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The good old days

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The good old days

Apparently? Smiley

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I went out with the daughter of a fishmonger once.
She not only knew her plaice, but also how to fillet.
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James_H - Your coat is over there. 
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My wife was given a copy of that (right down to the felt tip markings on it!) just before we got married.  Great read.  I'm trying to get her to take notice of it, but she's not having any of it.
The meaning of bits of it have changed a bit since then as well.  I particularly like this bit:
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Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him.  His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.

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The ladies on the forum will probably give this thread the disdain they consider it merits Smiley
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i've left numerous copies around our house too but to no avail.  Cry
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I'm getting spliced in December - should I aim to have 'er indoors fully trained by then, or is it a gradual process after the big day?
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i've left numerous copies around our house too but to no avail.  Cry

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When is your sense of self preservation going to kick in you mad fools Cheesy
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Sorry to be the bearer of bad new James but you have it the wrong way round - you're the one who will be trained
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can't remember the saying exactly but something like
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A woman marries a man expecting him to change and is surprised when he doesn't and a man marries a woman expecting them not to change and is surprised when she does.

Think that's pretty accurate  Smiley
And you'll the be the one getting trained James  Wink Cheesy
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When is your sense of self preservation going to kick in you mad fools Cheesy

When I can't out run her anymore  Cheesy Grin
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Ah, damn.
...Thinks...
I already do the washing and ironing, cook most of the food and clean the house, and do all the gardening.
I think I've just about completed my apprenticeship. Sad
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Don't worry James, she'll find a few things to add to that list!  Cry
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Ah! you see you've got it all wrong...allow yourself to be changed in small ways; dry the dishes occasionally, but drop one (not one of the first-best though) and the dish-cloth will be whisked out of your hands, and you will be relegated to the living room to watch the telly in "abject disgrace" never again to allowed near the washing up, which mere men can't do properly anyway...ask any woman. When making the bed, twist the sheet a bit, It'll mean one uncomfortable night, but a lifetimes freedom from that chore.
But when it comes to bigger issues...who does the driving, "darling, let me teach you how to mend that fuse" you will find most women will fall into the masculine job trap.
After a while the lines of demarcation will be drawn, the little women will go off, telling her friends just how helpful around the house you have become, women need that kind of support, however hypothetical it may be, when in practice -behind closed doors- "why don't you just go down the pub, I've got a pile of ironing to do" reluctantly you allow yourself to be persuaded.
It's all applied psychology chaps!!
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I think we need a new forum - Wive's responses to husbands who think they are winning  Crazy