Dad’s “Man-Spirit” Is Long Dead

Backstory: My dad is the only male in our family, with my mom and then my two sisters and myself. He is constantly out numbered. In fact my husband is convinced we killed his “man-spirit” years ago. My dad is also a weepy kind of guy, cries more then my mom by far. Poor dad.

Your dad just walked in to take my lunch order. He is my slave, no wait, he is my bitch. Hey bitch! I want some lunch! Your dad would like to say a quick hi, but he’s too busy being my bitch. Love you.

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    • 1.  Little Lemon

      Somehow this doesn’t fit into my idea of funny.

      December 20, 2008 at 7:09 pm

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    • 2.  Lola Smith

      Pathetic, not funny.

      December 20, 2008 at 7:40 pm

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    • 3.  Trixie

      OMG, this is hilarious! Do you people have no sense of fun and humour? I know guys like this dad, he knows his place on the totem pole.

      December 20, 2008 at 7:59 pm

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    • 4.  Jen

      I agree, HILARIOUS!!! I was laughing out loud at this one. I need to start emailing my Mom more often, because I KNOW her stuff would end up here, LOL!

      December 20, 2008 at 9:12 pm

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    • 5.  M

      Very funny!

      December 20, 2008 at 10:13 pm

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    • 6.  Elsa

      My dad has a special comradery with my male cat simply because he’s the only other male in the house…they like to bond in the mornings in their man cave (the bathroom) and Dad is just thrilled whenever Smokey meows back at him in their little conversations.

      December 21, 2008 at 1:09 am

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    • 7.  kate

      some how calling your life mate a slave and bitch, even in jest, does not seem humerus to me.

      December 21, 2008 at 7:16 am

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    • 8.  L

      “humerus”–is that your funny bone?

      December 21, 2008 at 8:31 am

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    • 9.  kate

      yes, pardon my spelling error. my mistake.

      December 21, 2008 at 9:55 am

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    • 10.  Josephine

      I think people who don’t think they can call their life partner names in jest, provided that both realize that it’s in jest, take life far too seriously.

      December 21, 2008 at 12:15 pm

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    • 11.  ohiomom

      Find me the woman who hasn’t thought this or said somethng similar among her freinds and well, you won’t find her so I don’t have to promise anything.

      I think a few of you need to tap into the holiday Xanax!

      December 21, 2008 at 6:02 pm

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    • 12.  Sarah

      That was funny!

      “Your dad would like to say a quick hi, but he’s too busy being my bitch.”

      December 21, 2008 at 7:02 pm

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    • 13.  Amy

      My husband is the only guy (we have a collective 3 daughters living with us and two more daughters that don’t). I often refer to him as my “man-servant” to others… It makes him smirk every time I do it (because we both know that it’s all in good fun).

      December 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm

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    • 14.  Jeff

      I first read this one yesterday and I have been thinking about it for a while and I keep coming back to the fact that I love my wife very much, and even in jest or poking fun, I do not think I could call her that. I know she would be very disappointed in me and it would probably hurt her feelings, even though it may have been said in jest. “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks”. So, if something like that is coming out of your mouth then it must be in your heart as well. Sorry guys, I just couldn’t do it.

      December 23, 2008 at 10:05 am

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    • 15.  Josephine

      Jeff, don’t be so full of yourself. Like we’re supposed to believe that everything we say is what we truly feel in our hearts? I guess you’ve never told anyone that you like their new beau when you don’t. Or signed an office birthday card for someone you don’t even like. Or made any kind of joke, ever, in your entire life (because the reason that 90% of jokes are funny is because they exaggerate something; it’s precisely that exaggeration that makes it funny). The Bible is full of quotable stuff, but that doesn’t mean it should be taken literally. That piece is meant to inspire you not to be a two-faced liar who lives his life saying one thing and believing another, and to really listen to your heart instead of just always saying and doing what you think you’re supposed to: a good thing to keep in mind, and a good guiding principle in life. But it doesn’t mean you can’t make a frakking joke.

      December 23, 2008 at 10:37 am

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    • 16.  Jane

      I agree 100% with Jeff. I don’t think calling your beloved mate a bitch or slave is funny, or amusing. It is disrespectful and crass. Too bad some of you have so little respect for yourselves and your loved one that you find this acceptable.

      December 23, 2008 at 10:38 am

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    • 17.  P

      Sounds like there is one REAL bitch in your family and it ain’t your dad

      December 23, 2008 at 10:41 am

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    • 18.  Jane

      Good grief, Josephine, please calm down.

      December 23, 2008 at 10:46 am

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    • 19.  LA

      I’m with Jeff.

      December 23, 2008 at 11:04 am

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    • 20.  Josephine

      Jane, I am perfectly calm. I really don’t see how anything I said was any more excited than Jeff’s comment. He stated an argument. I stated a counter-argument. There’s nothing terribly frenzied about that. I do think it’s a bit presumptuous of some of you to assume that the rest of us don’t respect our loved ones just because we have strong enough relationships to be able to joke around with each other without getting all weepy and hurt, but I’m not all that excited about it. Honest.

      December 23, 2008 at 11:09 am

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    • 21.  jer

      I’m with Jeff. And Josephine, I agree with Jane too. Your rant about being a two faced lair and making a frakking joke didn’t sound calm at all.

      December 23, 2008 at 11:30 am

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    • 22.  william

      I agree with Jeff.

      December 23, 2008 at 11:47 am

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    • 23.  BB

      I’m with Jeff. We wonder why some kids show so little respect to their parents and why they talk so disrespectfully…well that’s why. It’s what they hear couples (who supposedly love each other) calling each other.

      December 23, 2008 at 11:52 am

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    • 24.  Mandi

      I think it is perfectly funny. Personally, I love the word bitch. I call everyone I know one, including my husband, my best friends, it is just a word. People put too much stock into certain words. When you quit letting words have power in your life, you will be a stronger person for it. Sticks and stones are the things you should worry about.

      December 23, 2008 at 12:06 pm

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    • 25.  BB

      Mandi, talk about rose colored glasses. Ever seen a kid who parents didn’t use “sticks and stones” but messed the kid up royally with “mere” words?

      December 23, 2008 at 12:16 pm

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    • 26.  Kip

      I think you ALL are way over reactin! It’s either funny to you or it’s not! Last I checked this site was just for entertainment.. not a psych session!

      I personally think it’s hillarious! My husband lives in a house with our two daughter and I, and my mother a majority of the time… he is very much the man of the house and loves every minute of the women in his life but often times he himself jokingly refers to himself as many things along these lines…

      Everyone has different humor…. doesn’t make one way right or wrong!

      December 23, 2008 at 12:50 pm

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    • 27.  BB

      yeh KIP, you’re right.

      December 23, 2008 at 1:16 pm

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    • 28.  Emily

      This site was set up to be light and funny. Obviously, this mom was making a joke. Growing up, my Dad always taught me that there’s a little bit of truth in every bit of joking. The thing is, he’s WAY off. If I see a model and tell her that she looks “So fat!” There is not one ounce of validity in my statement. That’s why it’s called a joke. It’s something to laugh at, not get your panties in a knot over. My husband and I take turns being the bitch. It’s life. Enjoy it and laugh!
      Oh, and stop judging.

      December 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm

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    • 29.  Barbie Fan

      Since my dad has retired my mom is always saying how she likes having a “wife” around to do things for her.

      December 23, 2008 at 6:35 pm

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    • 30.  It's Funny

      This is hilarious!

      December 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm

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    • 31.  Livi

      Has dad tried antidepressents? Sounds like he may need some medical intervention.

      January 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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    • 32.  Referee8

      Some relationships are secure enough that this kind of banter would be taken lightly and considered ‘affectionate’. Other relationships would be damaged by these words. Depends upon the people involved. This banter wouldn’t be well received in my house, thus I vote ‘not funny’.

      April 14, 2009 at 10:45 pm

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    • 33.  Dawn

      It’s hilarious. Take a pill for shit’s sake.

      February 11, 2010 at 11:54 am

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    • 34.  Stephane

      Ok. This comment thread is pretty old, but I think the set-up is what makes the e-mail seem so abusive. Calling your husband a bitch could be funny, I think, but after reading the set-up and finding out this guy’s “man-spirit” is dead makes it sound a little sadistic. I hope it’s just coming across wrong and that everybody involved finds it funny even though, like some of the other commenters, I was a little saddened by it.

      August 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm

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Love, Mom