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Advice for Men

tufty

Lantern Swinger
It is important for men to remember, that as women grow older it
becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when
they were younger. When you notice this, try not to shout at them. Some are
oversensitive and there's nothing worse than an oversensitive woman.

My name is Ron.... Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife,
Julie. When I took "early retirement" last year, it became necessary
for Julie to get a full-time job, both for extra income and for the health
benefits that we needed.

Shortly after she started working I noticed she was beginning to show her
age. I usually get home from the Golf Course about the same time she
gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always
says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't
shout at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when
she gets dinner on the table.
I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at the club so eating out is not
reasonable. I'm ready for some home cooked food when I come in.
.
She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now, it's
not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do
what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening
that they won't clean themselves. I know she appreciates this, as it
does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

I really think my experience as a teacher helps a lot. I consider telling
people what they ought to do; it's one of my strong points... Now that
she has got older, she does seem to get tired so much more quickly.

Our washer and dryer are in the basement. Sometimes she says she just
can't make another trip down those steps. I don't make a big issue of this;
as long as she finishes the laundry the next evening, I'm willing to
overlook it. Not only that, but unless I need something ironed to wear to
the Monday lodge meeting, or to Wednesday's or Saturday's poker club,
or to Tuesday's or Thursday's bowling, or something like that, I will tell
her to wait until the next evening to do the ironing. This gives her a
little more time to do some of those odds and ends like shampooing the
dog, hoovering or dusting . . .
Also, if I had a really good day on the course and it was wet and
muddy, my clubs are a mess, so I let her clean them, you know . . . get
the grit off the grips and a little light Brillo on the club faces at a casual
pace.
My golf bag is heavy so I lift it out of the trunk for her. Women are
delicate, have weak wrists and can't lift heavy stuff as good as men. But I did
tell her I don't like to be wakened during my after-golf nap, so rather than
bother me, she can put them back in the trunk when she's finished.
Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she will
say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during
her lunch hour. But boys, we take them for better or worse, so I just smile
and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even
three days. That way she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her
that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you
know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods.
She'd take a break when she was only half finished mowing the lawn.
I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big,
cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And,
as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me
too, and then take her break by my hammock. That way she can talk with me
until I fall asleep.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Julie. I'm
not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will
find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do
how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you
just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of
this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile.
After all, we are put on this earth to help each other . . .
Signed, Ron

EDITOR'S NOTE: Ron died suddenly on Thursday Feb. 3. He was found with
a Calloway extra long 50 inch Big Bertha II Driver rammed up his
posterior, with only 2 inches of grip showing. His wife Julie was arrested, but
the all-woman Grand Jury accepted her defence that he accidentally sat on
it.
 
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