday
 

harrowwoman

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Harrow,Middlesex, UK
#2
Fred-may he never rest, in peace or otherwise,got what he deserved!
 

sophia

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hispasat, head500
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Grande Lisboa
#3
LOL... Your jokes "kill" me Topper :D

I got myself a housemaid (I think that's how you say it), just to keep my husband alive :D