View Full Version : OT-Much easier to work without other half.

09-24-2007, 02:49 PM
Is it just me or has anybody else found that it's much easier to get things done when the 'wifes' not about.

Packed her off with her mate a couple of days ago, for a week in sunny Menorca and had decided that whilst she was away would get round to doing some jobs that needed doing.

In the last 48 hours have managed to paint the bathroom and office, lay a floor in the bathroom as well. NOW, it would have been a lot different if she was here. Don't get me wrong she is the best mate I have BUT she spends more time talking about decorating than actually doing it.

Probably got a mornings work left, then tidy up, which means that I will have approximately 4 days of time where I can do what I want.

Also will have 'scored' loads of points with her when she comes back and sees whats been done, bearing in mind she doesn't know I was going to do it. Maybe my new rig to play SH4 will be ordered sooner than later!!!!!.

Can see a lot of gaming coming up!!!!.

Well that's my news for the day, load of XXXX but anything for a laugh!!


PS Painting and Decorating done 60 per day (as if!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

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09-24-2007, 05:34 PM
Totally agree, I look forward to when she goes away and not listen to "you're making too much mess blah blah blah"
Can't sand the windows woithout making some dust or turning the water off for haf the day.

09-24-2007, 06:09 PM
I am waiting for my prop' to be repaired so I am still stuck here in St Nazairre.
Ref: To above... as my old Pappy used to say "There is only one thing worse than marrying a pretty woman... and that is to marry one who knows she is!"

09-24-2007, 08:16 PM
A language question.

If she is your mate, then who is the mate she went on vacation with? How did you get stuck doing the floor?

09-25-2007, 01:09 PM
Best guess, Mavrick_U2007 is British, or some such, for whom the word "mate" can interchangably mean "mate" in the traditional sense and "friend", as in "my mates and I are going to the pub (British term for bar) tonight".

09-25-2007, 02:36 PM
Yes sorry about that, forgot this is 'international' forum.

I am English and mate does indeed describe a 'friend', as does 'pal','buddy' and other similar words.

As for the word Pub, Bar, boozer and local are other well used expressions.