Time Change....

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    I wonder how long it will take me to change the clock in my truck?
    I have to remember while I'm in it and parked.
    Might be awhile.
     
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    Just go out at noon and disconnect your battery.
     
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    My daughter's stove is a challenge. If the electricity goes out when they are out of town, I try and try to figure out how to reset it. I have yet to figure it out.
    My car, easy.
     
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    My wife will wait a monthish before asking me how to change her car clock. My response will be, "What does your owner's manual say?" And she will ask, "Where is it?" And I will say, "In you glove-box where you put it when you bought the car." She will open the glove box and the ten thousand fast food napkins she stuffed in there over the last million years will spill out all over the floor. She will dig around in the glove-box until she pulls out the owner's manual and asks, "Is this it?" "Yes Dear that is it." "Where in here does it tell you how to set the clock?" "I don't know Dear. How about looking for 'clock' in the index?"

    And this scenario will be repeated and repeated and repeated every time there is a clock change to be made. You see I have learned that females speak out loud to organize their thoughts and the Wife really isn't expecting or even hears me answering. The exception to this rule is when they really are asking a question. How does a man tell the difference? You can't....
     
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    Do not put all females in the same basket. For one, we will not fit; 2, we'll fight and gripe; 3, we are not as alike as you think we are.
    I don't speak out loud to organize my thoughts.
    And for another thing, I don't want to be a helpless female so I change the clocks myself. No owner's manual needed. ;)
     
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    I know how to change the time in my truck.
    It's just I rarely ever look at the time and if I do I am driving.
    Then when I stop I don't remember.
    My wife changed the clock and the radio in her van on Sunday.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2018 #38

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    This is the absolute truth. I never learned the helpless female routine. I was expected to do anything males could do as well as do all the things females are expected to do, while the males in the family watched or played ball or outside or something. I really dislike shopping. I don't organize my thoughts by talking.

    I have probably insulted more than one man who stopped to ask if he could change my tire for me and I told him no thank you. I don't think that I can't do this or that. I think about how to do it and usually do.

    Helplessness is a luxury, learned at a young age by many. I know many who did.
     
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    Ha! I strongly dislike shopping too, @Weedygarden . Except sometimes at Lowe's. You remind me of one of my aunts. She could do a lot and never understood how other people could be so helpless and stupid. I miss her a great deal. She was my favorite.
    Time change! I love time change.
     
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    I learned from my grandparents.

    Another thing that I learned was no fear of things that many are afraid of, such as rodents, bugs, spiders. If something like that came around, they would take care of it. I have seen people completely freak out about mice, moths, bugs, and other things. My grandmother would just get a tissue and take care of it, if it was an insect. No emotional response was used or needed. Rodents had traps set. I know people who can't look at rodents caught in traps, let alone remove them. There was no shrieking, screaming or yelling about such things by the grandparents. I only learned that people had those reactions when I left home.

    I was also in high school when I learned that people feared the dentist. I wasn't taught that as a child and it wasn't imparted to me in any way. A friend was telling me that she was so freaked out because she had a dentist appointment. That was new to me.

    When I was in college, a bee flew into a lab classroom where I was doing part of my required observations. Both the teacher and the student teacher ran out of the room, leaving the children there. I sat there, just observing. Shortly, they returned, and I don't remember what happened next.

    Hysteria is taught through reaction and behavior.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2018 #41

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    Like my aunt's approach to poisonous snakes...I forget if it was a copperhead or a rattlesnake. She beheaded it quickly. No screaming and flailing of arms. I saw it happen. I think I was 4, but I could have been 6 or 7.
    Maybe we're sort of related. She wasn't a blood relative though, but still. lol
     
  12. Nov 7, 2018 #42

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    Patchouli and Weedygarden...silent and deadly types? :D
     
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    I hate changing the time, too. Honestly, I like DST and would gladly stay there all year long. I don't like it getting dark at like 4:30pm in the winter time after they change back to Standard Time. :(

    But hey, if they wanted to just use Standard Time and call it good, I'd be OK with that, too.

    I think it would be healthier for everyone to just pick a time and stick to it and leave it the *@#$ alone! The time change, in either direction, is known to have negative effects on people. The one in the spring is often more dangerous as people "lose" an hour of sleep. There are a lot more accidents where people fall asleep at the wheel and such. But even in the fall, people have issues with adjusting again, usually more like depression or less dramatic effects but still effects.

    Arizona doesn't change time and somehow they get along just fine living on one time all year long. Amazing, isn't it? A few other places don't change the time either and they do just fine.

    In our modern day of cheap electricity just about everywhere, we live in a land that pretty much never sleeps anyway and other than way out in the country, never gets dark either. The lights are going to be on no matter what setting an arbitrary clock says. It's really not going to save money, I think studies have proven that. Maybe at one time, it was a good idea. Today, it's just a relic from the past that needs to be turned loose of and remanded to the history books.

    Just my opinion... but I'd be surprised if something close to 80% of the population doesn't share the same opinion. (WAG)
     
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    I hate to go to the dentist.
    When I was a kid my Mom would get my Grandpa to go with us to the dentist because she knew there was a fight coming.
    That guy was the worst dentist ever.
    He hurt you and didn't care.
    He also did a bad job, as I later found out.
    I guess some things re hard to get over.
     
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    Not exactly. Stoic? Strong?

    The thing is, fear and helplessness are learned behaviors. Being able to take care of business is also a learned behavior.

    The other thing about that helplessness and needing to be rescued, it is very attractive to many men. It makes them feel wanted and needed. I'm sorry I don't fulfill those needs for men. I like men. I am just not going to start being helpless to fulfill anyone's needs for self worth.

    Women I have known who were working and had money have bought themselves cars and other things for the house hold. I have heard more than one story of husbands who were completely thrown for a loop because of this. One of my friends had saved a bunch of money and wanted the kitchen re-tiled. She picked the tile and hired a man to do it. (I did my own ceramic tile floors in my kitchen and bathroom). Her husband was really upset that she would dare to do that.
     
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    AMEN, SISTER!
    Title of thread: Times change.
    Weedy, you're awesome.
    Some men are thoughtless without realizing. Some do not care. Some are just plain old mean. Some are control freaks. Some are equal partners. Women are the same as men.
     
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    Well it is for a little while but (for me) it grows old.

    I was raised to be a gentleman. I'll hold the door open, carry the packages and shovel the snow so she doesn't have to walk in it. But after 40 years when she still claims ignorance on how to change a light bulb....that bulb ain't going to be changed by me!
     
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    I believe men and women are different in all ways.
    But that's a good thing.
     
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    Well if women folk thought logically like men it would be a whole lot simpler world to live in! And the paneled walls could stay paneled instead of painting and wallpapering every few years! :D

    :popcorn:
     
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    Ahh, Lazy L. Men and women are different to keep life interesting for you. It would be a boring bummer if you had to hang out, be married to forever to another LazyL. As different as husbands and wives are makes it all interesting. Even the stupid stuff. You would not get along perfectly with your clone.
     
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    I love this! It is the differences that make others interesting!
     
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    I need some advice please. Can anybody tell me why my cat will wake me up 3.30 in the morning. And think its a real emergency to get feed and then it tries to make me think its going to die of starvation if i dont get out of bed asap. cant it wait for the morning . This things nuts haha
     
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    Our daughter's cat wakes me up every morning around between 5:30 and 7. Meowing loudly outside my door, batting at the doorknob, scratching at the underside of the door. She has dry kibble in her bowl and water, but no, she wants the small amount of canned stuff she gets first thing in the morning and she wants it NOW. Then later, sometimes she wants someone to watch her eat the kibble. What's up with that? This is new. She's about 8 years old.
    No advice, but I commiserate. I wonder what would happen if I gave her the soft canned stuff late at night...then she'd expect it both times.
     
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    Our old men cats sleep in the garage. If we forget to put them out, then they'll meow for stuff at all hours. If I shut our bedroom door, one of them will bang it with his head till we let him in.
     
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    Cats wake you up when they want you up.
    Cats can't tell time so that makes no difference to them.
    Cats eventually get their people trained to do what the cat wants and what their people want never figures into it.
    Sounds like most of us are well trained by our cats and dogs.:)
     
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    I agree. It's all about control!
     
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    Not changing mine
     
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    I keep the owners manual that came with my '94 Silverado in my book shelf so twice a year I can look up how to change the time in my radio's clock. :rolleyes:
     
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    Not changing mine because 17 March have to change it again.
    Atomic clocks are wonderful they automatically change themselves.
     
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