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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:15 PM
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Men Get Dropped Off At Kindergarden Whilst Their Women Shop
cool! :bounce:

BERLIN (Reuters) - German women fed up with their partners' grumbling on weekend shopping trips can now dump them at a special kindergarten for men offering beer and entertainment.



"The women are issued a receipt for their partners when they hand them in and can pick them up again when they return it to us later," Alexander Stein, manager of the 'Nox Bar' in the northern city of Hamburg told Reuters on Tuesday.


The men are given a name badge on arrival and for 10 euros ($11.80) they get two beers, a hot meal, televised football and games.


Stein said the idea for the Saturday afternoon men's creche, or "Maennergarten," came from a female customer who thought it would be a good way of getting shot of her husband so she could shop in peace.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&nci...
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:28 PM
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1. Say what you will about their chequered past,
nazis, Hitler, all that.
Them jerries are damned civilized.
;-)
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DrGonzoLives Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:28 PM
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2. ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!!
I absolutely INSIST this be implemented in the U.S. immediately.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:38 PM
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3. ROFLMAO!
LOLOL! And LOL some more! I guess you men really are just little boys at heart!
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:39 PM
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4. Why not just leave them at home?
If I want to shop, and my husband doesn't, I go by myself. What a concept, eh?

Who the hell wants him around asking why I need another pair of black shoes, anyway? Men seem to think one pair of shoes should be adequate for all life's occasions.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:40 PM
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5. no, we think THREE pairs are enough!
one black pair
one brown pair
one pair of sneaks

...oh and golf shoes

FOUR pair of shoes is ALL anyone needs! :D
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:32 PM
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20. Surprise and fear, those are our two weapons!
:D
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uberotto Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:46 PM
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9. My wife and I tried that and found it doesn't work all that well...
She just can't seem to keep from getting upset when she comes home in the afternoon, finds that no chores have been done, the dog's are still waiting to be fed and I'm still lying in bed watching TV.

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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:33 PM
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21. But...if she was out shopping...
how can she expect you to be doing chores? That's weird. If I'm out screwing about shopping, I'd have no leg to stand on if I expected my husband to be productive while I was wasting time. Now, if I'm busy doing housework or some such, and he's lying on the couch, that's irritating, but shopping is no more productive than lying on the couch. Less, sometimes, given the financial impact.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:42 PM
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6. Damn...I think it's rather cool.
I'm not married but if I was, I certainly wouldn't mind it if my wife wanted some time alone..
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uberotto Donating Member (589 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:42 PM
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7. I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...
I WANT THIS...

And if my wife doesn't let me go, I will hold my breath until I'M DEAD!

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:43 PM
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8. *SNARF*
exactly how DO you get Scotch out of a keyboard? :D
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:52 PM
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If your wife "doesn't let you go?"
Is she your wife or your mother? Oh, come on, you're a grown man, get some backbone and assert your manhood!!!!!

Sorry, I'm not married, so, being a normal gal, I gotta nag and pick on SOMEONE of the male gender, ya know!
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:50 PM
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10. I'm an anomaly -- a guy who actually likes to shop with my wife!
Go figure, but I get a kick out of it. The other day, we were buying stuff for our new casa, and after several hours of frenzied shopping, she took me into the bathroom fixtures dept. at Expo, said to me, "I'm so happy," and proceeded to lock lips and clench me, right there in front of the Kohler display.

Hey, I'm going shopping with her more often! :toast:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:52 PM
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11. what would she have done to you
in front of the ceiling fans? :D
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:53 PM
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12. And if a man doesn't like soccer or beer...
what, they ask him to hand over his penis and he doesn't get to come to the meetings anymore? C'mon, this crap is just as sexist as any "women all love to shop" jokes.....
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 04:54 PM
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13. oh please
oh FUCKING please!

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:43 PM
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15. hey, Book Lover
welcome to DU

;)
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private_ryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:51 PM
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16. come back to mother earth and stop being so uptight
men and women are different and in a lot of cases like different things.
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:53 PM
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18. of course - it's a marketing gag
And a damn successfull one at that. The bar is now one of the most famous bars in Germany, countless TV shows have presented the idea and so on.

That aside: very few German men will decide for a shoe-shop when soccer (and Beer) is an option. Even if it means wearing a retarded name-tag.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:35 PM
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14. If those guys are going to insist on ACTING like children
their wives are well within their rights to TREAT them like children!

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:52 PM
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17. It could be worse...
There aren't any divorce papers lying around at this kindergarten camp? :evilgrin:
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:27 PM
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19. OUCH
:D
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