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kramer
22nd November 2006, 08:59
just wondered how everyone copes with working away from home.
I end up grabbing the nearest anybody and drinking enough to make me forget about the empty flat i'm going back to.
I know i should be doing something contructive but i kinda like the socialising now.
Meanwhile the wife thinks i'm having a party.....

DimPrawn
22nd November 2006, 09:05
It's all very well until that anybody is the attractive blonde from accounts that wears the very short skirts......

kramer
22nd November 2006, 09:22
is that a problem....

DimPrawn
22nd November 2006, 09:23
Your wife will make it one.....

kramer
22nd November 2006, 09:42
its a good job there aren't any women in IT or i'd never be able to work away!

SallyAnne
22nd November 2006, 09:50
its a good job there aren't any women in IT or i'd never be able to work away!


Just keep on going out and having fun man - its the only way to survive when you're working away.

Although saying that, I tended to go into DVD hibernation mode whenever I was away.

kramer
22nd November 2006, 09:55
will youplease phone my wife and tell her its part of the job... it would sound better coming from you i think.

SallyAnne
22nd November 2006, 09:56
will youplease phone my wife and tell her its part of the job... it would sound better coming from you i think.


Is she a Mackem also?

expat
22nd November 2006, 09:57
just wondered how everyone copes with working away from home.
I end up grabbing the nearest anybody and drinking enough to make me forget about the empty flat i'm going back to.
I know i should be doing something contructive but i kinda like the socialising now.
Meanwhile the wife thinks i'm having a party.....I savour the moments of solitude.

kramer
22nd November 2006, 10:21
Is she a Mackem also?


scouse!
:suicide:

Bagpuss
22nd November 2006, 10:23
scouse!
:suicide:

No wonder you're on the sauce!

wonderwaif
22nd November 2006, 10:25
will youplease phone my wife and tell her its part of the job... it would sound better coming from you i think.

As far as my wife is concerned I am never 'out on the p*ss', I am 'Networking' ;)

BoredBloke
22nd November 2006, 10:48
I get the comments that

"I can go out whenever I like while I'm down there"

You want to try it. Go to the pub more than once during the week and the moaning is something else!

SallyAnne
22nd November 2006, 10:53
scouse!
:suicide:


Oh dear god - a Mackem and a Scouse! Please tell me yous havn't decided to breed - they'd be hell spawn!

:)

kramer
22nd November 2006, 11:16
no bambinos yet.... would the be called "mousers" or maybe "sackems"?

Mordac
22nd November 2006, 11:23
...or Asbos...

EternalOptimist
22nd November 2006, 12:48
just wondered how everyone copes with working away from home.
I end up grabbing the nearest anybody and drinking enough to make me forget about the empty flat i'm going back to.
I know i should be doing something contructive but i kinda like the socialising now.
Meanwhile the wife thinks i'm having a party.....

my wife used to think I was having a ball working away. I got one contract in the middle of winter where there was no hot water in the hotel so I was on cold showers. The project was in deep clag and I was brought in to bail them. I had to pick it all up, meet the board and start the fix in week one, then drive back up norf through the rush hours.
Friday night in bed my head was spinning, I was shaking like a leaf with some sort of nervous reaction and during the night I peed the bed :eek:


The missus has a different take on things now and she really takes care of me at the weekends.
When I am on the bench I return the favour and do everything round the house including cleaning and cooking. Swings and roundabouts


:rolleyes:

Paula
22nd November 2006, 12:50
awww group hug :hug:

Ardesco
22nd November 2006, 12:50
The missus has a different take on things now and she really takes care of me at the weekends.


Is her reasoning as follows:

"I'd best not nag at him again or the fecker will piss on me as i'm sleeping again!!!"

:p

SallyAnne
22nd November 2006, 12:51
my wife used to think I was having a ball working away. I got one contract in the middle of winter where there was no hot water in the hotel so I was on cold showers. The project was in deep clag and I was brought in to bail them. I had to pick it all up, meet the board and start the fix in week one, then drive back up norf through the rush hours.
Friday night in bed my head was spinning, I was shaking like a leaf with some sort of nervous reaction and during the night I peed the bed :eek:


The missus has a different take on things now and she really takes care of me at the weekends.
When I am on the bench I return the favour and do everything round the house including cleaning and cooking. Swings and roundabouts


:rolleyes:

Well its finally happenned - I'm speachless!

To BI or not to BI?
22nd November 2006, 12:52
, I was shaking like a leaf with some sort of nervous reaction and during the night I peed the bed

:rolleyes:

I should try that one...

hyperD
22nd November 2006, 13:02
and drinking enough to make me forget about the empty flat i'm going back to.

Hmmmm, a dangerous pointer to borderline heavy drinking that one...careful.

Did anyone see that program on BBC2 last night: Paul Watsons' "Rain in my heart" about 4 alcoholics receiving treatment? Very harrowing... most disturbing was the guy that just gulped a pint of wine in 2 seconds a time.

Very tourtured souls, all trying to hide a traumatic pain from earlier in their lives.

On a lighter note, BBC2: "Oz & James's Big Wine Adventure" - Top Gear meets wine snob looks good.

DaveB
22nd November 2006, 13:19
On a lighter note, BBC2: "Oz & James's Big Wine Adventure" - Top Gear meets wine snob looks good.


Was a bit on Radio 4 the other day interviewing James May about it. Apparently Oz Clarke doesn;t actually drink very much, he just prattles on about wine a lot, has an annoying habit of touching people when he talks to them and has an unrequited love for some strange middleaged winemaker with a jealous husband.

I got the distinct impression JM was glad it was all over :p