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"Tent" for wives at the Chicago Pipe Show

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  1. winton

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    After the show, I asked my wife what she thought of the show. She liked it, but was really bored, since I was doing show things, while she was watching TV in our room. Since she doesn't like smoke, asthma and allergies, she could not hang out in the tent.

    Next year, we want to have a smoke free area for the wives / girl friends can hang out. This would probably be a conference room. There could be coffee, chairs, puzzles, craft items. This would be a place for sewing, crochet and anything else that women would enjoy, while they talk.

    Ask your wives. Would they enjoy something like this? What would they want?

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    Mrslax came to a few show a few times back in the good old days before the tent and she survived. The public areas of the hotel are smoke free and have some nice seating areas. I suppose you could talk PR in comping the club a nice golf wing room with a patio. The KC club treated some of the wives to a manicure at the spa one year that has she really enjoyed.

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    Ask your wives. Would they enjoy something like this?

    I just now got them all into the same room and asked. Eleven said yes, four said no, and one was still pouting about something from yesterday so refused to answer.

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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    Now the question is, do you want all wives sitting together? I mean I hear some people occasionally devalue the price of purchases... as to not get in trouble. They unite and the secrets are out lol

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    It sounds like a good idea- Greta has a huge issue dealing with the smoke in the tent(and I usually take a couple of weeks to recover myself...but one alternative might be mimosas, pedicures, and entertainment...:) (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

    ...and to actually throw out a valid idea- how about offering golf lessons for the wives? An ideal location...and I think that might be fairly popular...

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    Not a bad idea. My brother had his house tented for termites, and he hasn't had any problems since.

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    Hey, unfair! I don't see any older or un-ripped men in that poster.....

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    "Tent" for wives at the Chicago Pipe Show
    If my wife was so fat she wore a tent I'd leave her at home...

    "the weez"...
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    My ex-wife is so fat, she makes the radio skip when she dances.

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    My wife, rest her soul, would have simply head off to Michigan Boulevard with a bunch of cash and a couple of credit cards.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    I’d love a tent full of wives. Thanks!

    Michael
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    I’d love a tent full of wives. Thanks!

    Welcome to Utah. But more seriously, one is more than enough... I promise.

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    A tent full of wives? Sounds very in tents! (All groan loudly.)

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    Maybe they can darn socks for the menfolk, or whomp up some vittles for us while they wait.

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    I read this one to my wife, she laughed hysterically while smacking me over the head.

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    Without going to too much extended effort, maybe groups of wives would like to arrange group outings to not-distant destinations like a botanical garden, museum, discount mall, or whatever is a popular excursion. Okay now for a stereotype, but women like sociability even more than men, so would like some company. The room set aside for them sounds good, if the activities offered had an opportunity for socializing -- card tables, board games, etc. and the needle work area sounds possibly good, depending on the interests. And some women would like striking out on their own to something they'd enjoy that might not grab others, though those folks probably already do that. Nothing worse than going somewhere as a partner and not seeing things close by that you'd enjoy a lot. We've all been there.

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    MSO, You presented a good idea. This should be fairly easy to organize.

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    Many women are good managers, and I don't mean that in a sly way. They manage well. So given an opportunity, I think they'll take it from there. It would be important to make things known and available in advance so no one felt left out. They might let some guys tag along to particular destinations, or not -- their call.

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    Sounds good.

    This year was my first pipe show ever. I had a ton of fun. Next year's goal is to have as much fun as I did this year.

    ......and come home with some leftover booze and beer, not just drink it all there.

    I met some great people and had fun. I brought a friend, and it was his first pipe show too. He makes pipes as a hobby. He brought his wares, and sold two. He learned a ton and met some of his 'idols'.


    So you say you can drink? Well, I'm from Wisconsin. Try to keep up.
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    If the show remains in Pheasant Run, that is within striking distance of many possible field trips for spouses or anyone. You don't want too many people leaving the show at once for tourism, but certainly no spouse should be left in the hotel room watching TV unless they want to. Even for pipers, Iwan Ries, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Millennium Park make a good cluster of destinations, a full day, maybe before or after the show. But there are many other single destinations, like the Botanical Gardens, that would make a good one-stop trip for people not involved in the show.

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    Are you guys married to your grandmothers? Board games, knitting? Arrange a bus to downtown and turn them loose.

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    doc', you have to allow for a range of tastes. For some people, a restful stay with no cooking or household doing would be real good. For others, give 'em the bright lights and downtown. Others want to be outdoors to walk or really hike. So you have to visualize a range of activities, even knitting. Some knitters like to be where they can people watch. I have even observed some knitters in church! It's like any group beginning with families, it's going to be mixed aspirations. I think if you had four different offerings well publicized in advance, most would find something they like. If we were all attending an event that specifically interested our wives, some of us would be happy watching games on TV with a beer, and others would want to go kayaking, and some to the history museum, etc. etc.

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    Are you guys married to your grandmothers? Board games, knitting? Arrange a bus to downtown and turn them loose.

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