I fairly recently found a file that I had long ago thought was long-gone: my old MS Outlook pst file! This single file held a huge cache of e-mails dating back years. I almost cried when I thought I had lost it.
I thought I'd share you a bit of my finite wisdom, which had been buried in this treasure mine and that I recently unearthed:
A friend of mine had recently gotten married, and he was going through some growing pains as he adjusted out of his decades-long life as a bachelor. His new wife and her young daughter had moved into his heretofore inviolate bachelor pad. One day he sent to a few of his long-married friends this missive:
Just so I’m clear, is
it in a woman’s nature to rearrange furniture at least twice in a year?
I did my level-best to help:
1) Your question
suggests that any man (any of these three men, particularly) would have ANY
insight regarding "woman's nature"
2) It is my experience that womenfolk do tend to get tired of the same
arrangement of furniture on a periodic basis
3) They will similarly get tired of specific pieces of furniture on a periodic
At times like this, you might come home from work one day to find that a
particular piece of furniture that they bought some years ago has been replaced
by a new piece of similar furniture. DO NOT BE SURPRISED if she contends that
she has always hated the replaced piece of furniture, and that it "had to
go", her "being sick of it".
IMPORTANT NOTE: when this happens to you DO NOT (repeat: DO NOT) ask her why
she purchased the piece of furniture that she now declares that she never
liked. Questions like this are documented as being responsible for things like
the Chernobyl incident, the Three Mile Island disaster, Mount Vesuvius, and the
Permian Extinction (not to mention the end of the dinosaur's reign).
Man's Logic: If you didn't like it, then why did you buy it?
Womans "Logic": lakuerpkjk jfoiwej qw345 kdouks iowiefdks!! (When you
manage to decode this, please forward the "rationale" to me...I'd be
very interested. Perhaps we could make a sort of rosetta stone out of the
Pre-Nuptual: How many items did you have in your ownership that were floral in
decoration? Call this answer "A"
Post-Nuptual: How many items do you have in your ownership that are floral in
decoration? Call this answer "B"
We're not sure what exactly "X" is, but as a numerical value we
belive that it will have some impact on man's ultimate salvation. Please note
that in MOST circumstances, B is extrememly close to X.
Let me know when you show up at home and find the place completely re-painted
(or when you wake up in the morning and find similar phemonena). My favorite is
coming home and finding either new walls in places where there weren't walls,
or no walls in places where there WERE walls.
I'll say again what I said when I heard that you were getting married: Good
luck with that.
- I'm a life-long New Englander, father of 4 challenging kids (I know: I'm supposed to say "wonderful", but while that'd be true, technically speaking, it'd also be misleading), and fortunate husband to my favorite wife of more than 20 years. I've got over 20 years experience breaking things as a test engineer, quality engineer, reliability engineer, and most recently (and most enjoyably) a Product Safety / EMC Compliance Engineer. In the photo, I'm on the left.