sforce: I think it's highly unlikely that he calls him GAT_00
fusillade762: Cue the tangled Christmas lights guy ;)
Marcintosh: "Good-bye" is a nice start
GAT_00: Shostie: Okay. I'm game. What did she do?This is going to be a little vague. I have no reason to believe either her or her fiancee read this site, but no reason to risk it.There's an absurdly big Christmas store down here, and my decoration collection is pretty small. We were talking about decorating for Christmas (and I should note here this woman is Church of Christ and yes she's a good friend of mine) and I mentioned that I wanted to head over there later in the week and invited her along. That morning I get a text that basically says she can't go because it would be "disrespectful" to her fiance to be around another guy without apparently him around. I more or less said 'what in the fark are you talking about' and I got back that she wants to be some kind of perfect fiance and ever be alone with a guy in any situation.Like I said, I swear this text exchange came from farking Victorian England. And I'm pissed off because I read between the lines that she's afraid I'd try something which I think is incredibly insulting. I don't particularly want to tell her off on those terms, but I can't think of how to possibly say tactfully that you're insane and I'm incredibly insulted.
flahorsegirl: I think that in reality it's pretty unlikely that a guy, unless they bat for the other team is seriously going to want to go Christmas shopping with a female friend. Without nookie after. Get real.
Bedstead Polisher: Fibro: This isn't unusual. Why are you posting it here like it is a mind-blowing situation? They are engaged to be married and she doesn't want to create waves in her relationship. In *MOST* cases going out 1-1 with another man has high potential to cause issues. You even said you haven't met the guy which means his imagination could run wild about who you are. Even outside of that, however, you are a guy and more than likely would hook up with this girl given the chance.Why not propose that she bring her fiance along? It should be a non-issue if you don't have shady motives.That's what I was thinking. If GAT_00 wants to keep this woman as a friend and he only sees her as a friend, offer to meet the fiance to put everyone at ease.
RatMaster999: No, but cosplayers are completely unsexy.[i182.photobucket.com image 700x1016]Balderdash!
Aquapope: flahorsegirl: To be fair, my SO I gaurnetee would not like me hanging around another guy even if he was "just a friend". Guys tend to get jealous, and lets be frank here, most have less than platonic ideas in mind.Maybe that's mostly true, but not always. I have female friends (and yes, I'd like to nail them) and she has male friend I think she might like to nail. But we don't. She's completely free to nail those guys and I'm free to nail those ladies, but that would probably dissolve our marriage (that's the thing about monogamy). That's about it. I don't have to watch her and she doesn't have to watch me to maintain monogamy. Plus, she comes home to me where we can watch old VCR tapes of Python, make Xmas cookies and stick tape on cats. Beat that!
WhippingBoy: Creepy. What do they do when you play them a video of them farking?
vudukungfu: aagrajag: They are never content to be depressed, joyless people alone.Whenever married friends try to fix me up, I play them a recording of them fighting.Shuts them up every time.
BarkingUnicorn: Well, at least she isn't hot.
aagrajag: They are never content to be depressed, joyless people alone.
sforce: On the Side: Because Xmas shopping makes me so horny!I bet it's seeing all those balls that does it for you
costermonger: GAT_00: And I'm pissed off because I read between the lines that she's afraid I'd try something which I think is incredibly insulting.I don't think that's an unreasonable response. A few years ago my wife caught flack from a coworker because she was met by a male friend for lunch. She was told it was 'inappropriate to be with another man unaccompanied' when she was engaged to me. She was so surprised by this confrontation that she couldn't really formulate an appropriate response beyond "I'm sorry, are you serious?"I think I was more pissed off than she was. It's insulting to everyone involved.
On the Side: Because Xmas shopping makes me so horny!
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: GAT - the next time you're with your female friend and her significant other, you should just lean over and motorboat her. Then, when he stops you, you're completely justified in thanking him because you couldn't control yourself./And if he doesn't stop you, you get to motorboat some boobies
flahorsegirl: That wasn't the point, its having respect for your SO. If I know it's going to get him pissed I don't do it. How happy would I be if I found out he was going Christmas decorating shopping with another woman?
GAT_00: So, anyone got any more Tales of Boring White People?
GAT_00: That morning I get a text that basically says she can't go because it would be "disrespectful" to her fiance to be around another guy without apparently him around. I more or less said 'what in the fark are you talking about' and I got back that she wants to be some kind of perfect fiance and ever be alone with a guy in any situation.Like I said, I swear this text exchange came from farking Victorian England. And I'm pissed off because I read between the lines that she's afraid I'd try something which I think is incredibly insulting. I don't particularly want to tell her off on those terms, but I can't think of how to possibly say tactfully that you're insane and I'm incredibly insulted.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'll bet she'd go all flirty in seconds if you did anything without her fiance around to keep her in check
Mentat: Let me guess: her fiance is thinking "God, when did she become so clingy? I wish GAT_00 would take her out once in a while just to give me a break."
Elandriel: Oh. I can't help but wonder if it's not you she's worried about as much as herself.
Elzar: Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?
Genevieve Marie: I feel really terrible for both of these kids. Their dad wrote a book called "Raising a G Rated Kid in an X Rated World". I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that he's an authoritarian douchebag who's doing his level best to raise one miniature version of himself, and one subserviant girl who will grow up to be an obedient wife to another version of himself.All I can really hope for these kids is that they get enough distance to think through these ideas themselves eventually. If they willfully choose to be like this as adults... well, more power to them I guess. But I tend to think these households are not actually very happy ones.
Shostie: "Saige?" Really?
Shostie: Okay. I'm game. What did she do?
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