U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Relationships
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-22-2013, 08:55 AM
 
318 posts, read 521,549 times
Reputation: 286

Advertisements

A group of family were sitting around talking and one person talked about how his wife had started a new job about eight months ago. I asked if he had been down to her office to check it out and got a long hard stare. Finally after the longest time he, said, "why in God's name would I want to go see some generic office building and cubical?' I said, "because your wife works there and that is her world for a third of her waking life." Then both wife and husband piped in and told me it was silly for them to be concerned or interested in seeing the exact office building, cubical or workplace of their spouse.

I could not disagree more! My wife is always talking about her coworkers, her conversations at lunch in the break room, the copier machine that always breaks down, the good looking guy in the next cubicle and all the other things that goes on at her office. She is my wife, I should be interested and wanted to see what she was talking about as soon as possible.

Which side are you on. Me with my natural curiosity about my wife's work world and environment, or my relatives who think visiting their spouses office is crazy and unnecessary?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:00 AM
 
307 posts, read 585,377 times
Reputation: 457
I have gone to my husband's work and met his coworkers. He couldn't go to mine due to our security policy, but he has met all of my co-workers at social events held after work. I couldn't imagine listening to him talk about his day and not wanting to meet all the people involved.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
13,291 posts, read 13,835,274 times
Reputation: 6649
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Spock View Post
AWhich side are you on. Me with my natural curiosity about my wife's work world and environment, or my relatives who think visiting their spouses office is crazy and unnecessary?
I'm on neither side.
If one wants to visit their spouse's job - they should.
If they have no interest - they should not.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Texas
44,255 posts, read 58,517,023 times
Reputation: 73658
I have met some of my wife's coworkers.
I have zero interest in seeing the actual office/work space.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Wherever I happen to be at the moment
1,229 posts, read 1,248,681 times
Reputation: 1836
I always saw my wife's office because I periodically brought her flowers. She always saw mine when she'd come join me for lunch. We both knew one another's co-workers. To us it would have been disinterested bordering on dismissive not to.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
3,879 posts, read 7,835,532 times
Reputation: 5158
The only reason why I've been to my husband's office is because I was in th neighborhood for something else and decided to stop by. Same for him but he has not been to my current office.

Its not a priority for us at all. In fact, I have never thought about it.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Davenport, Iowa
2,467 posts, read 3,909,708 times
Reputation: 3424
I've stopped by her office before. It wasn't a big deal.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Tejas
7,600 posts, read 17,319,791 times
Reputation: 5209
I don't want any family to come to my work and see my office. My work and private life are seperate. When i go to work i leave my private life at work and when i leave work my job stays there.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using Tapatalk 2
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:31 AM
 
318 posts, read 521,549 times
Reputation: 286
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slanderous View Post
I've stopped by her office before. It wasn't a big deal.
If you are in love with your spouse, seeing where he or she works is a big deal!

Don't you want to see the world where they are when you are apart? Don't you want to meet the coworkers they talk about? She how their office is decorate d? See if there are any pictures of you? Meet their boss who she complains about all the time? Curiosity is part of being in love!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-22-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
25,946 posts, read 28,333,877 times
Reputation: 61281
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Spock View Post
If you are in love with your spouse, seeing where he or she works is a big deal!

Don't you want to see the world where they are when you are apart? Don't you want to meet the coworkers they talk about? She how their office is decorate d? See if there are any pictures of you? Meet their boss who she complains about all the time?
The answer to all of those questions is "no, not really." I've seen some SO's offices if I've stopped by for lunch or to drop something off (which happens once in a blue moon,) but I've never felt it was my duty to perform an inspection of their workplace.

Last edited by fleetiebelle; 04-22-2013 at 09:44 AM..
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Relationships
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top