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"Recently," Broken Arrow tells us, "The missus informed me that her brother was moving with us." What has your partner done that's convinced you the magic's gone? "Breathe" is not an answer.

(, Thu 21 Oct 2010, 12:33)
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Not me, honest
Was driving home one night round about Valentine's day 2009 and heard this tale on an Edinburgh radio phone-in.

A girl calls in:

Girl: "Ah'm goin' tae propose tae ma man the night. He listens to your show every night so I've just come oot tae sit in the car and phone in secret. Do you think he'll say yes?"

Radio presenter: "Well, how long have you been together?"

Girl: *sounding evasive* "Oh, . . eh . . . .a long time now."

RP: "How long is a long time?"

Girl: "Well . . . . . Ages. I've asked him before, twice, but he said no both times."

RP: "Well that's not a good sign. Do you feel you're ready to get married?"

Girl: "Oh aye. I've been there, done that. I've seen it all and I'm finally ready to settle down."

RP: "How old are you?"

Girl: "22"

RP: "You've seen everything life has to offer at just 22?"

Girl: "Oh aye. Done it all and I'm ready to settle down."

RP: "You said you asked him before. How long had you been together when you first asked him to marry you?"

Girl: "We'd been together three months. he said no. I asked again after 5 months and he said no again."

RP: "And how long have you been together now:"

Girl: "6 Months."

RP: "You said he listens to the show every night. Do you think he's inside listening now?

Girl: "I know he is."

RP: "Ok, well perhaps you should go inside and talk to him."

Girl: "Good idea. I'll go ask him and see if he says yes this time."

RP: "Well, . . . . .. erm . . .good luck."

Girl: "Aye, cheers. I'll phone you back and tell you his answer."

*Click*


Sadly I never did hear the end of the show, but answer in replies if you remember this story. I'd love to find out how it ended, though I can probably guess
(, Tue 26 Oct 2010, 13:03, closed)
In my grumpiest of grumpy moments
^ that is a significant part of what's wrong with current society.

I'd bring in a rule that you have to have been in a relationship with someone for 5 years, ideally lived with them for at least 2, before allowing a marriage.

Not that the sanctity of marriage really means anything to many, any more. Especially if you're a celebrity arse hole - but don't get me started on celebrity culture...
(, Tue 26 Oct 2010, 13:26, closed)
Marriage
Seems to have become a rite of passage, and been stripped of its' importance, a bit like going to University, many want to do it - but few really know why.

Although the days of kids going to university for a 3 year sex / drink / drugs party that they'll spend the next 15 years paying off and an often useless bit of paper to go with it, will soon be over.

Similarly, Marriage seems to be an excuse to dress up for an expensive party. [Or a piss-up in a pub on a business park, if you get married near where I work, and they do...]

I don't think there should be rules about getting married, but I do think there should be rules about, and a license required, to bring kids into the world.
(, Tue 26 Oct 2010, 13:46, closed)
Regarding the kids issue
a potential parent should have to demonstrate their ability to support a kid, both emotionally and financially, before being allowed to conceive.

Just working on the technicalities of prevention now. how about a 5000 fine for every non-agreed pregnancy.

And - having a kid should not boost you to the top of the list for social housing, FFS.
(, Tue 26 Oct 2010, 13:52, closed)

I just felt sorry for the bloke. I could almost picture him cowering in the house as he recognised with horror the voice of his 'beloved' on the radio. Running around frantically piling furniture against the door to stop her getting back in. Maybe even trying to board up the windows like a survivor from a George Romero film.

Take a hint love. If he turned you down twice after the first few months, he's probably going to tell you to fuck off after six.
(, Tue 26 Oct 2010, 14:11, closed)
find the tard.
demonstrate their ability to support a kid financially.
// a 5000 fine for every non-agreed pregnancy.
???

You'll make it to management level with that brain power. Making someone's life hell.
(, Tue 26 Oct 2010, 14:16, closed)
If i have to put a pre-curser on every reply/post i make...
saying - "this is not serious - please take with a pinch of salt", it'd get very boring









p.s. this is not serious - please take with a pinch of salt
(, Tue 26 Oct 2010, 14:27, closed)
Snap
I see what you did thar
(, Wed 27 Oct 2010, 1:26, closed)
*clicks the reply*

(, Tue 26 Oct 2010, 23:16, closed)

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