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Old 01-28-2011, 03:03 AM
 
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I doubt the original poster of this thread is even reading it anymore, but if they were this is what I'd have to say to them.......Goodness, give the woman who watches so much tv a break! Some retired people play cards, some go to casinos and gamble away their money, some drink, some shop for things they don't need, some tool around the golf course in a cart hitting a little ball, others play with computers/electronics, others meddle in other people's business, and on and on. It's all mindless, unproductive for society and time passing things. Let her enjoy the outlet she's chosen. She's not hurting anyone.

Let's face it, being in your 60s, 70s, or 80s does NOT usually mean you're filled with endless and boundless energy, fantastic health, and lots of get up and go. If you are, God has blessed you, so go and give of yourself. But, if you're not filled with boundless energy like I assume this woman isn't, perhaps her choice of minding her own business and keeping to herself rather than get involved with other people's lives suits her and maybe by now she deserves to do what SHE wants to do with the rest of the time she has left. She must have raised at least one child, your spouse, so she's probably paid her dues in life already. Let her be happy doing what she's doing. It's easy to judge the next generation when you're young, but when you add those 20 or 30 years onto yourself you'll probably understand her a lot better than you're able to now.
I'm 73, and you are right: Let 'er rot!

She has chosen my idea of living hell, but perhaps she's practicing for the nursing home where they park the inmates in front of a TV for the day.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:52 PM
 
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Well, this is an old thread but for the record watching TV is bad for you per this newly released article. As for myself I watch some tv at night but honestly, this CD forum is really habit forming!
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Even though this an old thread, it has current posts so I'll add my two cents. It's no one's business if she watches tv 24/7. It's her life and she can do as she pleases. She's not hurting anyone. So leave her be. If she wanted to do something else she'd probably be doing it!
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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This thread started in 2007. By now, all of the shows she watched have probably been canceled.
Always something else to watch.

One of the reasons I would not retire is that work fills the boredom gap, gives me something to "do". Retirement would be pretty boring, and I'd probably watch TV around the clock too.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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Default Thank you all so much!!!

I just got an email telling me that there had been replies to my post about my lazy ___ husband. As weird as THIS may sound, every single one of your responses made me feel better. Thank you. He IS an alcoholic and is getting worse and worse (he'll stop a couple of days and be real sweet when he wants to (you know what) for a few nights in a row. No, I didn't know he did the TV thing prior to us marrying. He was too busy trying to "rape" me. I didn't want to have premarital sex prior to marriage due to my relationship with Jesus. So, that was a challenge for him, I guess. Although, he was SOOOO excited to "get back in Church...blah,blah,blah". I just wanted to let you all know what a ray of sunshine you brought to me this morning . Thank God, he's at work today!!!! Take care, everyone.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Always something else to watch.

One of the reasons I would not retire is that work fills the boredom gap, gives me something to "do". Retirement would be pretty boring, and I'd probably watch TV around the clock too.

how sad. There's so much to life besides a job. there should be anyway.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:38 AM
 
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I just got an email telling me that there had been replies to my post about my lazy ___ husband. As weird as THIS may sound, every single one of your responses made me feel better. .
To avoid a future argument you may want to go to your settings section and disable that email notification as if he starts checking the emails he may notice what you are saying about him on this forum.
Go to top left of page and click on "my settings"
then go to edit options and uncheck the box that says "Email notifications"
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Old 02-10-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Default To Jambo 101

Thanks so much. That's a very good idea!!!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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Does she drive ;what thiongs have you doen to get her out and about. Weshoped with mine;went out to dinner ;took trips ;had her over for sunhday dinner every wekk after taking her to church. I am glad we did because she died about a year ago.
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Do you know anyone else who has moved into retirement who just sit in front of the TV all day?
I'm such a restless type I can only turn pea green with envy at those who are able to watch TV for more than 10 minutes a day. These people so infuriorate me, I want to get out a gun and shoot em'!

I pray daily, my time will come, when I can sit and watch TV steady for even one hour a day, without doing a crossword puzzle, playing solitaire, paging thru cookbooks, reading a magazine, simultaneously.

After all these years of having to do something every single minute of the day, I will deserve this when I retire, become a TV couch potato!
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