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zippy890 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 09:38 AM
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OK ladies. Why does HE always end up doing all the shoveling?
to fellow New Englanders in this nor'easter.

I know some of you may do your own snow shoveling - but honestly, those of us with hubbies/boyfriends - face it your sitting here, or doing other stuff while he's out there in this gawdddamn blizzard cleaning off the cars and shoveling out.

So, there really is no reason you can't get out there and help!

'But I don't have, you know the right boots and stuff' I can hear you whining now.

So wear his- he must have something like this somewhere:



put on extra socks and they'll work fine.

So with that said, I'm going out there in the sideways snow and keep him from having a heart attack or straining something.

right after my hair dries and I finish this cup of coffee and..oh yeah the laundry.........

:yoiks:

No I'm going, no excuses. the snow's going to turn to rain and then it'll really give him a heart attack.

SHOVELS READY!

(my back hurts already} I SAID NO WHINING.

:hi:
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 09:40 AM
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1. heh
if I don't do it
it doesn't get done....

Its all me.......
yeah f'n yeah


lost
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 09:41 AM
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2. I shoveled us out on Friday...
10 inches. Next time, Sniffa will do it. We're democratic and egalitarian like that in this marriage. :)
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:13 AM
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13. Ha! We're NOT democratic about it.
Edited on Sun Dec-16-07 11:14 AM by Heidi
I _always_ do it ever since I saw CMW's method. I shovel quickly and tidily and it's DONE. CMW is some sort of shoveling-by-vibe guy: while shoveling, he observes the landscape, chats with the neighbors, plays with the cats and makes abstract snow sculptures. I just shovel. :rofl:
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:16 AM
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14. Ha! That is too funny! I asked Sniffa
what he thought of my shoveling job, and he said "You kicked ass! You didn't even half-ass it like I would have!" :rofl:

:hi:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:17 AM
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15. EXACTLY!
:rofl:

Call Me Wesley's _only_ shoveling-related job: protecting the various cats from my shoveling vigor. HEAR ME ROAR! SEE ME SHOVEL! :rofl: :spray:
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:01 AM
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3. Speak for yourself
I've never shirked shoveling - it was always a team effort (when there was a man around) and usually it was a solo woman effort.

I change my own oil, too. :hi:
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:01 AM
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4. I've done plenty of shoveling in my day.
I'm sure I'll do plenty more.

Luckily this time there's nothing but rain. :D
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theredpen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:06 AM
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5. A favorite snow-removal comedy routine...
By Cindy Freeman:
I was really naive in highschool... this one boy asked me if I would give him a blowjob, and I thought he meant that he wanted me to use a snowblower to clear his driveway. So I said, "Why don't you do it yourself?" and he said that he wasn't that flexible, so I said, "Well, neither is my dad he gets the guy from the gas station to do it."
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:10 AM
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6. Hey--I write that check every time!
I PAY the snow guy every time!



Laura
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:30 AM
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7. I will gladly shovel,
as soon as I see him do one load of dishes. 'Nuff said. :D
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:33 AM
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8. whowver "HE" is - send him to my place
would love to have "HE" shovel my driveway... I'll leave the light on
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 10:37 AM
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9. Because SHE does everything else! nt
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:03 AM
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10. This year I am pregnant
So even though I am not at the point yet that I need to severely restrict my activities, he has been doing everything that could be considered strenuous by his choice.
I have helped out with shoveling in the past, but if only one of us could do it at a time, he is the better candidate because he weighs twice as much as me, can lift 4 times as much as me, and is more cold resistent.
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1gobluedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:06 AM
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11. I usually do all the shoveling
Despite having a male in his early 30s in the other half of the duplex where I live because I tend to get up earlier and just want it done even though it's his driveway too.

But, we have nine inches on the ground right now with more on the way, and I'm being lazy this morning. He's out there shoveling right now. I don't feel guilty especially since it'll have to be done again later this afternoon anyway.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:11 AM
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12. Are you using some literary technique that I don't understand? Cuz HE does NOT
do the shoveling in our partnership. HE (CMW) keeps The Wiley and Excellent Boy Cat Named Ginger and the other five cats (my mother-in-law's and my sister-in-law's) out of the way while _I_ do the shoveling for both our household and my mother-in-law. I've considerd CMW's cat-guarding contribution extremely valuable since the winter three years ago when I very nearly buried my mother-in-law's certifiably neurotic cat, Bnz. :scared:
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 11:18 AM
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16. Because only a man can do the job right.
:eyes:

Never had the situation you described. Even my father had the good sense to enlist the help of the kids. When I rented in snow country I shoveled the front of the duplex before the landlord got around to it most of the time.
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 12:49 PM
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17. Because she's doing the cooking, cleaning, vacuuming, laundry........
and the Xmas shopping? :shrug:
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MANative Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 12:54 PM
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18. It's the lady in this household who does the shoveling....
my husband rarely if ever does any shoveling. Had a heart attack about 10 years ago, and doc told him "no shoveling". Before that he used the excuse that he had to leave the house too early in the morning and didn't have time to shovel. I'm in my late 40s and have done it myself for at least 15 years. Finally bought a used snow blower, and had it all tuned up for this winter. He used it on Thursday, and managed to lose one of the knobs that tightens the handle into place, so it's sitting in the garage completely useless while I spent the last 90 minutes in the freezing sleet making no progress on the crusty crap out there.

Can you tell I'm pissed off? :grr:
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 12:54 PM
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19. my husband rarely shoveled.
I actually kind of enjoyed doing it, so long as I could take my time. Only had to do it about once a year, though, so it's not as if I had a chance to get sick of the chore.

We lived on a mountain in Virginia and were stuck for about 7 days once -- our community was NOT on the top of the snow-plow list; our roads were so steep they hoped it would melt first. When it didn't, they sent in a bulldozer for the first round so the plows could get through. The 'dozer almost slid off the mountain roads.


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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 01:21 PM
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20. When I lived in Chicago I was the one to shovel the snow
Edited on Sun Dec-16-07 01:22 PM by Ellen Forradalom
I welcomed it as great exercise!

No longer have that option now that I'm a California girl.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-07 01:47 PM
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21. superior upper body strength
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