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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Toilet seats on 02/06/2013 17:22:24 MST Print View

I like the lid down altogether, before one flushes....avoid the bacterial plume that supposedly can reach your toothbrush by the sink.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Men's Fairy Tale on 02/06/2013 17:25:01 MST Print View

"What is it with that whole western (I've never heard anyone here ever say that) "put the toilet seat down" thing?"

I'm single, and I still always put the toilet seat down. It only takes one late night, stumble into the bathroom, don't bother turning the light on, sit down on very cold porcelain, jump back up with pants still down around ankles and almost fall face first kinda moment.....

Then again, I'm old, that might have something to do with it....

robert van putten
(Bawana) - F

Locale: Planet Bob
Toilet? on 02/06/2013 17:33:24 MST Print View

Toilet? Who uses those silly things???


outhouse

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Re: Men's Fairy Tale on 02/06/2013 17:52:15 MST Print View

Douglas nailed it on the head. I only object to the toilet seat being up in the middle of the night when I don't turn the light on because I don't really want to wake up THAT much. However, sitting on cold porcelain with the feeling you are about to fall in is definitely a way to wake up really fast...

Lynn Tramper
(retropump) - F

Locale: The Antipodes of La Coruna
Re: Re: Re: Re: Men's Fairy Tale on 02/06/2013 18:10:38 MST Print View

"A woman drove me to drink, and I am forever grateful to her"

Winston Churchill

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Toilet Seat on 02/07/2013 20:59:38 MST Print View

LOTS of people squat to do their business -- even when they encounter Western "sit down" toilets -- which many consider rather gross. Travel to those countries, and you will often see signs like this:

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Edited by ben2world on 02/07/2013 21:03:28 MST.

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Re: Re: working wife on 02/10/2013 23:05:49 MST Print View

>"Gotta love a man who appreciates calluses on a woman's hands!"

I was teaching a CPR class 2 blocks west of the UC Berkeley campus and two young women were doing full-depth chest compressions (rare among first aiders) and I asked them, "Are you on Crew?" They looked surprised that I knew (they weren't in team sweatshirts) and I explained, "With the way your hands are calloused and you're beating up my manikins, you're either on Crew or you chop a cord of wood every morning."

30 years later and I'm married to a competitive rower (no, not from the CPR class, I met Kristin on a gourmet BPing trip). I can tell the season by her hands (roughest during our short on-the-water season).

Cesar Valdez
(PrimeZombie) - F

Locale: Scandinavia
Re: Re: Re: working wife on 02/11/2013 01:18:58 MST Print View

"Just remove the toilet seat altogether - like they do in Spain.

Problem solved."

Spain is one of the nations I have traveled to the most and covered many different areas of, starting when I first went there when I was 8 years old (I am 32 now). For the past 5 years, once a year in the summer, I go to Mallorca where my in-laws own a home in a small village.

I can not recall a single instance that I used a toilet that did not have a seat on it.

As to the OP and marriage:

1. The institution of marriage is a fairly new concept when it comes to humanity. Humans from what I gather have been around roughly 200,000 years, and "civilization" and recorded history has been around about 6,000 years.

2. Not in all cultures even today is marriage expected or common, and the definition of marriage is different all over the world and throughout history. For example here in Sweden many people opt to become "sambo", which means two people in love living together without getting married, and may or may not include having and raising children together.

3. The OP's narrative implies that the female would have prevented the male from doing the things described had she said yes. Like having a wife is some kind of burden or hindrance to a husband. This is absurd, and I question what exactly the author is trying to accomplish.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
D.O.T. Approved High Traffic Area ? ;-) on 02/11/2013 04:41:20 MST Print View

@RvP,

Semi ultralight version.

High traffic area ;-)

Note the lack of superfluous lumber, reflective tape for night visits by headlamp, high traction non-slip footrests and Mike Clelland approved paperless hygiene system. Must be a BYOBOG, (bring your own bundle of grass) privy.

Best of all, no bacterial "plume" due to flushing with the lid up! ;-)

Party On,

Newton

Jason Amick
(isneer) - F
Re on 02/11/2013 04:49:18 MST Print View

lols, its very simple!

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Men's Fairy Tale on 02/11/2013 07:55:34 MST Print View

"Why do men die before their wives?"




Because they want to!!!!!

Man, we had a good, funny thread going, and some of you guys have to get all romantic and suck-upy.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: working wife on 02/11/2013 08:22:17 MST Print View

"The OP's narrative implies that the female would have prevented the male from doing the things described had she said yes. Like having a wife is some kind of burden or hindrance to a husband. This is absurd, and I question what exactly the author is trying to accomplish."


The author is anonymous as I received the Fairy Tale from an email. This may shock you, but it intended as a joke and is consistent with the replies from posters, female and male. Many find funny the absurd in life. Except maybe Doug.

If you don't find it funny, may I direct you to the Carbon Flame thread.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: working wife on 02/11/2013 08:31:10 MST Print View

I am with Dave here and I tend t speak up.....
This was light hearted and therefore not offensive in my opinion.

spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: Midwest
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: working wife on 02/11/2013 08:31:48 MST Print View

It's not absurd, or humor; it's tired stereotypes. When will we be over this Mars/Venus cr@p....

I agree with Cesar. Thanks for speaking up.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: working wife on 02/11/2013 08:36:57 MST Print View

For Spelt and Cesar, who lack senses of humour.

Once upon a time,
in a land far away,
A beautiful, independent,
self assured princess,
happened upon a frog as she sat
contemplating ecological issues
on the shores of an unpolluted pond
in a verdant meadow near her castle.
The frog hopped into the Princess' lap
and said:
" Elegant Lady,
I was once a handsome Prince,
until an evil witch cast a spell upon me.
One kiss from you, however,
and I will turn back
into the dapper, young Prince that I am
and then, my sweet, we can marry
and setup housekeeping in yon castle with my Mother,
where you can prepare my meals,
clean my clothes, bear my children,
and forever feel grateful and happy doing so."

That night,
on a repast of lightly sauteed frogs legs
seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce,
she chuckled to herself and thought:

"I don't think so!"

David Thomas
(DavidinKenai) - MLife

Locale: North Woods. Far North.
Independent women AND funny. on 02/11/2013 10:31:59 MST Print View

Once upon a time,
in a land far away,
A beautiful, independent,
self assured princess,. . .

I really like "The Paper Bag Princess" by Robert Munsch

http://www.amazon.com/The-Paper-Princess-Classic-Munsch/dp/0920236162/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360603759&sr=8-1&keywords=paper+bag+princess

I'd rather my daughter was the Paper Bag Princess (and she sort of is) than my son be Prince Ronald.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: working wife on 02/11/2013 10:32:28 MST Print View

nm

Edited by T.L. on 02/11/2013 10:33:22 MST.

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Independent women AND funny. on 02/11/2013 11:08:13 MST Print View

May I ask how you connected the theme of the "Men's Fairy Tale" to the lack of independence of women, or am I reading too much into your post?

(BTW, my favorite Munsch's book is Love you Forever)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: working wife on 02/11/2013 11:38:45 MST Print View

"Many find funny the absurd in life. Except maybe Doug."

Damn straight. Don't know why you Canadiens think life is supposed to be so darn funny. It's not, it's very serious business.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: working wife on 02/11/2013 11:42:54 MST Print View

Doug, I mostly agree with you.

Life is very serious business, except for birthdays. I think you should be able to laugh and have fun on your birthday, partly because its good for you. In fact, studies have shown that people who have more birthdays live longer.