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The re-post police get on people pretty quickly around here so it seems like a specific topic is not re-posted often. I think the fact that the Turing story has been re-posted above normal just proves its own point. The accounts that are posting about the Turing are not actual humans. I think they have fooled some of us. Respond carefully.
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I have read this whole thread[^] in the Lounge and some questions popped in my mind. If you don't mind, I will post my questions and if you really, really don't mind, I want some honest answers.
Here it goes..
0. Why do I sense that you guys are afraid of getting married?
1. What's with the wife that you don't like?
2. And you even give "survival guide" after getting married. What's that for?
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1. it's more like a joke!
2. you know how boys sometimes spend the night playing video games or watching footy? Well you can't do it no more once married!
3. You know this new computer which look really powerful? You can't buy it no more once married!
It looks like no one wants to touch that subject, so I'll try. I've never been smart enough to stay away from subjects that will definitely get me in trouble!
Those of us of the male persuasion enjoy our freedom to do as we please. Once someone commits to a relationship, especially a marriage, they give up some of that freedom. And, having been married twice, I can attest to the fact that we do not worry about the same things as women and will never learn how to think like our partners.
Having said that, it definitely depends on the person. Unfortunately many of my friends have wives more like my first wife than my current wife. The second one's a keeper!
My first wife complained: He just plays with his computers all the time instead of being with me. Of course, "playing with the computers" paid the bills for all the things she had, but that didn't matter.
My current wife says: He's great, he leaves me to do my stuff and he's always around the house instead of running around.
My first wife said: He spends too much money on electronics toys. We could spend it on XYZ instead.
My current wife says: He spends money on things that make him happy and if he's happy, so am I. (She also spends money on things that make her happy, so it works both ways.)
My first wife said: He's always working and doesn't have time for family.
My current wife says: Thank God he has a good profession and we can do the things we want to do.
My wife and I have learned to tolerate each others idiosyncrasies. I don't think there's any one else in the world that could put up with either of us. If one finds a mate like that, it's fantastic. If not, it can be miserable. But even so, we certainly don't think alike!
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It is humor. If someone really thought like that, they wouldn't/shouldn't get married.
All three questions you have are related. There is a different way of thinking and different priorities (in routine life). Now this leads to anticipation of certain activities* that you never thought you would do. After this, you are left with exaggeration and posting fear of marriage and wives on web which then leads to a fun thread to read.
*Like I cannot think myself walking around in super markets buying groceries. I do that online. Mrs. does not like online shopping at all. I can see myself standing in long queues at markets where they open 2 out of 20 counters and people buy things in quantities as if this is the last day to shop.
Now who said wives don't go out to have tea with her friends to bitch about what terrible things her husband has done?
It works both ways.
You can't joke or tell stories about someone you don't have a strong connection with for the fear of breaking it with what you say.
I'm not afraid to laugh about my husband's beer belly with my mates because I know he won't get upset.
And if he goes around telling his mates about my big arse, I'm prepared to laugh that off too.