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  1. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    That seems devoid of any benefit. It reminds me of a scene from Gavin & Stacey where Gavin is perplexed by Stacey guessing 'boy or girl' in a room of expectant mothers and then, as she's unlikely to get to know, pretending how many she got correct. Totally pointless. Did you ask your partner what the point of it is?
  2. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Yeah, I know what you mean and both items were to hand at the time, but she's now in her seventies and she once gave up 15 years of her life bringing me up from aged 6 to 21 whilst loving and treating me as good as her own children. That and the fact that planting her face through the dishwasher could have caused a family rift, not to mention breaking my dishwasher. It's still a ridiculous belief (to me) that she has and one that it's impossible to dissuade her from without raising the discussion beyond a level I'm comfortable with. If being in my forties has taught me one thing, it's being more tolerant of others with different beliefs; be that social, political or guardian angels who murder their subjects because they have been naughty in this or a previous incarnation.
  3. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    My step-Mom, whom I otherwise deeply respect, told me all about how everyone has a guardian angel that takes care of them if they deserve it. I asked her about, for example, the under-fives that suffer and die every day in every country across the world. She stumbled through an answer that included "well, they must have done something bad". I asked her what about the one week old babies who struggle through pain with their condition only to die despite their innocence. I believe her reply include such gems as "perhaps their parents were bad" and "have you thought about what they did in their previous lives?" At that point I left the room. The disappointing thing is that those type of beliefs are not uncommon. Bonkers.
  4. Irreverentad's Relationship Advice Thread

    Very, very much this.^
  5. Irreverentad's Relationship Advice Thread

    Also, you are not literally inseparable. She lives with her husband!
  6. Irreverentad's Relationship Advice Thread

    I assume you wouldn't have posted if you didn't want opinions in return, so here goes. Do you have anything more than her word that she isn't currently intimate with her husband? Other than what she's told you, how do you know that the truth isn't closer to this: wife earns more than husband and they make a joint decision that the husband will give up work to bring up the children; jump a few years and the husband is a great father to the children but has lost some drive in the marriage department; wife forgets the sacrifices the husband has made and looks for attention elsewhere; wife finds attention from another man but knows it's not clever to admit to the new man, that whilst she's not totally happy at home, she is still getting some action from her husband. It's more typical the other way around, i.e. the wife sacrifices her career to bring up the kids, marriage goes a bit stale, husband shags around. I imagine most men having an affair tell their mistress that they are no longer intimate with their wife and it's slightly easier on the mistress' conscience if she believes the marriage is effectively over. Regarding custody of the children, the courts favour the mother but that's because they are traditionally the primary carer. I don't see why a judge should rule against the primary carer (her husband) in this case, so it's possible she will 'lose' her kids (although it's not as certain as giving custody if the mother was the primary carer). I wouldn't want to be in your situation and wouldn't have allowed it to develop, so tread carefully.
  7. I didn't write that there wouldn't be any benefit before 2040. Benefits may come and go before then but without the benefit of long term assessment and trends, leavers and remainers will merely be arguing over that month's economic data and whether it should or shouldn't be blamed on the EU.
  8. I'm laughing at your amusement! I think leaving the EU is such a major decision that the full extent of it's success or failure won't be clear for a decade and possibly as much as a generation.
  9. Welcome to Aston Villa my fellow fan! On a more serious note and hoping you weren't referring to inflicting depression on yourself, the good news is that it isn't certain the UK economy will be in depression over the next 20 years, either with or without membership of the EU.
  10. Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    As a proponent of 'out of 10', your scoring wouldn't help me if I hadn't already watched Ozark. I'd take your 7 as 'worth a go' and your 6 as 'give it a miss'! Incidently, I gave Ozark an 8 and didn't mark it down for the relatively undramatic ending as at least it felt reasonable 'real'.
  11. The vast majority of the several dozen leavers I spoke to over the months either side of the referendum were fully expectant of a difficult negotiation and some level of short to medium economic effect, so our experiences are clearly different in that respect. As for what the current Tory government has said over the last year, whilst I've never voted for their party, I would expect any colour government to attempt as positive spin as possible.
  12. I'm not sure I agree with your pigeon holes but leave voters I know are much closer to the former than the later. In fact I don't think there are many who don't acknowledge there may be some economic detriment, at least in the short and medium term. After that it's back to opinions and let's wait and see what 2040 looks like.
  13. I respect your difference of opinion more than it appears you respect the opinions of leave voters. There appears to be a lot of naivity and/or ignorance why both sides of the debate chose to vote as they did.
  14. The only truly representative sample of the population opinion was the referendum. My reply was in response to the naive belief that a significant proportion of leave voters were influenced by the newspapers. Without a referendum asking if this is so, I based my reply on talking to around 80 to 100 family, friends and work colleagues. Around 3 in 4 voted leave but in any case, not many read newspapers. Perhaps your work and social group may have more newspaper readers than mine but if that's true it negates the result was significantly 'influenced by newspapers' argument. The significant point in the post you quoted was that it is incorrect to believe that the younger demographic will automatically keep the same opinions as they grow older.