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Old 21-12-2010, 03:26   #151
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Some of the posters used a phrase "high maintenance women".
I'm not so sure what they really mean...
The term generally refers to women who require a great deal of money to be spent on them - the sort who simply *must* have a £100 visit to the hairdresser every week, who *must* simply have their nails done by a professional 3 times a week, who *must* only ever wear expensive clothes once and then discard them, etc, etc. In my experience of such types, their only purpose is to be highly decorative - if you want someone who will join in and share your passions and experiences then she won't be "high maintenance".


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Personally I think I do prefer the women taking the proper care of themselves... Does this mean "high maintenance"?
No - it means clean and neat. It does not require a bank account in the Caymans and a Platinum Credit Card to achieve it. In my early twenties I had a "decorative" girlfriend - she looked good, really good, but she was so self-absorbed it was frightening and she had the brains of a sparrow. Never again.......
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Old 21-12-2010, 04:04   #152
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The term generally refers to women who require a great deal of money to be spent on them - the sort who simply *must* have a £100 visit to the hairdresser every week, who *must* simply have their nails done by a professional 3 times a week, who *must* only ever wear expensive clothes once and then discard them, etc, etc. In my experience of such types, their only purpose is to be highly decorative - if you want someone who will join in and share your passions and experiences then she won't be "high maintenance".
I would add (dear god, why am I writing this ) that high maintanence woman also probably requires a lot of mental attention and are not self reliant - often whilst denying that be the case . However this not to be confused with women who are simply hardwork and / or a PITA - or (my speciality) - "a living fooking nightmare"...........but what's not to love about those
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Thank You mintyspilot

So now at least I can fully understand how happy guy I am
Having quite decorative (thanks to Mother Nature - not a surgeon and/or stylist, beautician and so on) Admiral, with brain She is able to put into good use, and not demanding to empty my bank account each few days.

O.K. - now I know what a happiness is
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However this not to be confused with women who are simply a PITA
Sorry for ignorance - what is PITA standing for???
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Sorry for ignorance - what is PITA standing for???
PITA - Pain in the a**
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PITA - Pain in the a**
Understood
Thank You for Your kind assistance mintyspilot
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boatman-i find i am usually the individual standing in the dust....whether the male be friend or bf. always has same ending as i am not a good chooser of mates whether seamates or sexmates. kinda tired of speed bumps. reallly tired of flakes. flaking out just 2 months before a major cruising trip is foul and nasty behaviour. especially after knowing and friends for 2 yrs. wtf, hay? if i dont lie to "you", why lie to me--- treat others as you would have them treat you. works.
i dont care if FRIEND is male or female. (other-read sex- partners are male.)
Maybe we need to be lied to...
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I would add (dear god, why am I writing this ) ......
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I would add (dear god, why am I writing this ) that high maintanence woman also probably requires a lot of mental attention and are not self reliant - often whilst denying that be the case . However this not to be confused with women who are simply hardwork and / or a PITA - or (my speciality) - "a living fooking nightmare"...........but what's not to love about those
That's because they aren't sailing women! Other than for a nice picture to send in to Lats & Atts what are they going to do on the boat?
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I should beg a pardon from this lady...
The World Tour - Alex and Taru sailing around the world - Hallberg Rassy 352
Looks she rather is not "high maintenance" in the way You explained to me... Sorry!!!
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... In my early twenties I had a "decorative" girlfriend - she looked good, really good, but she was so self-absorbed it was frightening and she had the brains of a sparrow. Never again.......
"... I fell in love with a model from hell
It took some time for my hormones to tell
That chasing her has been a grave mistake
She ain't pretty she just looks that way ..."

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"... I fell in love with a model from hell
It took some time for my hormones to tell
That chasing her has been a grave mistake
She ain't pretty she just looks that way ..."
Probably each of us made this mistake.
At least once...
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Sorry for ignorance - what is PITA standing for???
Double Whiskey,

Please, no need at all to apologize for any ignorance. Your English is excellent and to miss some of the acronyms and idiomatic expressions is to be expected for one that didn't grow up with the language. Even native English speakers miss the expressions from other English speaking countries. Sometimes to me my British friends seem to be speaking quite another language altogether.

I have to add that I've traveled across most of Europe and even though I don't really speak any languages except English and Spanish I do manage to get by and at least can read menus and the signs at the airport, until I got to Poland. The whole time there I think the only sign I could figure out was for the toaleta.
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Thanks Gord - great video, great music. Lightened up work.....
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