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Learning to lie with a straight face

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:27 pm
by xsyamahadg
Last Friday my wife expressed a desire to take a trip down to Amish country to get some cheese....we love cheese especially if it is fresh and we have a big variety to choose from. I had been watching the weather for the weekend and saw there was a chance of rain on Saturday with hot and humid conditions for Sunday. Also we are celebrating the Carnation festival here in Alliance which I didn't want to miss. So I figured if we got an early start on Friday, we could get down to Amish country, buy some cheese and be back early enough for me to get out on my bike. Wrong !!

After we got down to Amish country I found out my wife wanted to shop some of the little knick/knack stores that are so numerous in that part of the country. So while we are making the rounds from store to store, I see jillions of bikes on the roads and parked at various restaurants and outlets. If you know me at all, you know my heart wasn't in shopping mode, it was in riding mode. I managed to keep a smile on my face and be civil to everyone around me as I saw riders booking it down the road doing what I wanted to do on this beautiful Friday. Oh well, what us married men will do for the sake of peace and tranquility

My wife asked me if I was having a good time in spite of not being on the bike today. Well, I'm not stupid, so I gritted my teeth, smiled and looked right at her and said " Yes dear I'm really enjoying myself today" !!

That's learning to lie with a straight face. :lol:

Re: Learning to lie with a straight face

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:59 pm
by BuzZz
xsyamahadg wrote: My wife asked me if I was having a good time in spite of not being on the bike today. Well, I'm not stupid, so I gritted my teeth, smiled and looked right at her and said " Yes dear I'm really enjoying myself today" !!

That's learning to lie with a straight face. :lol:
Lying never works out for the best.

Now she thinks you liked that wasted day and will expect you to gladly give up another riding day to do it again.

Just for future reference, there is a correct answer to "Honey, does this ______ make me look fat?"

"Pardon me Dearest? I didn't catch that, would you please take that bacon donut out of your mouth and ask me that again?"

You'll have lots of riding time then.....

:twisted:

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:23 pm
by XB08
That is so funny, My wife dragged me to Amish country here in PA on sat, great day for riding and so tons of bikes too. wanted to be riding so bad.. she kept saying you can ride all day sunday. we it rain all day today.

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:46 pm
by Flipper
xsyamahadg, you sound like a great husband.

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:48 pm
by Gummiente
Why, because he lied to his wife? Is that really what women want?

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:14 pm
by zeligman
so, yesterday we had to attend my wife's sister surprise birthday party. It was originally called for 4pm - and I had to work in the AM. I got out of work as quickly as humanly possible, even blowing off a lunch that would have been good for me to attend with clients - just so i could ride for an hour and a half before we had to leave for the party.

I get home, my wife tells me that her sister's husband called, and the timing had changed-we now had to be there by 2:30 - meaning leave by 1:15 - and I walked in from work at 12:20.

I got so mad for a few minutes... holy crap I had no idea how deep my new riding has attached itself! I went outside to walk off the steam and do some stupid stuff to catch my breath ...

5 minutes later, I'm back inside apologizing to my wife, who has been nothing BUT supportive of my new addiction - even against the significantly negative comments from her parents.

we laughed when we realized how i had been arranging my whole day around 75 minutes to 'steal' from the day to ride.

1) WOW again... i'm so new to this but love it intensely
2) WOW, thank GOD for my supportive wife.
3) Wow, thank EVERYONE here for listening, advising, and occasionally chastising when necessary.

(although, most of us don't hold up to Rhadamygg's wife who FOLLOWS him in the minivan with the kids to family outings, so he can still ride. now THAT calls for some kind of award)

thanks all!

fondly,

-Z

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:51 pm
by RhadamYgg
zeligman wrote: (although, most of us don't hold up to Rhadamygg's wife who FOLLOWS him in the minivan with the kids to family outings, so he can still ride. now THAT calls for some kind of award)
She just does that because it has been a very long time since I had the chance to ride and I get crabbier each day I don't get to ride... Like tomorrow and today. And why the hell has it rained so much this year. Are we changing from 4 seasons to 2 (wet and dry)?

Oh, I follow her, I get tired about hearing how she doesn't like how close cars follow me. Of course, since I leave a large space cushion inevitably cars get between us and the boys talk about how they can't see me.

RhadamYgg

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:56 pm
by zeligman
RhadamYgg wrote: She just does that because it has been a very long time since I had the chance to ride and I get crabbier each day I don't get to ride...

Oh, I follow her, I get tired about hearing how she doesn't like how close cars follow me. Of course, since I leave a large space cushion inevitably cars get between us and the boys talk about how they can't see me.

RhadamYgg
ahhh the grass is always greener. By the way, went for a 3 hour ride today - was...well, amazing.

longest ride yet - on some fairly quiet roads too - soooo enjoyable.

I think I'm getting used to the mustang, but now the controls aren't so forward anymore... lol

i'm starting to feel like it will take me til i retire to get everything 'just right' :)

Rhadamygg - I still think your wife is awesome for doing that! :)

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:33 pm
by Flipper
Gummiente wrote:Why, because he lied to his wife? Is that really what women want?
I don't see this as lying.
He was compromising for her sake and not making her feel bad about it.
That's really loving.

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:39 am
by redwing
Flipper said ...
I don't see this as lying.
He was compromising for her sake and not making her feel bad about it.
That's really loving.

I think your perfectly right. .... so .. do you really have a bat girl suit? 8)
call me BR5-555

Robert

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:03 am
by MZ33
I was following Hubby home yesterday, he on his VStar and me in the Forrester, and I got very irritated with 2 tailgaters. One I actually honked at, he was such a turd. :rant: The other, a lady in an SUV.

I made a small discovery. If I tailgate them, fiercely and enough to the left side of the lane that I am clearly in their side mirror, they tend to back off somewhat. I think it is a response to feeling squeezed, and since they can't make the bike go farther up the road, they hang back just a wee bit. Also, the first response to a tailgater is to put on the brakes, in hopes that I will learn my lesson. HAH! I was an avid expressway tailgater in my youth, and I can spend hours fixated on your rear bumper and taillights. I have nothing else to do all day than to gauge my distance off of your "O Ring". :twisted: :twisted: Of course, I am much more emotionally mature now, and have no need for such juvenile recompensatory actions. Unless one deserves it for trying to attack my beloved, whether out of above-mentioned maturity levels, or simple gross negligence.:whistling:

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:54 am
by Scott58
1 Question. Why didn't you throw her on the back of your bike and ride to the place?

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:26 pm
by xsyamahadg
Why didn't I throw her on the back of my bike and ride to the place ? Well, they say opposites attract, and in our case that holds true. We have been married for 45 years and I can count on the fingers of my right hand how many times she has ridden with me.

The lady just doesn't get motorcycles....but then I just don't get knick-knacks and arts and crafts either. She never tried to change me, and I know better than to try and change her. Like I said, I ain't stupid :laughing:

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:23 pm
by zeligman
I broached the topic of following me with the kids in the van to my wife today, and she looked at me like i was nuts.

Not that I'm NOT nuts, but in this particular case - I started to say, but the OTHER wives on TMW forums do it...

and realized that might be riding further down nutty lane :D


:wink:

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:34 pm
by PacificShot327
zeligman wrote: and realized that might be riding further down nutty lane :D


:wink:
But at least you'd be riding. :D

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:32 am
by jaskc78
as far as people braking to get tailgaters off them, i found the solution.

This is what i'm getting for my truck. let them hit their brakes or try to cut me off again.

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:10 am
by zeligman
PacificShot327 wrote:
zeligman wrote: and realized that might be riding further down nutty lane :D


:wink:
But at least you'd be riding. :D
absolutely true :) new profile pic? Did you hit the center ring?

:D

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:04 am
by PacificShot327
zeligman wrote:
PacificShot327 wrote:
zeligman wrote: and realized that might be riding further down nutty lane :D


:wink:
But at least you'd be riding. :D
absolutely true :) new profile pic? Did you hit the center ring?

:D
You don't get to the Jr Olympics by hitting 8s and 9s. :wink:

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:55 pm
by dr_bar
jaskc78 wrote:as far as people braking to get tailgaters off them, i found the solution.

This is what i'm getting for my truck. let them hit their brakes or try to cut me off again.
I think this would be a better deterrent to all sorts of driving issues...



Image

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:56 pm
by PacificShot327
dr_bar wrote:
jaskc78 wrote:as far as people braking to get tailgaters off them, i found the solution.

This is what i'm getting for my truck. let them hit their brakes or try to cut me off again.
I think this would be a better deterrent to all sorts of driving issues...



Image
Doc, I like the way you think.