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Jan 8, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
That's different. I don't mean to start anything, but it sounds like she was being a bit passive aggressive about something OR she's spacey.
She's IS spacey. SBut se places ZERO priority on answering her phone. If she is with us and we are all going somewhere, she will walk out of the house without her phone until someone reminds her. Her line of thinking is that we are all together, why does she need her phone?

As far as beck and call, I'm only half kidding. We've been over this before. I check my email regularly. If the phone rings, unless I am really busy or I specifically don't want to talk to you, I am going to answer it. At the very least, I am going to look at the caller id. I can't sit on the other side of the room and let the phone ring without knowing who it is. It just annoys me when people go days or even weeks without checking email or voice mail. Perhaps I am one extreme. But my MIL is the other.

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Jan 8, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
Anyone demands something isn't going to get it from me.
In my mind, at least when personal calls are involved, spouse should be number one. If I'm on the phone with a friend and my wife calls, I either put friend on hold or end the call. Wife comes first. I expect the same.

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Toj wrote:
That's different. I don't mean to start anything, but it sounds like she was being a bit passive aggressive about something OR she's spacey.
This same weekend, she was on the couch. I was at the coffee table on the laptop. Her phone rang. It was next to me charging on the laptop. I instinctively unplugged it and handed it to my wife to hand to her. She wasn't even making a motion for hte phone. Ended up not answering it anyway.

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Jan 8, 2013
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_m...

If anyone needs me, I'll be reading this for the rest of the afternoon.

“It made sense at the time....”

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Jan 8, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
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The folks over at Free Range Kids (Lenore Skanazy) call this Worst-First Thinking.
It's real easy to fall into thinking like this, especially when we hear about every bad thing that's happened all around the world. I find myself doing it, but usually it revolves around Dickie. If he's at the studio and doesn't text or call to say when he's leaving, I'll start thinking about car wrecks and armed robbery. But in my case, I have a historical referece to go by: my first husband. He would disappear for days at a time and was in a wreck and was robbed and was arrested (separate incidents), so my worst-first scenarios have actually happened!
It's hard not to worry,'cause yanno, it *could* happen.
My bro was out visiting prospects yesterday with 2 of his guys from Germany. towards teh evening, not that we cared what the ansewr was, we were interested in knowing the possibility of his being aroudn for dinner so we could plan appropriately (we really didn' think he'd be around, but wanted to make sure). he wasnt answering calls, texts or e-mails (one of each) over the course of like 2 hours. Then he runs in on a brief stop over. his european cell phone was having trouble finding and keeping a signal, so the battery had drained.

tonight, he leaves on an eastward junket, so he better figure sometihgn out so taht he can reassure SIL that he isn't drunk, in an accident, held up or in the clink. he's never had a problem with any of the above before, or not getting in touch with her when he says he would, but this is an even worse time to start! ;-)

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Jan 8, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>That's quite a bit different. I would not expect someone to put a business call on hold to take a personal call, but the instances with my wife, it was after work talking to friends.
agreed, i dont put business calls on hold, unless soemtihng weird is going on. once i was getting a call from someone i'd been chasing for hours to get a quick answer. once or twice, i've been on a call with a client or carrier wehn teh other calls, probably about the other one, so i'll take the call. in any case, i apologize profusely to whomever im on the phone wiht, explain that a call i've been waiting for is coming in, can i put you on hold briefly. then, if they say ok, i keep it short...

caller ID helps with this too...

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Jan 8, 2013
 
I like this one...

"Xmas" is not a secular plan to "take the Christ out of Christmas." "The usual suggestion is that 'Xmas' is ... an attempt by the ungodly to x-out Jesus and banish religion from the holiday."[141] However, X stands for the Greek letter Chi, the starting letter of &#935;&#961;&#953; &#963;&#964;&#972; &#962;, or "Christ" in Greek.[142] The use of the word "Xmas" can be traced to the year 1021 when "monks in Great Britain...used the X while transcribing classical manuscripts into Old English" in place of "Christ".[141] The Oxford English Dictionary's "first recorded use of 'Xmas' for 'Christmas' dates back to 1551."[143] Paul Brians adds, "so few people know this that it is probably better not to use this popular abbreviation in religious contexts."[144]

And there was sometihng on Mental Floss about letters "missing" from our alphabet that goes along with the usage of "ye" as in Ye Olde Shoppe.

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Jan 8, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>In my mind, at least when personal calls are involved, spouse should be number one. If I'm on the phone with a friend and my wife calls, I either put friend on hold or end the call. Wife comes first. I expect the same.
I could abide by this, mainly because I think you're generally a reasonable person, and you probably aren't calling your wife five times a day when she's at work, out after workw ith friends, etc.

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Aisle Sitter wrote:
I like this one...
"Xmas" is not a secular plan to "take the Christ out of Christmas." "The usual suggestion is that 'Xmas' is ... an attempt by the ungodly to x-out Jesus and banish religion from the holiday."[141] However, X stands for the Greek letter Chi, the starting letter of &#935;&#961;&#953; &#963;&#964;&#972; &#962;, or "Christ" in Greek.[142] The use of the word "Xmas" can be traced to the year 1021 when "monks in Great Britain...used the X while transcribing classical manuscripts into Old English" in place of "Christ".[141] The Oxford English Dictionary's "first recorded use of 'Xmas' for 'Christmas' dates back to 1551."[143] Paul Brians adds, "so few people know this that it is probably better not to use this popular abbreviation in religious contexts."[144]
And there was sometihng on Mental Floss about letters "missing" from our alphabet that goes along with the usage of "ye" as in Ye Olde Shoppe.
The Catholic Church started "Xmas." If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for me.

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I'd call wife and she'd not answer cause she was on another call. Didn't want to tell the friend she was talking with to hold on for a second. Thinks that was rude.
FLUCK THAT! That's what call waiting is for! Its rude to ignore your GD spouse when he/she is trying to get a hold of you. If I'm calling about nothing important, you tell me to talk later, your on a call. But at least take the GD call to find out if its important. I cured her of that BS by telling her if she could not answer my calls, I would not answer hers.
This sounds controlling to me. If you're not calling about anything important, you can wait a few minutes for her to get off the phone and call you back. How do you know SHE isn't on an important call? To expect -DEMAND- your wife takes your call everytime makes you an @zzhole. Having the attitude of "well, you don't KNOW if I'm calling for something important or not," is the same paranoid attidude that people have when they just assume the worst.

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Jan 8, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> This same weekend, she was on the couch. I was at the coffee table on the laptop. Her phone rang. It was next to me charging on the laptop. I instinctively unplugged it and handed it to my wife to hand to her. She wasn't even making a motion for hte phone. Ended up not answering it anyway.
I'm not that big of a phone person. Probably b/c I'm on the phone at work for work related stuff so much.

Mostly, I like texts. I'll text you back when I can. I like phone calls for those times when text just won't do.

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Jan 8, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L ist_of_common_misconceptions
If anyone needs me, I'll be reading this for the rest of the afternoon.
Cool. I like stuff like this.(me = nerd a lot of times) I'll read this later.

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Jan 8, 2013
 
That is awesome!
Timmy wrote:
This is for Race, an add on to the AR15 style gun that legally allows the user to fire 100 rounds in 7 seconds when using belt fed ammo. I am sure he will be saving up to get one.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/crime/2013/01/07/s...

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Jan 8, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L ist_of_common_misconceptions
If anyone needs me, I'll be reading this for the rest of the afternoon.
Damn! I've got things to do today!!!

Guess that's what bookmarks are for.

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This sounds controlling to me. If you're not calling about anything important, you can wait a few minutes for her to get off the phone and call you back. How do you know SHE isn't on an important call? To expect -DEMAND- your wife takes your call everytime makes you an @zzhole. Having the attitude of "well, you don't KNOW if I'm calling for something important or not," is the same paranoid attidude that people have when they just assume the worst.
uh...it would only get under my skin when I was calling for something important, and it would not really hit me until I got home and found out she was on the phone with a friend. Its not like I'd lose my shit the very second it happened.

And no, I'm talking about instances where I can't wait a few minutes.

example: I'm on the way home. I have nothing planned for dinner. Is she cooking dinner? I need to know RIGHT NOW so I can stop and get something on the way. Wait too long and I've driven past everything. Then she's gonna want me to go back out. F that.

If I get home and find out my call was ignored cause she was on some sort of business call, I'll live. But as far as personal calls, I'm #1.

If that makes me an asshole in your eyes, I won't lose a second of sleep tonight.

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Jan 8, 2013
 
http://now.msn.com/funny-public-transportatio...

Picture #5 was taken on the CTA for sure!

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Jan 8, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
http://now.msn.com/funny-publi c-transportation-photos
Picture #5 was taken on the CTA for sure!
That first picture... i have that same cutting board!

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Jan 8, 2013
 
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>uh...it would only get under my skin when I was calling for something important, and it would not really hit me until I got home and found out she was on the phone with a friend. Its not like I'd lose my shit the very second it happened.
And no, I'm talking about instances where I can't wait a few minutes.
example: I'm on the way home. I have nothing planned for dinner. Is she cooking dinner? I need to know RIGHT NOW so I can stop and get something on the way. Wait too long and I've driven past everything. Then she's gonna want me to go back out. F that.
If I get home and find out my call was ignored cause she was on some sort of business call, I'll live. But as far as personal calls, I'm #1.
If that makes me an asshole in your eyes, I won't lose a second of sleep tonight.
Even if it was her best friend who just found out she has cancer? Or one of her friend's kids were taken to the hospital. Or, or.....

To me, then it's time to order pizza or chinese and call it a day.

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edogxxx wrote:
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This sounds controlling to me. If you're not calling about anything important, you can wait a few minutes for her to get off the phone and call you back. How do you know SHE isn't on an important call? To expect -DEMAND- your wife takes your call everytime makes you an @zzhole. Having the attitude of "well, you don't KNOW if I'm calling for something important or not," is the same paranoid attidude that people have when they just assume the worst.
I wouldn't say it makes him controlling or an a-hole, but I wouldn't care to the degree he does. If my wife didn't answer and it was something urgent ... I would also text her and let her know I really need to talk to her immediately and if she then ignored me, then I'd be thinking wtf.

I'm pretty sure my wife has not switched over sometimes when I have called her. I pretty much only call if I need something or I have a question, but it is rarely urgent. So, it's not a big deal to me if she finishes up her convo and then gets back to me.

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Jan 8, 2013
 
Toj wrote:
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Even if it was her best friend who just found out she has cancer? Or one of her friend's kids were taken to the hospital. Or, or.....
To me, then it's time to order pizza or chinese and call it a day.
I'm agreeing with you again, Toj!

Imagine this in a letter:
Dear Amby,
Everytime I'm on the phone with one of my friends or family members or co-workers, and my bf/husband calls, he DEMANDS I put my friend on hold and take his call, he says it could either be important or he just wants to know if he should pick up a can of tomato sauce on his way home. If I refuse, he won't answer MY calls to him...

He could always just send HER @zz back out if they don't have anything for dinner. But I agree, demanding I be at your beck and call is the best way to ensure that won't happen.

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