Gaming and Relationships

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Ned, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. ScopE

    ScopE Active Member

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    Heh; I agree.

    "Man (or woman) does not live on bread alone."
    Or sex; or immersion within a simulated fantasy experience; or ....
     
  2. HellDad

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    The prostitute model also fails the test of being generally applicable for everybody on the grounds that it would lead to the extinction of our species if adopted by the majority of mankind. This assumes of course that prostitutes generally don't bear their clients' babies. You would get a lot more guilt-free gaming time in though wouldn't you? :)
     
  3. Janus

    Janus Hope is Alive

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    So...

    "Do the socially responsible thing! Get your prostitute pregnant today!"

    :?:

    :twisted:
     
  4. ledge

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    I agree with both sides of the argument. Which one you choose depends on what you want out of life... :)
     
  5. ledge

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    LOL @ Janus. The right marketing drive to the brothels would certainly help out mankind. They have an obligation to the community as well... :D
     
  6. Ned

    Ned Public Forum Coordinator

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    A 'friend' eh :wink:
     
  7. Mad

    Mad Retired Captain

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    ROFL Ledge's secret is out. 8O
     
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    I had the same problem this year after being made redundant, I had 3.5 months of running the home.
    But god forbid if the minute I sit down and she walks into the room with me in front of the computer hell would ascend onto me. And no matter how much cleaning or cooking I did, there was always a chore left to do. :(

    The fix was timing and organisation.

    The first 2 months to get my complete to do list (very painful).
    The second to be in front of the TV (or better still cooking or doing a chore) instead of the PC around home time.
    The third, to make Jamie Oliver look like a hack when it comes to cooking. hehe.
    The forth, know the cycle, know the week to tread softly! (very very painful if you forget)
     
  9. your_Mother

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    Why do you think he can't make Wednesday nights? ;)

    your Mother.
     
  10. ledge

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    LOL! I'll bet my 'friend' (as you all him), get's it more than you married guys! :D
     
  11. Jello63

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    I Have the Bestest Wife

    Well........everyone seems to be pretty lucky here & I too am lucky. My wife knows I have a gaming addiction & has no problem with that. Like all relationships should be, ours is totally 50/50. When she's working I wash the clothes, clean up the house.......you know the story. We share everything & this to the macho meathead is stupid. They are the stupid ones, the benefits of this are unsurpassed, I can game to my hearts content, but I know there are boundaries. She likes playing some games, the Myst series, Sherlock Holmes, CSI that sort of thing & thinks that TOG is a great idea.
     
  12. thedarf

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    Why do women get married in white???



    So they match the kitchen appliances :D

    cheers
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  13. thedarf

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    PLEASE don't tell my wife I said that :(
     
  14. ledge

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    <offensive post deleted>
    Sorry if I've offended anyone.
     
  15. Mad

    Mad Retired Captain

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    Please stop posting sexist, offensive or abusive comments in the forums.
     
  16. thedarf

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    If my post offended anybody, I apologise as well.

    It was meant as a little levity and certainly not intended to offend anybody.

    cheers
    thedarf
     
  17. Mad

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    Thanks for understanding thedarf and Ledge.

    I know the intention was just a joke but I didnt want it to get out of hand.
     
  18. jagge

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    but its all a bit difficult when the wife has absolutely no interest in gaming and gives u a dirty look everytime u start something up.

    need some tips to convince her otherwise!! :) and ofcourse negotiating with the inhouse accoutant to get that all "important" upgrade to the system.
     
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    Jagge remember The Sims

    The majority of The Sims players are Women.

    So your strategy is get The Sims collection and install it for her to play.

    It will appeal to her Childhood memories of dolls houses where she can plan her dream home and populate it with virtual dollys which she must manage and control.

    Once she is hooked, you will have to reluctantly give her your old computer AND buy yourself a spanking new PC. :wink:

    Check out the trailer for Sims 2 which is on Game Arena, the eye candy will knock her out and justify that PC upgrade. Which means you will reluctantly have to buy a new computer and upgrade your old computer. :lol:

    This strategy will kill two birds with one stone.

    It will be hard for her to give you dirty looks about your gaming after she has spent the last six hours building her virtual dream home and posting it to the internet for all her new Sim playing friends.

    And its only reluctantly you agree to her decision to buy a new PC to support her new gaming habit. 8O :twisted:

    - This has been a community service announcement from Cobra Squad -- :lol:
     
  20. Arienne

    Arienne The Woman in Red Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    My wife saw straight through that strategy...
     

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