I've noticed, from time to time, about this forum…
… that some contributors have something called “The Wife”, which seems to regulate their freedom of movement and/or acquisition of desirable items on what seems an irrational and random basis.
Is this the result of an illness, or is it some sort of undesirable attachment bolted on because of misdemeanours or the like?
(Puzzled, Batchelorland).Posted 4 years agojekkylMember
I think it’s not a case of asking permission to buy things or go out but more a case of out of respect for your life partner, not making a selfish decision for yourself which may impact on their life before proceeding. Child care and housework etc to take into account before cycling can commence.Posted 4 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
My beloved has always been known as The Wife. She did take exception to it in the early days of our marriage, but in recent years has really grown in to the role.
In all seriousness She doesn’t stop me doing or going anywhere, She just makes me stop and think about things first. If I was a “happy” single chap, I’d have the most glorious pile of wonderful things, but not a pot to piss in. I’d also resemble Tom Hanks in Castaway. Complete with a “Wilson”.Posted 4 years agoMrs ToastMember
I have a husband. \o/
After reading some of the threads on here, I feel like I’m failing in my wifely duties. I tell him to buy bikes, because he’s a fully grown man, we have the money (most of the time…) and bikes are fun. That said, I am hankering for a shed – seven bikes (only two of which are mine) and a spare frame (plus his habit of tyre hoarding) is making the utility room a bit cramped.Posted 4 years agoslowoldmanSubscriber
Mrs SOM is happy for me to do whatever I want – as long as she can be involved. That of course means any pastime immediately costs double.
Do note that when acquiring a wife size is important – just as in wheel size, though larger doesn’t necessarily mean faster it normally makes for a smoother more comfortable ride.Posted 4 years agotwinw4llMember
Because some blokes are sad soaps who let their wives choose how the home is decorated and when it needs to be decorated.
Often can be observed on programs like Grand Designs.
Then there are the blokey blokes who decide when the home needs decorating in the way they see fit. Which is, where i come from a cursary wipe over with a damp rag at 10 yearly intervals.
It’s because of the fairer sex that some people have en suites, conservatories and daftest of all islands in the middle of the bloody kitchen.Posted 4 years agonicko74Member
If all else fails there are newer models available but I hear they require frequent work and soon develop the issues in the original….
This is appalling – surely the warranty is extended from the life of the replacement?! Pffft, lifetime warranty means nothing these days…Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
I am hankering for a shed – seven bikes (only two of which are mine) and a spare frame (plus his habit of tyre hoarding) is making the utility room a bit cramped
nine, only three of which are mine, don’t all fit in the shed, and two of hers have now annexed the conservatory
point being, having a shed will just increase the number of bikes, not make things less cramped in the housePosted 4 years ago
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