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There is a contest in our local paper....
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Cindi    Posted 07-27-2003 at 05:57:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Women must come up with a list of rules for our husbands. This is my entry. What do ya'll think?

Here are my rules. I kept them easy and straight forward. One for every day of the week. You have to pick what days to use 'em, cause I know you can't do all seven in one day, every day. See rule number one.

#1....ACCEPT THAT I 'DO' KNOW EVERYTHING
It'll be a lot easier for both of us in the long run.

#2....ALWAYS SAY SOMETHING POSITIVE FIRST!
Example:
Bad: Why is my hammer laying out in the middle of yard?
Good: I love the way you decorated the yard with my hammer, but can we put it away now?

#3...NEVER MAKE COMPARISONS!
I am not your mother, nor my mother. So any remark that begins with "my mother used to always" or "your mother must have never"...is off limits.

#4...ACCEPT THAT I NEVER WENT TO CULINARY SCHOOL!
So when I turn out that occasional disaster of a meal, gaze back fondly on sumptuous accidental meals gone by and count your blessings

#5...DO NOT POKE FUN AT MY!
Fill in the blank_____________.
And I won't poke fun at your___________
behind your back.

#6...ACCEPT THAT I DO HAVE EYES IN THE BACK OF MY HEAD!
You should only be so lucky. Then you might know when I poke fun at your _______________behind your back.

#7...LEARN THAT YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY..
Figure out the way I think, understand the reason why I do the things I do, ever be able to anticipate WHAT I'm am going to do, and last but not least, understand that everything I do I do for you, even if you get mauled, embarrassed, bankrupted, or whatever unfortunate side effect that may occur, in the process. Cause I love you bunches.



Dave 2N    Posted 07-27-2003 at 17:29:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cindi-
Great set of rules They would also work if turned 180 degrees the other way with one addition:

Having to be there at 8:00 AM doesn't mean 8:15, 8:30 or 8:45 and definitley not 8:00 PM. To quote someone very close to me for the last 40 years, "I just don't know where the time goes..."


Ron/PA    Posted 07-27-2003 at 15:46:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here's my whole outlook on life,,
"It's a toilet seat for crying outloud!!" It just ain't that hard to unnerstand, IF IT'S UP PUT IT DOWN,, IF IT'S DOWN PUT IT UP!!! geeze louise, even a woman can figure it out!!
hehehehehe
Later
Ron


Cindi    Posted 07-27-2003 at 17:44:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ron.....you would think so, but if you've ever wandered into the bathroom in the middle of the night, the white seat and white porcelain all tend to run together. Next thing you know your rump is wet and cold and your teeth are clenched and after you pry yourself out of the watery white bucket seat, you're looking for someone to beat up. The trick is to have a different colored seat. Looks ugly, works pretty. You can tell at a glance. Safe/not safe.


Maggie/TX    Posted 07-27-2003 at 16:45:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rule #6:
Never, EVER make a statement like, "Even a woman can do__________ (fill in the blank), unless you want to sleep in the doghouse.
;^)


LH    Posted 07-27-2003 at 15:36:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Y'all know when women started wearing pants the world went to heck in a handbasket. Now they think they run things


~Lenore    Posted 07-27-2003 at 18:15:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
We always "ran things"!
The only difference...
now we dont have to be so careful how we sit,
bend over or squat down.


LH    Posted 07-27-2003 at 20:08:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL :-)


Maggie/TX    Posted 07-27-2003 at 14:26:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
My #1 would be one my Mom had framed and hanging on the kitchen wall. Many times I saw her just quietly point to it and Daddy would just laugh.

#1. Never criticize your wife's judgement - look who she married.

#2. Doing dishes CAN be considered foreplay.

#3. Cut-down humor is not funny when directed at or about your wife and WILL be considered to counteract doing dishes. See rule #2.

#4. Complimenting her cooking is recommended. See rule #2.

#5. When she fixes something around the place that she's never done before, and does it well, tell her so. Praise will get you far in this life. Same as rule #2.



against my better judgeme    Posted 07-27-2003 at 10:21:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
....i am going to reply to this thread.
the way i grew up the husband made the rules.
my great grandad,my grandad,and my dad.
i ain't sure that is the way things should be.
i married a california girl, they think different than folks do here in southwest mo.
we get along just fine.she works as hard or harder than i do.canning the stuff from the garden that i raise and harvest.she feeds and cares for our bottle calves,cleans their pens.she feeds the hogs.waters them.she mows the yard.she helps me cut wood.
i help her do dishes.i help her wash clothes.
i help her with canning. i help her with anything that she needs help with.we work as a team.husband and wife.
BUT,she is not always right.she does not have eyes in the back of her head.she does not know everything.and most important, I WILL NOT BE MAULED,EMBARRASSED,BANKRUPTED,OR HAVE ANY OTHER UNFORTUNATE THING happen to me because she is female and my wife......oh, and by the way,if she isn't smart enough or to lazy to put the toliet seat down,I GUESS SHE WILL FALL IN!!!!!!!!
thanks for letting me voice my opinon.........the pink panther


Cindi    Posted 07-27-2003 at 11:30:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, you are probably an exception PP being that you have the old fashioned way of thinking (men make all the rules) and yet you STILL will wash a dish and help with other household chores. Sounds like a contradiction, but if it works for you, God bless you. Most men think the old fashioned way, the wife does all the housework and still helps with the mowing and the livestock and the weeding hoeing and everything else. Besides this is supposed to be a joke. In response to a ridiculous column from a man who had similar rules for his wife. We are supposed to reply in kind.


Lenore    Posted 07-27-2003 at 11:17:25       [Reply]  [No Email]

Wow! glad you got that out before you mistakenly said it to her!! LOL
Sounds like you two have a great arrangement except for the toilet seat thing.
I have a suggestion for her.

What real women do with duct tape:


Les    Posted 07-27-2003 at 12:05:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
That could result in an unpleasant surprise. My eyesight ain't all that good. Especially at that range, sorta in between the two parts of the bifocals.
Not to worry, though. It's much easier to go outside. I don't think I ever missed.


Jimbob    Posted 07-27-2003 at 06:53:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
1- No brainer as no one knows everything. Also, more than one way to perform somethings- who's right?*%@?

2- Good point.

3- Never compare to ones mom. Heck, if someone wants a mom, stay home!

4- I never understood this one. But never had a bad meal either.

5- Women seem to need more reassurance than men. Best not 'ride' the gal.

6- Women pay attention to a lot of small detail. They learn that very early in life.

7- I can come very close to thinking like women & I assure you they do think differently. Men, read the book 'What your father never know & What your mother never told you' (or something like that). Far superior to the earlier Venus/Mars book.
When I force my thinking like a women, my wife thinks 'hey he finally gets it'. Just that that type of thinking is absolutely unnatural for men. And it takes a fair amount of energy/constant referal type thinking. Example- Listen to your women closely & DO NOT fix it!! They are just venting after the end of the day & need say 20 minutes. Men vent by zoning. The TV is good for us or a personal project!

Any men out there understand #7 reply?


Cindi    Posted 07-27-2003 at 08:51:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Example- Listen to your women closely & DO NOT fix it!!

You are WAY ahead of your time. This is so true. Unless I say, will you please fix this.


DeadCarp    Posted 07-27-2003 at 06:06:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think this will be my motto for awhile -- What are the words in that song?

"It ain't wrong
he ain't sorry,
and it's probly
going to
happen again"


Cindi    Posted 07-27-2003 at 06:09:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I HATE that song. It's an excuse to be a slob and it terrifires me that there are men out there that take it seriously. It is the male equivalent of anything ever put out by Shawanna man Twain. I can't stand her either. Can't we all just get along?


Reddee    Posted 07-27-2003 at 07:31:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL!!! I heard that!! Remember the old song called "Men"? By a female group? I can't remember the words now but it would be comparable to that silly song "The truth about men" I think they are running out of words for any new DECENT songs!!! LOL!! REDDEE


Jet9N    Posted 07-27-2003 at 07:58:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
"Men" by the Forester Sisters was the women's
version of what men are like. "The truth about
men" is the men's version of we would like life
to be like.

LOL

Jet


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