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oooh, I like the idea of this thread -- let's play here for a while....

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8/4/10 11:47 P

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I beg to disagree.

NOT stupid.

Losing a file filder in your head, maybe. Loosing track of which file drawer it's in or even which side of the street it's on (left brain or right brain)? That's possible.

Stupid? NOT!

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Oh! Stupid me. I have one of those fancy shamncy pet gloves that does the same thing. Bought it a ton of years ago but works like a charm.

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8/3/10 11:25 P

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Flip the Duck tape around so the sticky side is out.

It's like a magnet for picking up shed pet hair embedded in carpet.

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Ok, I "get" everything but the duck tape.

Gail

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8/3/10 8:18 P

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Shed, shed, shed. Vacuum, Duck tape, vacuum, AND candles, candles, candles.

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Oh a doggy. Nice doggy.

Gail

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8/3/10 12:44 A

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Look a doggy.
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I really didn't do it for Pete's sake.

I had my own ulterior motives.

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Oh for Pete's sake Popeye!


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8/2/10 10:02 P

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Shhesh.

Sorry.

I thought "I" was playing the Devil's Advocate, and yeah, I thought the video was funny.

I guess it just goes to prove the point, even when guys 'try' to understand, or at least be empathetic - we simply have no clue.

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Ahem!

The video was simply posted to be enjoyed and was meant to be funny. Anyway that's how I took it.

How about everyone else do the same? Just a thought.

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Woman are smart enough to know that we don't need a man to know what we go through when it comes to that. Even if a man had an idea of what it was like it doesn't change anything about the experience itself.

That all being said I posted the video because I thought it was funny. I no longer wish to play devil's advocate over it or periods in general. emoticon

Edited by: APHUCK at: 8/2/2010 (20:08)
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Or, maybe the woman shouldn't be with a man, because they can't just spontaneously 'know' what a woman goes through?

Remember, you started receiving training (being educated) from about the 6th grade or so (maybe it's earlier now, I'm from the first part of the last century).

Guys should be able to spontaneously know all of this at18? 16? 12?

I use the word training in its general sense, which is teaching.

One gets "Training" as an adult in the business world. Before, teachers lectured and told you what to do, except they never took the responsibility, in some schools I've observed, for you to leave high school and actually be able to "do" anything they told you.

Personally, I've never met a guy, or a girl, who could spontaneously 'know' how to "do" anything.

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8/2/10 7:23 P

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Training someone in general is something I've always found stupid; training someone to deal with period moods is the dumbest thing I ever heard. If any man has an issues with something like that than maybe he should not be with a woman.

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But if he is never taught or properly conditioned, he'll never learn to become somewhat civilized (totally civilized is out of the question).

Wouldn't you like to have a boyfriend who had been trained?

Ladies of our species can do anything they want (well, except for being a shooting guard for the Lakers).

If you can get him to understand just a bit of your pain, how badly you feel physically and emotionally, most guys - if they're serious about a relationship, can show how sensitive (right!) they are by going into their protective mode.

Believe it or not.

For the couples my DW and I know who have stayed committed the longest, the husbands ALL went through Basic Training first, and when their spouse became pregnant, they ALL went through Advanced Training.

Personally, I have a bit of an idea of the pain ladies go through in the birthing process. I've had three episodes with kidney stones. My first experience felt like I was being stabbed in the back. The stone was large enough they initially thought I was going to need lithotripsy. I was hospitalized and was on morphine.

My day nurse told me she had experienced the joy of kidney stones. She also said that if there was a choice between having children, she'd rather have three more than one bout with kidney stones.

When that stone finally passed, scraping bloody gashes the complete length of the tunnel, I was paralyzed with the pain. Not screaming. Unable to make my vocal cords even squeek.

When it comes to pain, I'm not a wimp. I helped the medic sew up a wound I received a long time ago and far, far away. Because I was the dude in charge of giving orders, I refused the morphine and just kept telling young men to stick who and with what.

Ladies, I salute you. No man I know could go through life knowing he was going to be tortured once every four weeks without going insane.

The strongest sex? No contest. The ladies win every time. The sex with the most lifting muscle, men. But oxen can even lift more than we can, and what is that phrase, "Dumb as an ...." Yep. That, too.

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8/2/10 1:33 P

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Wow. I think that is officially the longest response I've ever seen. To bad that when it is TTOM girls don't really want to do anything nice for guys. So hockey games and steak dinners are out of the question. We think guys should be doing something nice for us. Take yourself out for a game or treat yourself to a nice meal if that's what you want. I mean you would use the shedding of your insides as a reason to get something out of someone, so why can't we? The best and nicest thing we are usually capable of doing for a man during TTOM is leave him alone, read or watch TV in another room and let him enjoy his alone guy time.

Remember it's the little things that count, sticking around means being rewarded after the fact, not during.

Edited by: APHUCK at: 8/2/2010 (13:35)
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I know y'all can't see it from a guy's point of view, so I'll try to provide you some male input.

Every female we've ever known, when she enters TTOM, has scratched and clawed - causing injury to our physical selves or of our emotional self. It's a product of conditioning for a guy to go somewhere with the other guys, or to his man-cave and hope the female of the species can't find him.

The first time he gets scratched and clawed is a shock - he doesn't know what to do (remember, girls got those classes like in the sixth grade). Guys are exposed to the CONCEPT in college, but that's as far as it goes. No instruction in the psychology of TTOM, no suggestions about how to cope.

The second time it happens, he is confused and starts to think. WTF? Is she telling me in a not-so-subtle way to get lost? But he tries out this relationship thing one more time.

The third time it happens - he's gone. He has absolutely NO idea what he did, and the lady involved never gives him a clue, so he decides to dump and run. He never even realizes it's a cyclic thing. Anything more than a week ago is "in the past", and his "past experience" focuses only on the times he felt ripped and abused.

IF the female comes to him, acting all hurt that he left, he thinks, "Who does this .... adjective .... think she is? How does she have the gall to tell me she really wants to get back together? I wouldn't subject myself to that kind of abuse for all the tea in China. She's WAY to high maintenance for me."

If he had encountered another male who attacked him just once like he felt he was attacked by his so-called "girlfriend", they would have immediately gone to Rumble City.

But they can't do that with girls. Smacking a female that attacks a guy is a social no-no and leads to charges of "domestic abuse". Jobs become difficult to come by if that's on his record. It may very well affect his ability to get credit. He'll never be able to buy a handgun and will probably be hasseld if he tries to buy a shotgun or hunting rifle (the phrase, "screwed, blued and tatoo'd" is what he experiences). The best thing to do (he thinks) is to start singing that old song, "These Boots are Made for Walking", and he walks.

Pavlovian training - Get out of town when she starts to turn into some kind of vampire.

My advice (I've been married to the same lady for 39 years)?

Before TTOM, set him down and explain what it does to you psychologically and mentally (he doesn't want to know about the physical stuff - believe me).

When TTOM comes about, the very first time you try to scratch his eyes out (actually or literally), tell him he's so good for understanding and that it might be better if y'all spend a little time apart.

The second month, most guys are willing to try a bit longer before they freak. So two days is a 100% improvement. Feed him some of his favorite candy.

The third month, with a whole lot more effort, he lasts three days. Pat him on the head, give him a piece of candy and buy him his favorite Sports magazine.

If the relationship is still going on after four months, and he goes through day four, tell him it's OK if he doesn't spend every minute with you. Send him out to play with "Da boys". If you think he might not be able to make it through month five, buy him a couple of tickets to a hockey game or a professional fight.

At five months, you're on the downhill side, hopefully. At the end of the day, comment that he is sooo sensitive; you've Never had a relationship as good. Reward him with a few kisses and hugs. BE VERY CAREFUL. At five days, his eyes are starting to glaze.

At six months (hey, this guy shows some promise), take him out to dinner. Don't worry if the food is healthy or not - men at this age rarely care. In fact, it's best to not take him any place where the waitstaff dresses all alike in black pants and white shirts, or where you have to choose between three or more wines (beer? the more choices the better). MEAT (meaning beef and the redder the better) and potatoes. He probably will take two bites of whatever vegetable, just to show you he "thinks" about being healthy.

If he gets through an entire week, sometimes by the seventh month, and you've decided he really doesn't meet your standards for some other reason, gently cut him loose. He's done an awesome job and so have you. His next girlfriend will appreciate your having trained him.

The sad part is, if he doesn't meet your standards, you have to start all over with training a new boyfriend.

However, if he Does meet your expectations, the next phase of his training will go much smoother.

It goes back to his childhood when "If Momma ain't happy, nobodies happy".

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Hahahahahaha I love this comment:

"I'll give added points if it might offend."

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The internet is full of amazing wonders and magical moments. Show me something funny.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KFo-HZEArA

I'll give added points if it might offend.

* please note that points are not real, so don't feel too good about yourself.*

Edited by: APHUCK at: 7/29/2010 (01:18)
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