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Whats wrong with my wife....

Is my wife being unreasonable?

  • No extract the kids and deploy anyway

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  • Yes requires extra discipline and field skills

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  • Not sure as I am not familiar with your terminology

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#1
Advice needed readers.....

Summer leave is upon us once again and its time to take the family away on the annual jaunt around the european countryside, this year I have dug out blind and gone the "extra mile" to make this years camping trip special. Only one problem..the Wife, she thinks the following is NOT acceptable:

1. I obtained some ORP (from a friend of a friend!!) to save on the food bill, to add that extra romantic feel to the evening meal (I am prepared to do a cooking in the field lesson prior to the holiday!)

2. A roving sentry is essential to stop "gypsies" having it down the kermit with my gear, will compromise and give her the early stags and will forego the need for a password!

3. Torches, BBQs and all forms of light will assist in the concealment of our area, therefore all forms of light is best to be extinguished before dark, I will compromise and allow red light where absolutely necessary.

She can't understand that kids love that Army feel to camping and a bit of routine here and there can't be wrong.

Advice will be appreciated on how to "bring her round" to my way of thinking, by the way the first pack departs 04 Aug 07 0600Z.
 
#3
drain_sniffer said:
Are you bringing them back at weekends to avoid paying LSSA? - she could be hacked off with that?
Unless she produces a sick chit excusing her from Field Exercises she will be deploying, we will therefore NOT be separated and the LSSA will fall by the wayside DS!
 
#4
She's probably hacked off that you are not taking her to Brands Hatch for the WSB that weekend.

Get her to bumper the ceiling for a bit followed by kneeling gun drill until she understands how lucky she is to have you.
 
#5
methilman said:
drain_sniffer said:
Are you bringing them back at weekends to avoid paying LSSA? - she could be hacked off with that?
Unless she produces a sick chit excusing her from Field Exercises she will be deploying, we will therefore NOT be separated and the LSSA will fall by the wayside DS!
Surely as you are both away you are both entitled to LSSA or does domestic LSSA consist of telcon to horticultural supply depot?
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#6
here's a suggestion. Since she sounds so ungrateful and disinterested, I suggest you send her to my Re-education Centre. This is where ungrateful or spoiled women can be re-educated to appreciate the good things in life.
The fees are very small, and she need pack very few clothes.
The centre is located in the 'Motel Rumpy-Pumpy' which is located in Shag Alley.
She is ok with mirrors on ceilings I assume?
 
#7
Got it...she obviously thinks that your 12x12 and cam is good enough that sentry's are not necessary. If she thinks she is right, get her out next weekend for a full demo, then you can asses if she is right or not
 
#8
old_fat_and_hairy said:
here's a suggestion. Since she sounds so ungrateful and disinterested, I suggest you send her to my Re-education Centre. This is where ungrateful or spoiled women can be re-educated to appreciate the good things in life.
The fees are very small, and she need pack very few clothes.
The centre is located in the 'Motel Rumpy-Pumpy' which is located in Shag Alley.
She is ok with mirrors on ceilings I assume?
As long as they have hessian covering them to stop your location catching the sunshine OFH !!
 

old_fat_and_hairy

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#9
methilman said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
here's a suggestion. Since she sounds so ungrateful and disinterested, I suggest you send her to my Re-education Centre. This is where ungrateful or spoiled women can be re-educated to appreciate the good things in life.
The fees are very small, and she need pack very few clothes.
The centre is located in the 'Motel Rumpy-Pumpy' which is located in Shag Alley.
She is ok with mirrors on ceilings I assume?
As long as they have hessian covering them to stop your location catching the sunshine OFH !!
Absolutely! In fact, hessian features quite a lot, along with scrim, black nasty and baby oil.
 
#10
old_fat_and_hairy said:
methilman said:
old_fat_and_hairy said:
here's a suggestion. Since she sounds so ungrateful and disinterested, I suggest you send her to my Re-education Centre. This is where ungrateful or spoiled women can be re-educated to appreciate the good things in life.
The fees are very small, and she need pack very few clothes.
The centre is located in the 'Motel Rumpy-Pumpy' which is located in Shag Alley.
She is ok with mirrors on ceilings I assume?
As long as they have hessian covering them to stop your location catching the sunshine OFH !!
Absolutely! In fact, hessian features quite a lot, along with scrim, black nasty and baby oil.
Okay OFH, will get your locstat if the wife biffs out !!
 
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#11
I think your missus is being way unreasonable dude.
Scheme is scheme, and she should look forward to getting away from the block for a while. Tried a 'chat' without coffee yet?
 
#12
TheSnake said:
I think your missus is being way unreasonable dude.
Scheme is scheme, and she should look forward to getting away from the block for a while. Tried a 'chat' without coffee yet?
Not yet Snake, will wait and see what she recons to the readers vote at the top of this forum, then I may have to resort to a few extras to try and soften her resolve before wheeling her in for a chat, watch this space!
 
#13
LOL! No way in heck will I be able to convince my wife again to partake in any venture which modern plumbing is not accessable. When we were still dating she agreed to a hiking/camping excursion which I thought we were properly prepared for... even had an air matress! She was not amused...
 
#15
Adapt your explanations to encompass the desires of the fairer (or sometimes unfairer) sex. Explain the buddy system and maggot sharing and also how utilizing less expensive resources gives her a larger disposable income to spend on shoes. Failing that, Make it an order!!!!
 
#16
Fcuk her off, she obviously cannot handle the pace. Get her on a 12 on 12 off for the duration of the holiday and see if she can't make up her mind after a week of that...
 
#17
the_butler said:
Adapt your explanations to encompass the desires of the fairer (or sometimes unfairer) sex. Explain the buddy system and maggot sharing and also how utilizing less expensive resources gives her a larger disposable income to spend on shoes. Failing that, Make it an order!!!!
Cheers for the advice Butler, looks more likely that an order may be the last resort, almost all the disposable income was put towards funding this venture (except for the feeding plan!). I even bought her a nice head torch and a pick handle for stags!!! :D
 
#18
devilish said:
Fcuk her off, she obviously cannot handle the pace. Get her on a 12 on 12 off for the duration of the holiday and see if she can't make up her mind after a week of that...
Come on Devilish 12 on 12 off, can't be seen to be kind matey, more like 20 on 4 off, with PT during the 4 hours rest!!! Oh and I can f**k her off, I can't afford the CSA thing!!
 
#19
Bewilderingly wives don't always share our enthusiasm for the outdoors. After a few happy holidays under canvas when sprogette was still a bairn, which I thought she enjoyed, Mrs Dwarf refused to participate further. She alleged lack of plumbing, no proper beds, and cooking on the deck as the three prime reasons 'at her age', (older than me). This shocked me as I had foregone such essentials as digging a sentry position, and stand-tos for the entire family.
I hate to suggest it old boy but you may have to use the dreaded word of 'compromise', and do such things as visiting restaurants regularly to give her the civilized feel, even if you do do all the cooking yourself. (Takeaways are good here.)
Camping with wives means interacting with civilization unfortunately, if not you then have then next 50 weeks of ear-bending before an outright refusal in 2008.
You can always beast the kids and regard missus as a form of camp-follower.
Best of luck.
 
#20
Dwarf said:
She alleged lack of plumbing, no proper beds, and cooking on the deck as the three prime reasons 'at her age', (older than me).
Thanks for the reply Dwarf, got her a nice solar shower and a shovel (plumbing solved), have a buckshee doss bag and a cam cot (bed solved) and a table to put the hexi cooker on (cooking on deck sorted), no room for slackers on this exercise (i mean holiday), she WILL enjoy herself of face some PRL (pain related learning!!)
 

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