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This is a little long but funny ......

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 John. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Terri.

When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Terri to get a
full-time job along with her part-time job, both for extra income and
for the health 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 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 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 remember, 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.. For example, 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 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 Terri. 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 article, I will consider
that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this
earth to help each other.

Signed, John

John died suddenly on February 7 of a perforated rectum. The police
report says he was found with a Calloway extra-long 50-inch Big Bertha
Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of
grip showing, and a sledge hammer laying nearby. His wife Terri was
arrested and charged with murder. The all-woman jury took only 10
minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that John,
somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

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I resemble that remark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :hyst: :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:

But I don't play golf!!!!! :doh:

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I'll have to send that to my golf playing brothers.

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The joke to the brothers...

The Big Bertha to the wifes... :angel:
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