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  •  Hmm, I'm afraid I can see myself in your hubby (5+ / 0-)

    I too can get a little peevish and defensive if my time is unexpectedly called upon to solve someone else's problems that seems to my way of looking at things already adequately solved. Then I (usually) feel ashamed at my churlishness and go help out.

    Alas, my wife has fibromyalgia, bad knees, and a bad back. All she has to do is look like she might lift or carry something heavy and, regardless of the current political state between us, I'll rush in to do it for her.

    Visit Lacking All Conviction, your patch of grey on those too-sunny days.

    by eataTREE on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 11:03:48 AM PST

    •  Interesting - thanks (3+ / 0-)
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      I am always curious about how other people perceive things.

      Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

      by cassandracarolina on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 11:12:42 AM PST

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      •  My thinking would be (1+ / 0-)
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        surely when they asked you and Jack to do this furniture-moving, they did not intend for the 5'4" osteoporitic woman to be the one to do the majority of the heavy lifting. So wait for Jack, the pre-existing solution to the problem.

        Of course, I don't know that I could maintain this position in the face of it actually already starting to rain. I'd probably come help you after you'd already started to move it, but would keep up a stream of audible grumbling about the neighbors, Jack, and their woeful inability to plan their lives such that I am not required to intervene in them.

        On behalf of the grumps of the world, I apologise to all of our wives.

        Visit Lacking All Conviction, your patch of grey on those too-sunny days.

        by eataTREE on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 11:20:21 AM PST

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        •  You're probably right (3+ / 0-)
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          in that they assumed that between the three of us, we had enough able bodies to tackle this simple task, and to my neighbors' credit, they did say not to bother if the weather was already bad. Everyone's heart is in the right place... according to their life view ;-)

          Then again, what would Mr. Carolina think if the neighbor's wicker chair flew through our window in a tornado? Inquiring minds want to know ;-)

          Those who do not understand history are condemned to repeat it... in summer school.

          by cassandracarolina on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 11:24:39 AM PST

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