Invites to functions on long weekends....Grrrr

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:01
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A little tounge in cheek, But................. How annoying is it when "Friends" orginise functions that fall on long weekends.

Late last year I was invited to a fishing comp in Maude NSW on the Murumbidgie (I think) on the Australia day weekend, the missus says fine! no problems enjoy yourself, but something rings a bell on that weekend!............whoo hoo I think, as for me there's NOTHING better than camping on a river with some ripper fellas, chasing Murray Cod (C&R only)

A couple of weeks ago that "bell" rang annoyingly loud when we re-read an invite to a good couple's combined 50th on this Saturday night, they are good friends (not great) but i feel obliged to go (with a little help from you know who)

A few weeks ago I was only disapointed at the timing of the two occasions, but as I sit here doing bugger all just waiting for sat'dy night, knowing I could be on the road with boat in tow dreaming of Greenfish to be caught and drinks to be had and stories to be told.....ahhhhhhghhhhh.

The trouble is doing the "right" thing doesn't earn me the browny points I deserve I reckon, as knowone truly feels the hurt..........Except of course for my fellow EO forumites.

(Sigh) Still don't feel anybetter, anyone else stuck home this weekend due to "inconsiderate" invites!

Browny
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Reply By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:11

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:11
Reminds me of a Joke, but its not friday.

Punch line

"well she was a good wife for 35years"

MMMMMMMMMMMM!

Russell
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:43

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:43
RB,

mmmmmmmTi's "only" been 14 years, better not say anymore for fear of incriminating myself!

Browny
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:49

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:49
i have 10 yrs to go then
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Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 01:10

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 01:10
Nudie,

Since when do you get time off for good behaviour :)))))
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 07:55

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 07:55
just look at my face....wouldnt every one feel sorry for me
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:16

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:16
A mate of mine has a favorite saying "another bloody long weekend gone to waste"
It began as a response to weddings that seemed to always fall on the Easter break and other long weekends.
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:45

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:45
Davo,
To True, should make that saying my new signature!

Browny
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:20

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:20
Browny,

I think it is great to be home for a weekend, and this is a 5 day weekend for me. Sunday is family day when we will all go out for the day and the rest of the time
I will spend getting the Troopie ready for the big trips later this year. So much to do so little time.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:48

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:48
Wayne,

Not the reply i was after, you obviously get away far to often...:-)

But I do need to get a large calender and pre book all remaining long weekends though.

Browny
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:22

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:22
dont feel alone browny we have an engagement party sat pm cousins daughter but they are good kids so what do you do ???????
steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:49

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:49
Steve,

Cheers mate,

What do you do!

Browny
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Reply By: Utemad - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:32

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:32
My Wife is a teacher and two years ago her sister decides to get married on the middle weekend of my Wife's two week break in June/July. We had planned to go skiing in NZ for two weeks but had to cut it back to 1 week instead. Inconsiderate of them. We weren't the only people who had to rearrange holidays either.

I suggested that that we boycott the wedding. I was surprised when she wasn't totally against the idea.

Beat that.

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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:40

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:40
Utey,

HeHe Rippa!

Browny
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:41

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:41
i know where you are all coming from. we were all set to do 4/5 weeks travelling take it easy xmas new year sister in law went into hospital week before xmas had to have 3way bypass on her heart so i decided the right thing to do was to stay home so the good wife could go & visit ( you know how it is to give moral support ) helps the recovery they say & then the wife had offered bro inlaw abed whilst the time needed as hospital on gold coast they lived near yamb n.s.w.she is recovering well at home which is very good. we will never tell them what we gave up for them though .( makes one feel good though that you have done something like this).the bugger me dead this week end i cant get away till friday night as of going back to work (self employed) did not work out the right way.Ah well get organised for sat .happy OZ day every body.
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:57

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:57
scoot,

fair enough, may the camping gods smile apon you in the future!

Browny
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:41

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:41
I have a simple solution, after recently receiving invitations to (1) a 50th Wedding Anniversary and (2) a 50th birthday on weekends.

If there has been no contact for 12 months (or more) by phone/email/letter/card, I don't go. Pure and simple. Way I figure it, if we are not high enough up their social/bloodline tree to make an occasional contact, I am not interested in being part of "rent a crowd".

On emails, contact needs to be more than just forwarding jokes to a list a mile long. A quick note to say "hi" or whatever is suffice.

Yes, I know .. I might be a cranky old f**t, but I do have my public holidays and weekends fairly free.

Jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:52

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:52
Jack,

A good rule, one that I will implement immediately!

Contact has been more regular than that though.

Browny
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:27

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:27
"Contact has been more regular than that though"

Bugger !!!! :)

Jack
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 19:06

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 19:06
goodday blokes
i agree a good rule but this weekend my inviter also has a pool which may come in handy on sat ????
steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:11

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:11
" ... but this weekend my inviter also has a pool which may come in handy on sat ???? .

: )

Nothing wrong with a "relationship of convenience". Pretty tough going for you people down there. We are getting a fair bit of it here on NSW news. Hope you get some relief soon.

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Reply By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:46

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:46
i know what your saying, my club has organised a great trip shark bay way for the July holidays, but low and behold, my fiance is planning on giving birth at the same time ( although when i tried to communicate my frustration with her, she said that it wasnt entirely her fault????:))

rest assured i will be in the same boat as you (not trying to rub any salt in the wound) and be spending the two weeks twidlin my thumbs

enjoy your weekend and look forward to the next one
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:54

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 11:54
rdo,

The birth of my child I would except....:-)

Browny
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Follow Up By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:01

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 20:01
its hard to inject a real sense of sarcasm into a posting :)
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Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 01:14

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 01:14
bleep poor planning ro-dah-o. Better think harder next time LOLOLOL
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Follow Up By: ro-dah-o (WA) - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 21:08

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 21:08
cheers gramp,

speaking of bleep poor, we nailed the culprit down to a Margaret river Cab sav!!!!

thats been taken off the fav list LOLOL
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 00:36

Saturday, Jan 28, 2006 at 00:36
Hahahaha congratulations by the way.

Make sure the fiance does'nt have easy access to any sharp bladed devices next time you suggest the Margaret River Cab Sav :))))))
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:06

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:06
Day trip with the boyz has come up on Sunday.

It coincides with a Committee meeting for our project. Bugga.

Wife who is Chairperson of Committee(and knows that I want to bring up something that will stir the pot) says..".Go Go Go...I will even make some sandwiches for you"

Lucky, ain't I?............LOL
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:17

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:17
Willem,

It is not like you to stir the pot.

I think that you had a master plan that was hatched many years ago. Become a person that does not follow the crowd( pot stirrer), and now this day trip has come up, bingo you are off with sandwiches and a blessing. Good thinking and planning

Wayne
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:25

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:25
Willem,

So you reckon I should get pi$$ed and make a compleat ass of myself satd'y night and never have to spend a long weekend at a function again............I'm sure thats what your telling me!

Ok ok I'll just tel'em Willem said!

Browny
Wife to make sandwiches for trip away............aaaghhhh (homer)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:34

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:34
No Browny, I've tried that many years ago.

Me mate just laughs and says 'Ow's yer head this morning?'

Come up with something controversial or out rageous. They will soon discourage you from going to the function. Or get a mate to ring just at tje last minute. He is bogged in a creek and needs immediate rescuing. That works too....sometimes...lol

Sandwiches? I am well looked after. :o)

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Reply By: ev700 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:38

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:38
The problem is rarely the people who invite you because they will accept that you had a prior arrangement.

The problem is the spouse who expects you to accompany her.

Fix that problem and the other doesn't arise.

However with the Family Law Act and being a bloke, you may then have to take an inflated truck tube to fish off in lieu of the boat you once owned and you may have to get someone to tow it there, again in lieu of the car you once bought and you might have to forget the beer to because....
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Follow Up By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:57

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 13:57
ev,

mmmmmm spot on I'm afraid.

Browny
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Reply By: Member - Shawsie (QLD) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 15:06

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 15:06
LOL know where your all coming from, but just want to let you know I'll be up Freshwater Creek, Double Island Point Qld from Friday to Sunday - Sorry ;o)
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Follow Up By: ev700 - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 17:07

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 17:07
Mozzies and sandflies?

Sorry, just jealous.
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 17:51

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 17:51
Lucky B. another of my favourite places. I'd had a really bad need to see the sea today - feeling rather homesick. Have to keep going into the office where the January calendar picture is of the Point, near Robe in SA during a storm. Nice. There isn't even enough water in the billabong to remind me of the sea at the moment. Poor me.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 19:16

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 19:16
goodday ruth
i would send a picture of a little bit of rain but the (melb) weather just isnt sure what its going to do
looking out the window in the last 10 mins we have smoked covered sun ,thunder, cloud, rain, and back to smoke covered sun
while i was at my sisters today for aussie day lunch another sister on call with cfa naer ballarat rang to say not coming down (understandable)but she tells us that due to cut backs by govt to cfa no buses to take VOLUNTEERS to fires they have to provide own transport what absolute b/s

steve
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 23:03

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 23:03
Gee Steve, that's really bad. Just watched the fires on the news - terrifying.
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