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Ageing. - 4/24/2008 11:49:43 PM   
andym


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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 Jim. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my

wife, Judy. When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for

Judy to get a full-time job along with her part-time job, both for

extra income and for the extended health care 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 twice in one day 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 ageing 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

has to take a break when she is 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 Judy.

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 ageing 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.



Signed,

Jim


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RE: Ageing. - 4/24/2008 11:50:14 PM   
andym


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EDITOR'S NOTE:



Jim died suddenly on 27 September of a perforated rectum. The police

report says he was found with a Calloway extra-long Big Bertha Driver

II golf club jammed up his rear end with barely 15 centimetres of grip

showing and a sledge hammer laying nearby. His wife Judy was arrested

and charged with murder. The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to

find her Not Guilty accepting her defence that Jim, somehow without

looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

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RE: Ageing. - 4/27/2008 2:26:30 PM   
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LOL! That was great Andy.

Regards,

Greg

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RE: Ageing. - 4/27/2008 9:45:26 PM   
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Yeah, indeed, especially this part: "The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to

find her Not Guilty"

Poor Jim.

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RE: Ageing. - 4/28/2008 2:10:43 PM   
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ROFL! I'd show this to my wife, but I'm not that bloody brave! 

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RE: Ageing. - 4/28/2008 5:17:35 PM   
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What larks!

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