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    Quote Originally Posted by flurps View Post
    My wife drove into a huge pothole, abrading the rubber fuel line in the undercarriage open. She noticed the gas was mysteriously getting low and filled it back up again. Then she parked it and let me deal with it when I found it a few days later. We just have to let it drain into a pan until the mechanic has an open day. Holy fuck. My life is wiping her ass. I am reek.
    I have a friend whose relationship is like this. He even pulls his wife's car into the garage for her because she's too scared to do it herself. They haven't been married long... so far he doesn't seem to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    I have a friend whose relationship is like this. He even pulls his wife's car into the garage for her because she's too scared to do it herself. They haven't been married long... so far he doesn't seem to mind.
    Check in five years from now. I fixed it with some quick bond putty, the part over the leak was too wet and broke off, the part adjacent to the leak dried good and slid right over it. If I wanted her to burn alive, I would just leave it like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinny View Post
    The problem is the revolving doors between government & business... At the moment, our governments are in bed with business.. the aim of our revolutionary socialist government is to clean up the corruption, as tackling corruption is the key to any system.

    Are you suggesting we give the "market" more power?
    Before you know it, the CEO of coco-cola will be the President of the United States of the World.

    Remember when Nelson Rockefeller almost became US president?
    I don't remember Rockefeller because he died 9 years before I was born

    Also I don't know all the answers. Part of why I think we're in a cultural mess (that I believe has a more direct impact on how the government runs than we give credit for (because of the crazy appeals to voters)) is because it's considered a problem if you don't perpetually try to stand on a soap box to say you have the answers to fields you're not an expert in.

    That being said, I will share my inclinations about the direction that the answers might be in:

    One advantage the private market has over the government is that it attracts specialists for particular fields, whereas the government attracts people who like to be in charge of things for the sake of being in charge of things. I'm reminded of something that happened in my home state a few decades ago, there was a debacle about the state turnpike. The government had basically built a shit highway system, and was just letting it crumble. Well, that didn't change the fact that there was a real need for people to be able to get around the state, so a private company came in and proposed to rebuild and maintain the thing and it's now considered one of the best running turnpike's in the country.

    Also too I can't help but think our border control problem would be improved by a private contractor for similar reasons. The more I delve deep into material about traumas, the more I think it's an enormous self fulfilling prophecy to take kids at the border and throw them into barbed wire cages because we're worried they might be criminals. I don't refute a need to hold people crossing illegally to check out who they are and what their situation is, but we don't need to throw kids in cages to do that either. A hotel-like situation would make a lot more sense.

    You may be thinking two things about what I say above:

    1. Aren't you also just saying that we need an overhaul too? Yes, I am.
    2. But your way of overhauling it would open up the opportunity for some money grubbing greedy bastard that doesn't really care about people to be in charge of things! --- Well, the way I see it, a dictator-esque overhaul within the government opens up that exact same risk. It's basically just picking your poison. I'm also not advocating anarchy either, we do need some government.

    I'm also inclined to think that real change is best introduced incrementally, and I think that for a few reasons. Our world is ever changing, and solutions that make sense today would have been really stupid 10 years ago and vice versa. I think another risk you run with a big government overhaul is the question of: how long will this big change actually be of use? How long will it be before this system needs to be updated as well? No matter what the world is going to eventually be a very different place with different problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flurps View Post
    Check in five years from now.
    Yeah, I sometimes wonder how long til he snaps, but the problem is that yelling at her is like taking a sledgehammer to a butterfly. There is no amount of pushback that doesn't utterly destroy her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    Yeah, I sometimes wonder how long til he snaps, but the problem is that yelling at her is like taking a sledgehammer to a butterfly. There is no amount of pushback that doesn't utterly destroy her.
    That's a rare quality in women I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by flurps View Post
    That's a rare quality in women I know
    He knew who she was when he married her. She's the kind of person who needs someone to take care of her and do things for her, but she's as sweet as she is helpless, and that's just how she is. When I see cracks forming in his calm is when she makes illogical choices with zero regard for how much work it is going to create for him.... like when they decided to get a ferret and she came back an hour later from the pet store with a ferret and no cage and no food and they didn't have anything blocked off and he already had a busy day and there was no way in hell she was going to be able to do any of the work that needed to be done herself, and so it went from him agreeing they were going to get a ferret to 30 minutes later he's got a ferret emergency to deal with. It never even occurred to her that getting a ferret required more than just acquiring said ferret. But he talked to her about how it affected him and she felt terrible about it, etc.

    She just doesn't think things through. One time she wanted me to ID a dead snake for her, but I wasn't home, so she left it sitting on my car in the sun, and then forgot to tell me about it. So I find a stinking rotten snake carcass (in a bed of flowers because she was super sad to have accidentally killed it while gardening) on the hood of my car, and I had no idea how, why, or who...no context, just a snake carcass and some flowers. So a couple of days later I am mentioning to her husband about finding a snake carcass on my car, and he starts laughing and she gets all sheepish looking. She owned up was so so so very sorry...she just knew I have a degree in herpetology and she thought I'd be excited to id it. She's pretty entertaining, I'll give you that. She's the one who thought my dead ex was trying to communicate with me through her. I have to remember the sledgehammer butterfly thing too. I believe she truly means well. I like her... she cracks me up - but I wouldn't marry her for a million dollars. High high high high maintenance, and not in terms of money, just ... she creates a lot of chaos.
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    Lol, that woman's hilarious.
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    First, it is ridiculed.
    Second, it is violently opposed.
    Third, it is accepted as self-evident.


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    I was told yesterday to stay an hour late after work by my voss. Today my friend who thinks shes my boss in a manager position told.me not to stay. I cannot think of a nice way to say hey youre not my fucking boss, so im just going home earlier than i was told to and letting my boss handle it next time shes here. That on top of her telling me to make garlic bread, which is always my absolute last priority really pissed me off today because the manual says for me to complete my other tasks first. Im just irritated because shes not my boss and my actual boss already does a good job of telling me what to do. I cant wait to grt the fuck out of here. I am irritated to the extreme that someone who isjt my boss is acting like theyre my biss when they dont even have an iota of a clue as to what needs to be dome in whag order. I am 1 fucking persin. Who the fuck is buying garlic bread over donuts and pastries at 6 o clock in the fucking morning. Leave me the utter hell alone and go back to ur section

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sistamatic View Post
    He knew who she was when he married her. She's the kind of person who needs someone to take care of her and do things for her, but she's as sweet as she is helpless, and that's just how she is. When I see cracks forming in his calm is when she makes illogical choices with zero regard for how much work it is going to create for him.... like when they decided to get a ferret and she came back an hour later from the pet store with a ferret and no cage and no food and they didn't have anything blocked off and he already had a busy day and there was no way in hell she was going to be able to do any of the work that needed to be done herself, and so it went from him agreeing they were going to get a ferret to 30 minutes later he's got a ferret emergency to deal with. It never even occurred to her that getting a ferret required more than just acquiring said ferret. But he talked to her about how it affected him and she felt terrible about it, etc.
    Yes, mine did this as well but with a human child. Luckily she felt a stronger obligation to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flurps View Post
    Yes, mine did this as well but with a human child. Luckily she felt a stronger obligation to learn.
    lol
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