Getting The other half moving when on the start of a Trip!!!

Submitted: Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 22:02
ThreadID: 134477 Views:3214 Replies:17 FollowUps:4
This Thread has been Archived
I've had a rant over this before but as we get older things seem to get worse!

Everything packed ,sitting in vehicle waiting for good wife to lock up,Then HELLO she disappears,WTF now my brain equates theirs nothing left to do but sure enough she finds the cat nibblets are the wrong ones, that brand made him sick , so we have to find the other box of the right brand and stuffs around changing it all around , finally she exits the front door I think PHEW!!!, finally where on our way, then the mobile phone rings ,,The daughters on the other end",Do you think you can do this before you go" .My time estimated to get to destination has been blown out big time , But can I say anything....NOPE!!,,,,,


Cheers Axle
Back Expand Un-Read 1 Moderator

Reply By: Paul E6 - Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 23:49

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 23:49
It's great not having kids!
AnswerID: 609468

Reply By: Gramps - Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 23:56

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 at 23:56
Suck it up Princess LOL

Regards
AnswerID: 609469

Reply By: Cruznoz - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 00:31

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 00:31
Axle, I feel your pain.
AnswerID: 609470

Reply By: 9900Eagle - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 04:11

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 04:11
Get one of these, you can get the shorter one which is a lot cheaper, this one just keeps you out of kicking range.

Hurry up device
AnswerID: 609471

Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 13:47

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 13:47
Much safer Hurry up device with 83cm reach rather than the 59cm. :D
0
FollowupID: 879347

Reply By: Batt's - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 06:50

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 06:50
It happens to every one mine is when I get ready to go out with her in her car I sit down and wait for her to find the car keys they could be anywhere except for on the key hook rack she insisted I installed in the kitchen for her yrs ago.
AnswerID: 609472

Reply By: Member - neville G (QLD) - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 08:29

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 08:29
Axel,
I can relate to this but now that I am in my very senior years I have learnt to just "let it happen". Read a book or study a map and relax, you will live longer, It seems to be a trait built into some models
Cheers, Nev.
AnswerID: 609473

Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 08:51

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 08:51
Easy, put "the good wife" in the vehicle first and then you lock-up, and turn off the phone until you are at least half-a-day's drive from home...

Works for us, although heaven forbid if I was ever to call Mrs Landy "the good wife".

Baz - The Landy
AnswerID: 609476

Reply By: noggins - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 11:14

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 11:14
I used to have that problem.
There was always something else to do when it was time to leave, be it camping or the local shops.
Then the step daughters would have a race to see who could be the last to actually leave.

The last effort was when I was supposed to be at the church for a christening ( I was the Godfather ) and we were already half hour late, all 3 were still shuttling back to the house and at the time my patience finally expired ( BIG TIME ) the car only had me in it, so I quickly accelerated forward to shut the doors women always ( nearly always ) leave open and just drove off.

I got to the church just in time to avert a major panic by the parents.

There was a bit of screaming etc from the "leavings" but I just said "you know what's going to happen in the future don't you"

It took a few months for the dust to settle, but when I started the car you were either coming or staying , your choice.


Ron
AnswerID: 609484

Reply By: Sigmund - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 13:08

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 13:08
Is it more painful than going on your own?

Many blokes would be happy to pay that modest price.
AnswerID: 609486

Reply By: RMD - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 16:18

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 16:18
Axle
Simple solutions to your problem.

1, Get rid of the CAT. Less mess less weight and no additional food to carry either.
2. with luxury of a NO CAT trip, wife won't have to go back to get forgotten items for the pest, sorry, pet.
3. NO CAT then ensures you are too far away from home to even consider going back when troublesome daughter rings.
4. Personal stress level will be lower, ie, normal for leaving on a trip and you will therefore be a safer driver without a high a high level of adrenalin in your blood.
5. Begin to think of self, it is time preservation of self has it's turn.

Just imagine. no pussy, no nibblies for said feline, easily dismissed daughter + more KMs away from home = a happy contented AXLE in full control of his destiny/destination..
AnswerID: 609491

Follow Up By: Glenn C5 - Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:06

Monday, Mar 20, 2017 at 10:06
Whadya mean "Just imagine ,no pussy". Might as well stay home then.
0
FollowupID: 879388

Reply By: mountainman - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 20:13

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 20:13
Get a cattle prodder.
modify it to take 18vlts
she wont do that again !
AnswerID: 609497

Reply By: Member - Robyn R4 - Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 21:58

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 at 21:58
I'm hearing you, Axle.
In my house it's usually hubby who's last out the door.
5 minutes after we should have left, he'll decide he wants to wear the only shirt I haven't ironed, resulting in me racing for the ironing board...
I solved that years ago by telling him that our departure time is 15 minutes earlier than it really is. That way we get out the door on time.
But thank goodness we don't go out that often!

In his defence, when it comes to holidays he's out the door ahead of me!! I know that he's serious about departure time and if I don't have it in the car the night before or by our departure time, we'll have to buy it on the way!

Perhaps you could tell the good wife you want to leave at 7am (even though you're expecting that maybe 10 will be nice). When you leave at 11 then you've only stressed and cursed for an hour...

And the best time to say anything is during the days ahead when things are calmer. Don't do it when you're going nuts and wishing you'd left 2 hours ago.

Just a thought.

Good luck.

:) Robyn
AnswerID: 609500

Reply By: 9900Eagle - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 05:50

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 05:50
This sums it up. Brad Paisley feat Andy Griffith. "Waitin on a woman"


AnswerID: 609506

Follow Up By: Member - ACD 1 - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 13:51

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 13:51
Yep!

I reckon they're worth waiting for... Especially when the right one comes along.

Cheers

Anthony
VKS 3539
Work - a 40 hour interuption to my weekend!
Too many places - too little time

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

2
FollowupID: 879368

Reply By: Member - Christine and Lindsay - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 07:52

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 07:52
In defence of us other women, I absolutely bust my gut to be ready to leave as early as possible on a trip. No cat, no makeup, no diversions from adult kids.
Then again, if my little granddaughter needed something!
Christine
AnswerID: 609510

Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 13:26

Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 at 13:26
Maybe you annoy them, by going & sitting in the vehicle early!

AnswerID: 609521

Reply By: Alloy c/t - Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 09:47

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 09:47
Seems nearly all women once they get to a certain age have 'trouble' leaving the nest they have made and have 'forgotten' how important it is for their other half to live life by their watch , Time it seems is not high on the list of priorities to the female of the species ,after all they outlive men by several years…..
AnswerID: 609620

Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:48

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 12:48
On the day he retired, a friend of mine put his watch into his bedside table drawer & hasn't worn one since. He has travelled all over Australia since without once regretting his decision. I certainly couldn't do that!
0
FollowupID: 879496

Reply By: greybeard - Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 16:33

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017 at 16:33
Try telling her that you'll be staying home and she can go without you. ;)
AnswerID: 609629

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)