44 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Arnotts

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Hang on, let me summon some outrage.
    Nah. Can’t be hooped. Life’s too short.

    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      They are. They hoove the sh*t out of things.
      Hang on: how do you know? Aren’t you a man?

    2. Murph Mikey

      They are vacuum cleaners…hoover is a brand….blah blah blah….
      Her in doors has one and its very very good…it was expensive but shes worth it….and the misses loves it too…..its great for cleaning up the crumbs i make around the sofa….

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    I was pounced upon looking at one of these yokes in an electronics store. Decided there were better ways of spending a monkey.

        1. Neilo

          The dirty little secret about Dyson cleaners? The few I’ve owned have crapped out after 3/4 years and Dyson sell their buyer lists to service agency scammers who charge €100 for a call-out. Buy one of those butt-ugly Nilfisk GM-80s instead – same money, but will last you forever.

  3. Lilly

    I’d have no objection to a randomer buying me one of those but as s gift for ‘the woman in your life’… not if you want her to stick around another Christmas or two.

    1. ahyeah

      You know, Lilly, at least 50% of married men couldn’t really give a sh!te whether their wives are still around in 12 months.

        1. Caroline

          Well they do have porn and making narky comments online. That’s got to take the edge off a bit, keep them largely docile.

          1. Lilly

            I read that thread Jonotti, and there’s nothing funny about it. Why on earth would another man’s misery amuse you?

            It’s as if you’re trying to reframe your own existence: ‘No woman would have me and thank God for that’. Whatever gets you through the night.

          2. Nigel

            That’s not funny at all. Needed more from the female point of view, for sure – very good comment at the end – but laughing at other people’s pain? Christ. I guess people like you are why men keep it all bottled up and never look for help.

    2. Deluded

      Hi Lilly,
      When I was 11 or 12 years old my mate’s dad told me a yarn that his father had told him:
      “If you put a penny in a jar every time you have sex for the first year of marriage and then after a year take a penny out every time you have sex, you will never empty the jar.”
      How sad is that?
      I went to the library and read medical dictionaries and psychology journals and noted a number of factors including that his wife had given birth three times in two years.
      Child-rearing, pregnancy, menstruation etc. can affect both partners’ libido in different ways.

      Long story short, years of bitterness and isolation spiralled into a situation where she cheated on him. This had serious repercussions (as men are allowed cheat but not women- seriously- he still hasn’t acknowledged the hypocrisy of his sex-tourism compared to the virulence of his public campaign against his wife.)

      I am not advocating cheating, or swinging, (different strokes wha’!?!) but rather a greater understanding of different needs for security and comfort and, perhaps, a need for clearer decoupling of property and succession for those who do not pair-bond for life. (We can easily see how moral codes and religion become so intrinsically involved as we try to order ourselves according to higher authority)
      I would say that different types of counselling and therapy might not suit individuals or the couple at a particular time so how you manage the rest of your lives can take some time and “getting used to”.

      I will note, too, that some men reserve a peculiar hatred for the women who will give them what they want (loose women, prostitutes etc) and also a particular hatred of women who don’t have low self-esteem. Go figure.
      (Bullet point 3: I thought this was interesting as some of us like to indulge in our primal urges- moments of union can have a timeless, transcendental quality and different people seek comfort in sex when lonely, stressed, hungover etc when it is completely at odds with the mood of their partner. Or people who like to watch!)

      1. Lilly

        I was struck by the searing honesty of the comments, Deluded. It was a bit of an eye opener really as couples don’t normally discuss their sex lives – particularly men – in any real way. Next time I come across a married man on the pull, I won’t rush to judgment. Things are rarely black and white, are they.

        1. Deluded

          I would hope that they were honest with their wives. Is that naïve?
          I personally wasn’t comfortable with someone who wasn’t monogamous, but I appreciated their honesty and we parted ways. Having experienced this … confusion and affront to my ego (it was quite illogical) I resolved never to cheat, to expose someone to that.
          Be honest, walk away.
          But to hell with lying.

          1. Lilly

            Nothing illogical about it, who wants to end up with an STD. Agree, lies are the pits. I’d love if the OP’s wife had discovered the thread and posted her side of the story.

          2. Deluded

            ? Protection and regular testing.
            And honesty. Guess I knew a good bunch of people.
            Ops wife would cause chaos ; )

  4. Constance

    Quick help this go viral then Arnotts with get all the free advertising they need just in time for Christmas. Clever Arnotts, very clever.

  5. martco

    one year my da gave my mam a pressure cooker, I can even remember it was made by a crowd called Prestige….my mam was very sad/bewildered obv but good things came from it- I used the bobble weight thing that sits on top in a rigged up ballwrecker vs Lego buildings…and I get to tell the story when the subject is discussed amongst friends at Christmas drinks

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