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4 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

I've received a traffic ticket in April for illegal lane change.  First ticket in 10 years.  Rather than take the 4-hour online course to have the ticket taken off my record at a cost that would have equaled the fine, I just paid the fine.  No middle finger, no booger, just paid it with a nice, clean check.

Geico ganked my rates up over this one ticket.  Seems pretty punitive to increase rates on one ticket in 10 years.  As a member of USAA I tried to get a quote from them, but apparently my dead relatives that served never used their auto insurance so I'm SOL.

Are all auto insurance agencies so draconian with their driving infractions?  I thought you had to get two or three tickets in a short time span for it to count against you?  

Sorry in advance for bringing auto-insurance chat into this.  

Geico blows.   I hadn't had a ticket in 20 years and got a speeding ticket and got in two accidents in the course of a year.   Allstate lowered my rate.

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19 minutes ago, Bob Sacamano said:

Allstate is great so long as you don't actually, you know, have a claim.

You staying with them?  I've had one claim in 15 years outside of rock chip repair and that one was minor.  I rarely drive anymore too.  

Asked Geico what switching to liability only on my 12 YO car would save me.....$59 on the entire 6 month premium.  GFO Geico :lmao:

 

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2 hours ago, Bob Sacamano said:

No

No

Let me tell you the story of one of my GBs.  We'll call him Bert.  Bert was married for about 8 years.  IIRC, he found out his wife was cheating on him for like half of those.  I'm going to guess she was pretty happy having her cake and being a giant slutbag, too.  On the other hand, since the divorce he is the happiest I've ever seen him.  He's now banged half the state he lives in, and the poor, dumb bastard is settling in long-term with someone (though I love the guy to death) who makes him look like one of Uni's street friends. 

ftr: I'm going to call that also a no.

i'm just going by generally accepted principles here. 

post a thread using an alias..  create a scenario whereby you are having a disagreement with your wife.. watch the responses flood in telling you that you should never argue with your wife, she's always right no matter what.

"happy wife, happy life"

 

98.999999999999% of my problems result from me actually *gasp* having my own opinions that don't conform with hers. see, also, "undermining her in front of the kids" which, in this thread alone, i've already been told is the absolute wrong thing to do.. no matter what she says.. ever.

case in point.. her mom watched my kids (thankfully they're both in school full time now). when they were very young my MIL "corrected" behaviors by slapping their hands. not spontaneously.. but "come here so i can slap your hand and yell NO".  she proceeded to smacking them on the butt, pinching their cheeks, slapping their foreheads (not hard from what i've been told).

one day my wife smacked the oldest kids hand and shouted in her face "NO!" without any explanation or logic. my immediate, visceral, reaction was "don't ever ####### do that to my kid(s) again". she lost it and told me that's how she was raised, that's how her mom handles the kids while they're at her house, etc. and that i should never "undermine" her like that again. i subsequently lost my cool and we settled the matter. there wouldn't be any more hitting of any kind by anyone. period. 

to the crowd saying "never disagree with your wife in front of the kids" i say, bupkis. i'm not letting them grow up thinking that it's okay for someone to bully them, talk to them however they want, etc. thinking it's fully ok because no one ever said otherwise or defended them against it.  if'n i pull them aside after the fact, then i'm undermining her behind her back.. which is 100x worse and 1000x more confusing for the kids, i'd imagine. so i deal with things in the now, instantly. don't let it fester and/or continue to get worse.

having grown up in house based on the "never disagree in front of the kids" idea i'll have to say, from experience, it was very confusing to have someone just ####### lambasting you for absolutely nothing while the other parent stood silently.... though you knew they agreed with you.  very confusing to think your parent(s) won't stand up for you. if not them then who?

 

that's how i parent anyways. lots of other parents out there, maybe some are better. still having a great season.

-F

 

 

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14 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

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"happy wife, happy life"

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having grown up in house based on the "never disagree in front of the kids" idea i'll have to say, from experience, it was very confusing to have someone just ####### lambasting you for absolutely nothing while the other parent stood silently.... though you knew they agreed with you.  very confusing to think your parent(s) won't stand up for you. if not them then who?

"Happy wife, happy life" is a mainstreaming of a dysfunctional relationship.  Ignore it.

"Never disagree in front of the kids" is bad, because kids could learn a lot about healthy conflict resolution from their disagreeing parents.  That being said, you really should not undermine each other to the kids, period.  It tells the kids that either one parent is above the other or that you're constantly battling each other for that top spot which is bad.  If you do have an issue with how your wife disciplines the kids, deal with it with her in private and find a way for you both to agree on discipline moving forward.

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9 minutes ago, pats3in4 said:

 

"Never disagree in front of the kids" is bad, because kids could learn a lot about healthy conflict resolution from their disagreeing parents.  

 

If you do have an issue with how your wife disciplines the kids, deal with it with her in private and find a way for you both to agree on discipline moving forward.

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52 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

You staying with them?  I've had one claim in 15 years outside of rock chip repair and that one was minor.  I rarely drive anymore too.  

Asked Geico what switching to liability only on my 12 YO car would save me.....$59 on the entire 6 month premium.  GFO Geico :lmao:

 

Never have and never would be insured by them.

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post a thread using an alias..  create a scenario whereby you are having a disagreement with your wife.. watch the responses flood in telling you that you should never argue with your wife, she's always right no matter what.

A lot of FBG's are relatively wealthy and would get screwed in a divorce. 

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1 hour ago, Sconch said:

"Happy wife/happy life" = P-whipped IMO

True statements:

"Happy wife/unhappy life"

"Unhappy wife/unhappy life"

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2 minutes ago, tommyboy said:

I must be the luckiest married dude here. I'm gonna go home and #### the hell out of my wife like I haven't seen her in ten years just as a thank you for being cool 

i know a guy who drinks, a lot, and does nothing around the house with his kids and/or wife. he tells me all the time he has the greatest wife in the world. she tells my wife she wants to leave because she's tired of him being selfish and never helping with anything. she's burned out being his mom and she's miserable but she doesn't know how to be "alone" so she stays.

:shrug:

not saying that's you.. i have no idea.. but that's the first thing i think of when a guy tells me he has "the greatest wife in the world". usually just means she does everything and he does ####. some guys wants to marry their mom and never have to lift a finger again.

 

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Binky The Doormat said:

THIS IS SERIOUS!!!  The attire is Apres Ski. I don't ski and I don't see me ever skiing given the condition of my knees.  Could really use some pointers on how to dress without spending a fortune.

Found these for Mrs. SLB after the party, though.

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4 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

i know a guy who drinks, a lot, and does nothing around the house with his kids and/or wife. he tells me all the time he has the greatest wife in the world. she tells my wife she wants to leave because she's tired of him being selfish and never helping with anything. she's burned out being his mom and she's miserable but she doesn't know how to be "alone" so she stays.

:shrug:

not saying that's you.. i have no idea.. but that's the first thing i think of when a guy tells me he has "the greatest wife in the world". usually just means she does everything and he does ####. some guys wants to marry their mom and never have to lift a finger again.

 

 

 

 

 

we have 4 kids, we do a lot of family stuff. Im either working or home with family. I do a lot at home even though my wife does more domestic type stuff, but she stays home while I work two jobs. We've been together 27 years I think we divide the labor pretty well. We don't argue much and we still have sex 2-3 times a week, and I still think she's the hottest chick in the room. Our kids are polite and normal and they do well in school. I think a lot of that is due to my wife. I feel bad when I read about guys going through divorce or guys dealing with wife issues in general. I'm genuinely blessed to be happily married.

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6 minutes ago, krista4 said:
27 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

Do any of you snow ski?  I need some help please with attire for a party.  TIA

You might want to reach out to proninja.  I think he's a big skier.

 
 

Mr. Fantastic ski racing suit would be pretty cool.

ETA:  But then the Batman thing would be confusing.

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Seriously, I could use some suggestions if anybody has them.  Found a fashion website I'm trying to comprehend.  Was REALLY hoping that apres ski= cat shirt.  This is a fund raiser, won't know anyone and a class of people I'm not used to hang with.  For example, Sac, according to the evite website, the Schnuck's aren't going to be able to make it.

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6 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

THIS IS SERIOUS!!!  The attire is Apres Ski. I don't ski and I don't see me ever skiing given the condition of my knees.  Could really use some pointers on how to dress without spending a fortune.

Found these for Mrs. SLB after the party, though.

After ski? Do you have water proof golf pants? Wear those. Some boots, a thin sweater or sweatshirt, or T-shirt over insulated long sleeve shirt. Sunglasses, maybe a head band or skull cap. Should cover it

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2 minutes ago, tommyboy said:

After ski? Do you have water proof golf pants? Wear those. Some boots, a thin sweater or sweatshirt, or T-shirt over insulated long sleeve shirt. Sunglasses, maybe a head band or skull cap. Should cover it

Thanks.  See according to this website, I should be wearing a coat or something.  So confused.

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4 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

Seriously, I could use some suggestions if anybody has them.  Found a fashion website I'm trying to comprehend.  Was REALLY hoping that apres ski= cat shirt.  This is a fund raiser, won't know anyone and a class of people I'm not used to hang with.  For example, Sac, according to the evite website, the Schnuck's aren't going to be able to make it.

You can wear the cat shirt over a long sleeve insulated shirt

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8 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

Thanks.  See according to this website, I should be wearing a coat or something.  So confused.

Apres ski means when you're at the bar after a long day of skiing. Most people ditch the jacket.

 

Like this http://old.seattletimes.com/ABPub/2014/01/14/2022625696.jpg

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3 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

I've figure that much out. It seems the opinions on what that actually is varies widely. 

There's no one fashion in skiing. I'd say there's no rules at all. Just rock your cat shirt with a ski hat and goggles, own that room.

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31 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

Seriously, I could use some suggestions if anybody has them.  Found a fashion website I'm trying to comprehend.  Was REALLY hoping that apres ski= cat shirt.  This is a fund raiser, won't know anyone and a class of people I'm not used to hang with.  For example, Sac, according to the evite website, the Schnuck's aren't going to be able to make it.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/81/42/8e/81428e6fc23a0e62a128050656eb5af1.jpg

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30 minutes ago, St. Louis Bob said:

I've figure that much out. It seems the opinions on what that actually is varies widely. 

I'm thinking dark jeans, a zip up hoodie, and a wool hat. But what do I know.

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5 minutes ago, 5-ish Finkle said:

 

Sounds like Courtney may have a lawsuit in the offing, unless they had her in on the design phase of course.

Hole Perfume(tm) - The Smell Will Make Your Head Explode.

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