What does your wife/husband/partner think of your hobby?

What does your wife/husband/partner think of your hobby?

Post by toxic was » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 18:12:56

My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

Regards
toxic_waste

 
 
 

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Post by Walt Davidso » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 19:01:57




>My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much,  she said to me, *either
>the Cb goes or I do*

Sensible girl!!!!!

:-)

73 de G3NYY

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Post by Richard McCollu » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 19:49:14


Quote:> My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
> the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
> though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
> other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
> what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

> Regards
> toxic_waste

Could have been worse for you: she might have insisted on a code test.

Could have been worse for her: you might have taken up golf and dressed
like a pimp.

All things considered, you are both better off.

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Soh » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 20:52:37


Quote:> My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
> the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
> though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
> other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
> what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

I've seen similar "situations" in many hobbies.   It usually
is a matter of "not balancing" family, spouse, hobby, work, etc.

Cheers,
Bill K2UNK

 
 
 

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Post by Alan Mear » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 21:44:22

My partner hates the 2 things I enjoy the most, Radio and Computers.

I trtied to offer the option of all day down the pub, or in front of the
football and for some reason that didn't appeal either ;-)

Seems that anything that doesn't involve being with them 100 % of the time
is likely to cause problems ;-)

Best Regards,
Alan

Quote:> My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
> the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
> though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
> other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
> what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

> Regards
> toxic_waste

 
 
 

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Post by Jay in the Mojav » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 21:59:04

Hello Toxic Waste:

Your better off without her I would think. I think she would incourage a
hobby that you enjoyed.

However women are like bus's, when one leaves, another will show up
sooner or later.

Now you can affor to buy a large Linear Amplifier, and massivly high
gain antenna system, every thing has a silver linning.

Jay in the Mojave


> My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
> the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
> though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
> other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
> what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

> Regards
> toxic_waste

 
 
 

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Post by A Different Nic » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 22:11:19


Quote:>However women are like bus's, when one leaves, another will show up
>sooner or later.

True, but its when they shout "Room for one more inside"    It puts me
off a bit    :-)

I'm beginning to get a complex.

Nick

 
 
 

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Post by Appaloosa X » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 22:30:05

Quote:>My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
>the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
>though it did cause many huge arguments between us& Have any
>other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
>what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

Did she hate the hobby itself or did she hate your obsession with it and where
you placed it among the various other priorities that litter your day?  

A radio hobby is nice but if you put it above the relationship with her, well,
helping her pack her bags was a gentlemanly touch I guess, but be careful you
don't roll over on your radios in bed...........can make for an awful backache
in the morning.   Not to mention that on cold nights you might to warm 'em in
the microwave a minute or so.
Same with computer hobbies I guess.  Some people put their priority on looking
at *** thru their monitors but then spend their nights alone in a nice cold
bed.  Doesn't make sense to me.

With partners/spouses/significant others/insignificant others, It's not the
hobby that's "weird".  It's the hobbyist.  Now if she actually thought the
hobby itself was weird, well, then there's not much hope for the relationship I
wouldn't think.

Maggie    

 
 
 

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Post by Brian Rea » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 22:36:34


Quote:> My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
> the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
> though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
> other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
> what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

> Regards
> toxic_waste

Mine is licensed (as G6MXR) but not really active. I am 'allowed' my antenna
etc., a nice pair of rooms for the shacks, and a I don't recall any grief
over buying rigs etc. She has even said I can have a rig in the bedroom when
I have finished all the DIY.

73

Brian

 
 
 

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Post by Alan Mear » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 22:36:13

Does she have a sister? ;-)



> > My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
> > the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
> > though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
> > other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
> > what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

> > Regards
> > toxic_waste

> Mine is licensed (as G6MXR) but not really active. I am 'allowed' my
antenna
> etc., a nice pair of rooms for the shacks, and a I don't recall any grief
> over buying rigs etc. She has even said I can have a rig in the bedroom
when
> I have finished all the DIY.

> 73

> Brian

 
 
 

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Post by Walt Davidso » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 22:45:42

On Wed, 27 Feb 2002 04:59:04 -0800, Jay in the Mojave


>However women are like bus's, when one leaves, another will show up
>sooner or later.

Women are like buses .... sometimes it seems they're *never* going to
come.

73 de G3NYY

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Post by Dave or Debb » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 23:43:00

WHAT is da 20 on the YL ? !
Dave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



> Hello Toxic Waste:

> Your better off without her I would think. I think she would incourage a
> hobby that you enjoyed.

> However women are like bus's, when one leaves, another will show up
> sooner or later.

> Now you can affor to buy a large Linear Amplifier, and massivly high
> gain antenna system, every thing has a silver linning.

> Jay in the Mojave


> > My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
> > the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
> > though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
> > other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
> > what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

> > Regards
> > toxic_waste

 
 
 

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Post by toxic was » Thu, 28 Feb 2002 23:49:38




> >My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much,  she said to me, *either
> >the Cb goes or I do*

> Sensible girl!!!!!

> :-)

Lets look on the bright side Walt, personally I have no trouble in
finding a girlfriend, unlike the average British Ham, who takes up the
hobby purely because he is incapable of pulling a bit of totty,
although it might help if he bought a bar of soap and a toothbrush.

I suppose its fair to say, a British Hams radio is his equivalent of a
blow up doll...

Yeuk, dont even bear thinking about ;-))

Have a nice day Walt.
toxic_waste

 
 
 

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Post by knight » Fri, 01 Mar 2002 00:36:20

tell her there is no harm talking to freinds.Better than half these idiots
drunk outside,pub,etc.

> Does she have a sister? ;-)




> > > My ex-girlfriend hated my hobby so much, when she said to me, *either
> > > the Cb goes or I do*, I gave her a hand to pack her bags. Seriously
> > > though it did cause many huge arguments between us… Have any
> > > other Ham/Cbers had problems with their wife/husband/partner, over
> > > what mine described as *a weird hobby*?

> > > Regards
> > > toxic_waste

> > Mine is licensed (as G6MXR) but not really active. I am 'allowed' my
> antenna
> > etc., a nice pair of rooms for the shacks, and a I don't recall any
grief
> > over buying rigs etc. She has even said I can have a rig in the bedroom
> when
> > I have finished all the DIY.

> > 73

> > Brian

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Wei » Fri, 01 Mar 2002 03:05:56

Gail absolutely DETESTS it when I'm on the HF rig, because it blows the
front end of her six-meter rig off the bench.  She likes that sunspot cycle
DX, don'cha know.

Jim WX6RST
Gail KB9MII