The Game Box
June 23, 2018, 12:51:24 pm
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: The new site is Running.
This one is closed.


sign up here: http://thegamebox.gamesontables.com/
 
  Home Help Search Gallery Links Staff List Login Register  

The Minimal Life

Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: The Minimal Life  (Read 420 times)
Calandale
Mockingbird
Wyrd
Forum Malcontent
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 983


I mock you


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2014, 10:25:56 pm »

You could always hire a personal assistant. 

I wish. Doubt I could afford it, but there are a lot of things in the 'normal' life
that I wish I could just offload onto someone.

Most people just get married, though.  Grin
 
Quote
Does your wife want to get a car?  That could solve a lot of problems. 


She does, but doesn't know how to drive. Not sure I'd trust her either.
Plus, SOMEONE would still have to deal with getting it serviced. I'm just
unwilling to cope with the hassle, but she can't deal with people when sober. Sad





Report Spam   Logged
anarchy
Passive Aggressive Gamer
Forum Malcontent
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 138



View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2014, 12:28:09 am »

My wife does not drive, either. And it's a pain to play taxi driver all the time, especially when each boy was involved in a different sport and needed to be driven to practice or a game.
Report Spam   Logged

Meh.
Calandale
Mockingbird
Wyrd
Forum Malcontent
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 983


I mock you


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2014, 12:31:53 am »

They'd get more exercise if they walked to practice.  Wink
Report Spam   Logged
weateallthepies
Forum Curious
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 49


View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2014, 02:32:30 am »

Yeah I held off on getting a car until about a month ago. Only passed my test this year and I mostly did it just to shut other people up though rather than any desire to drive.

There's going to be much the same pressure to be working once my youngest daughter starts school full time in September. People have been asking me for a year now what I'm going to do once she is at school...you know what I'm going to do? I'm going to drive to the cinema in the **** car you all made me buy.
Report Spam   Logged
kira1y
Guest

Badges: (View All)
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2014, 07:33:16 am »

My wife does not drive, either. And it's a pain to play taxi driver all the time, especially when each boy was involved in a different sport and needed to be driven to practice or a game.

My wife doesn't either. I think I was happier when my oldest son got his license than he was as he became the default taxi driver.
Report Spam   Logged
Rockhopper
Kevin
Forum Malcontent
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 104



View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2014, 07:54:37 am »

It's amazing how stressful life becomes when we fill it with luxuries and conveniences.
Report Spam   Logged
Calandale
Mockingbird
Wyrd
Forum Malcontent
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 983


I mock you


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2014, 10:54:43 am »

It's amazing how stressful life becomes when we fill it with luxuries and conveniences.

I think this is one of the great draws to the monastic principles.

Or even the military life.
Report Spam   Logged
Rockhopper
Kevin
Forum Malcontent
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 104



View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2014, 01:27:00 pm »

It's amazing how stressful life becomes when we fill it with luxuries and conveniences.

I think this is one of the great draws to the monastic principles.

Or even the military life.

Military life is exactly what I was thinking about. Through seven years as a Marine, I only had worldly possessions enough to fit in two sea-bags, and I was satisfied.
Report Spam   Logged
Calandale
Mockingbird
Wyrd
Forum Malcontent
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 983


I mock you


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2014, 01:30:15 pm »

Yeah, more than that though. You don't have as many choices in the military.

Here's an example that would be important for me: you HAVE to go in for regular doctor's
check-ups. I just don't bother with that kinda shit normally - whether I have insurance
or not. The chaos of a normal life is somewhat mitigated.

That kind of paternalism, much as it might seem distasteful, would be very useful to me.
Report Spam   Logged
Rockhopper
Kevin
Forum Malcontent
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 104



View Profile
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2014, 01:40:59 pm »

Yeah, more than that though. You don't have as many choices in the military.

Here's an example that would be important for me: you HAVE to go in for regular doctor's
check-ups. I just don't bother with that kinda shit normally - whether I have insurance
or not. The chaos of a normal life is somewhat mitigated.

That kind of paternalism, much as it might seem distasteful, would be very useful to me.

This is precisely right. We knew that we were essentially "children." They gave us money for clothes (uniforms). I had no bills. They cooked for me.  And someone else took care of the barracks, so I didn't have to go up on the roof and clean out gutters or sweep the chimney like I have to do now. I got on planes when they told me to, and got off them in strange places, where I was provided someplace to stay... even if it was pretty desolate.

Even when it was greatly stressful, more than anything else I remember the simple things that we did. After hours on a pitching flight deck with jets trying to either suck me up or blow me over the side, or chief petty officers yelling at me because I was in the wrong spot, I'll never forget simply smoking a cigarette from the fantail. Or reading a book in the shop when things were quiet.
Report Spam   Logged
Calandale
Mockingbird
Wyrd
Forum Malcontent
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 983


I mock you


View Profile WWW
Badges: (View All)
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2014, 01:56:19 pm »

I wish there were other work options that helped out that way. Sad
Report Spam   Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by EzPortal
Bookmark this site! | Upgrade This Forum
Free SMF Hosting - Create your own Forum

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2016, Simple Machines
Privacy Policy