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    Hammock Bullying - I'm sick of it

    I'm just so sick of people bullying me because I like hammock camping.

    My son celebrated his 21st birthday today and we had a party with 15 or 20 people in the house, relatives and folks I haven't seen in years. Apparently, my wife told them all that they should talk to me about my strange hammock obsession. I can hear her now telling them, "My husband has six hammocks and six tarps - he sleeps in the woods in hammocks. He's obsessed. You should talk to him about it - he'll wear your ear out."

    The whole night people were coming up to me saying, "So tell me about this hammock obsession of yours." The whole family thinks it's funny.

    Another theme was, "Your wife says you hike so far that you piss blood." Okay, I did pass a kidney stone on the Appalachian Trail this year, but that didn't have much to do with my mileage. Every time I tell my wife I'm going hiking, her stock response is, "Are you gonna hike so far you piss blood?"

    The wife seems to equate hiking with pissing blood, since it happened once. When I hiked 24 miles in two days a couple of weeks ago, she said, "How much blood did you piss?" Same response for 28 miles in two days.

    It's a form of bullying, and it shouldn't be tolerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    It's a form of bullying, and it shouldn't be tolerated.
    It sounds like you just need to tell your wife what she needs to hear.
    I think that when the lies are all told and forgot the truth will be there yet. It dont move about from place to place and it dont change from time to time. You cant corrupt it any more than you can salt salt. - Cormac McCarthy

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    Well, I have to admit, I am a bit obsessed. I won't admit that anywhere but here. I don't know when it happened, I wasn't like this with tents, I blame it all on this well run forum...

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    My wife finally just gave up and starts rolling her eyes. Of course, then I just remind her about the room in our house dedicated to all of her hats, the special built-in bookcase for her cookbooks, and all of the tea pots and tea cups she owns. The discussion ends pretty soon there after.

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    My wife thinks I'm nuts too but she doesn't mind my hammock obsession since she gets to sleep at least one night most weeks without me snoring beside her. My daughters, on the other hand, hang with me and understand...

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    Could be worse... you could wear a kilt. Period.... end of sentence.... there you feel better now dont you
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

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    grow a beard, the ham-mocking will stop.
    It's not procrastinating, its proactively delaying the implementation of the energy-intensive phase of the project until the enthusiasm factor is at its maximum effectiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angrysparrow View Post
    It sounds like you just need to tell your wife what she needs to hear.
    What should I be telling her?

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    It's ok buddy we are here for ya.lol

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    I used to get made fun of at the tattoo shop because everything I buy gets sent to the shop and for a while i was buying thread injectors so whenever a package would come in they would all be laughing at me and asking oh boy did you get another sewing machine.
    But ever sense I started cleaning my guns at the shop they have stopped

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