Do you ever get the urge...?? (ahoy...rant ahead)

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  1. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    So my wife bought this used shelf last night. A little corner unit that splits into two pieces (top and bottom). We get it home, put it in the corner she wants it in and says it will look better once it's painted.

    Me, being the always intelligent individual, says that we should probably take it down and put it away until it's painted and anchored because I know our youngest will do something to it, it will fall apart, and damage our hardwood flooring. She says no, we'll just have to keep an eye on him.

    My wifes idea of keeping an eye on the kids: sit in the room that they are NOT in, busy on the phone or browsing the internet from her phone, and yell from afar. Whatever.

    So this morning, we're both getting ready, me to go to work, her just to take care of our kids and the daycare kids today. She tells me to watch the kids so they don't touch the corner unit. I said I have to get ready and go to work. I go to my downstairs bathroom to trim my beard, and I'm there for a couple of minutes and this huge bang comes from upstairs.

    Sure as shit, the youngest fuckin' knocks the damn thing over, a couple of scratches on my hardwood. He's fine..just a little scared. I tell him to go to his room after thoroughly making sure he doesn't have any bruises or anything, take the top piece downstairs (like I should have to begin with) and finish getting ready for work.

    My wife gets out of the shower, and the other kids are in her face telling her about what the youngest did. My wife goes and looks, and then has the nerve to come yell at me for not watching the kids.

    Now I guess this is what seperates us from the animals. My first urge was to grab my wife by the throat, slam her into the wall, and tell her to shut up. A pretty primal instinct (or could just be me because I'm such a beast to begin with). Instead, I just yell back at her.

    Next urge, use every swear in the urban dictionary in her direction. Instead, because my kids are around and watching us yell at each other (I'm sure I'm going to be paying for the psychiatry bills for that), I just tell her to go pound sand, finish getting ready, give my kids a quick kiss, and I'm off to work this morning.

    Final urge, phone her up and tell her to go fuck herself, and I'm tired of putting up with her bullshit, yada yada yada...leading into the whole hint of divorce/seperation thing. But instead, I'm just not going to say squat. Not going home for lunch...I'm just going to chill at the office all day.

    Arrrggghhh...once again, I should have just gone with my instincts, taken the damn thing downstairs, and told her it's not coming up until it's fully ready. All of this could have been avoided.

    But then that would have started a whole other argument last night....

    /rant
  2. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    But you'd have an intact hardwood floor and no argument this AM. You just have to realize that women think totally differently than men.
    Now you need ready yourself for getting the thing painted, mounted and her changing her mind over where to install it after you have holes from screws already in the wall.
    It's not a matter if "if" but a matter of "when" that will happen.

    PS: No, I don't get the urge to do those things that you mentioned. Her feelings get hurt way too easy. But I have become an expert eye roller :wink:.
  3. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    I won...she already sent a text apologizing.
  4. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    winner winner maester dinner
  5. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    S&BJ night was supposed to be last night so there goes that idea.
  6. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    There are much more serious issues than a shelf going on here....
  7. tex

    tex jive turkey

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    nah, I'm pretty sure its just a shelf, you are overthinking it.
    also, good job winning dude

    Whenever I get a gut feeling like that (shelf is going to get fucked) I have just started following thru on it. Cause 9 times out of 10, my gut ends up being right and my hardwood gets fucked
  8. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    I think you both lost actually.
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    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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  10. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    Next time she questions you just say "Remember the Alamo shelf!"
  11. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Should've cheated when you had the chance.
  12. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Both right!

    I have rage issues, but they never go anywhere other than me walking away from the situation. When I was a kid, I probably put my fists and feet through multiple walls in my parents basement (lots of posters around my room) but I learned to "control" the rage. I don't hit people or take things out on my house, and if my kids do something wrong, I 99% don't spank them because I'm a firm believer that spanking should be used in correction and the right frame of mind. Anger isn't that right frame of mind.

    My wife..she has this "It's everyone else's fault/problem" complex. Everyone else needs to do this, everyone else needs to change, there isn't anything wrong with what I do/think. And it's not the first time that something is my fault, even though MOST times it's out my control.

    I apologized to her for flying off the handle at her and told her last night, I should have just done what I knew was right...get that damn shelf put away.

    I've calmed down, she's calmed down, kids (on the surface) are fine but probably deeply emotionally scarred.

    Hmmm..and just before going on vacation for two weeks.
  13. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Just make sure to get it delt with before vacation. One thing I've noticed is that those episodes get filed away for future use. You really don't want a whole vacation ruined by this. It'd create a whole new conno-worms to deal with. Welcome to heterosexual relationships my man. Appologies from my wife usually mean that the whole thing was successfully filed away with a reservation to be able to use it at an undisclosed time.
  14. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Shit gets brought up no matter what.

    And sex usually solves everything at the end of the day.
  15. Lynzee

    Lynzee New Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but is this the same woman who was begging you to have another baby with her?

    Ugh, my mom and my sister are BOTH like that. I feel for you :(
  16. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    that's freakin' prophetic! The world needs this now!!! :-D
  17. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    My wife does shit like this all the time. Her capacity for predictive thinking and simple cause > effect is startlingly low. I actually read a study about this, how women's brains are (generally) just not geared for threat avoidance and causality. Hence my belief that we need to move back to patriarchal gender roles, because what we're doing now is cramming a square peg in a round hole.
  18. Lynzee

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    I'm not saying you're wrong (since you sort of cited a study), but I don't thing it's really fair to determine that all women are incapable of basic reason just because the two of you married dumb ones. Or not dumb, but not logical in any sense.
  19. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Hahahaha...and people wonder why I let my wife stay home, and I work and do the driving blah blah blah...because it's just easier that way.
  20. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    I find it amusing how I have only been with a few women that don't believe they know all and I know nothing. I have managed to build my life from scratch to where I am now, yet I have no idea how life works. As if even though I have a stable, safe home, I don't look forward enough to keep those around me safe and well cared for.

    I have told every woman I have ever been with that I honestly believe that the man is responsible for the well being of his family. It is his responsibility to provide a safe, stable home while keeping food on the table. I feel that it is my responsibility to take charge of my family (IF NEEDED), to do whatever is needed to care for my family. if my gut tells me to act on something, I act on it. My family must trust in the fact that I am doing what is best for our family.

    ~Will Courtier~
  21. ivanolo

    ivanolo Guest

    It solves everything anytime of day, actually. Especially make-up sex.

    I agree with every chauvinistic comment on this thread, BTW.
  22. Lynzee

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    I was about to query when some of the gentlemen around here might start to see a correlation between their chauvinism and their lack of decent women to choose from. But then Bitches Ain't Shit started playing. I remembered that 90% of the females I've met do have some terrible fundamental flaw and that's why the only friends I hang out with anymore are dudes. So nevermind. Always listen to a doctor.....

    [video=youtube;jHoT-mVCKn0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHoT-mVCKn0&feature=fvst[/video]


    Edit: P.S. I wasn't calling you out ivanolo, just using your quote
  23. Jishory

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    I think you should give in and have more kids.
  24. MSP

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    Not dumb, just different skill sets. And specifically threat avoidance. And of course not everyone is the same. Here's one study, not the one I was looking for actually.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8380429.stm

    EDIT: I know I sound like a woman hater but I'm really not. I've got two daughters chilling with me in the office right now and I want them to have every opportunity. I just think we need to move back a little bit from where we are in terms of womens lib and all that. Gender rolls that evolved for tens of thousands of years were turned on their head within the last 50 years, and to me it's no surprise that the family nucleus has been destroyed and our society is going to hell. If you want to drive a nail you use a hammer. You don't whip out the screwdriver just to be "fair".
  25. czechrboard tassia

    czechrboard tassia Likes gay people.

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    The men of t3d tend to lump all women into the "stupid/irrational/you can't win" category. Get used to the chauvinism :)