Violation of the man cave! Females keep out

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    VAreef

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    Ok so I'm not sure how many of you have a man cave. My man cave has all my aquarium stuff in it. Well my better half decided to "clean" the man cave. Every single hose, fitting, tool, box, or bucket is all crammed in a single box. I had them all spread out along the wall where I could see them. There is an internet cable in the drain bucket? Tape measure in the same box as all the hoses and everything else? Um an incense jar on the shelf? This is just wrong. what am I to do? How do you guys keep the sanctity of your man cave?
     
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    i pee outside my cave. She'll know that territory is marked :)
     
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    New lock?

    I dont have a man cave. The condo doesnt allow it.:grumble:
     
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    motorcyclereefer I am Graffiti Petey

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    Man cave violation is not cool
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    You gotta pick your battles brother. Sometimes it's not worth the fight. Here's what I'd do. She obviously likes to clean things. I'd include her in the process.

    Next time you've got a spare moment, ask her to go to the store with you to help pick out some shelves, etc. to keep the room organized. Say something like "Since you're better at that stuff than I am"...

    She'll be in the car before you can find your keys.

    Now, you get a nice little setup purchased, (maybe even a labeler)...After that, she'll go in, clean up your stuff and it will all be in the right spot.

    You get the enjoyment of playing in the mancave, but she'll keep it clean for you.

    P.S.- NEVER let her see this post, or we'll have to revoke your man card.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Hahahaha. I find this thread fascinating. I think I could learn a lot from it. I'll be watching it carefully...

    The house we are living in now is much larger than the place we were renting before. I bought this house without NDB even seeing it. It was kind of impulsive. A "Honey, I bought a house today! Filled out the paperwork and everything! We close in 6 weeks!" kind of thing. When we did move in, and he got to see it for the first time, he immediately "claimed" one of the spare rooms as his "man cave". Okay I said. That's fine. We have 4 bedrooms, you can make one your man cave. Except he happened to claim the room behind the TV room and next to the living room, where I wanted to put my tank. So we plumbed the 90 gallon through the living room wall, and the equipment went in the closet of the man cave. Encroachment Incident #1. He was okay with that, because it made the living room look much nicer and the system is much easier to maintain plumbed through a wall. Then I decided to set up my 10 gallon tank in the same room, just to make things easier. Encroachment #2. Okay he says, not so bad. I have a pretty fish tank to look at while I'm doing my "man stuff". Then I start thinking about where an ATO would go... And he's like, "Wait a minute. You are slowly turning my man cave into your fish equipment room." :shock:

    So I backed off. I have to let him have his man cave, as promised, when I bought the house. So I top off my two tanks manually every single day. So as to not upset the balance of the man cave...

    He has recently taken up the hobby of gunsmithing. He welds and gunsmiths in the man cave. Inside my house. Next to all my fish tank stuff. Do I say anything? Nooooo... I don't want to cause trouble in the man cave.
     
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    She is a clean freak thats for sure. PRC she already wants me to go to the store to pick out tile to put in the man cave! I'm all for cleanliness but I mean come on she moves the furniture around almost daily. I stub my toe getting up to take a whizz on the table that wasn't there last night! My last bastion seems to be falling.
     
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    Biff didn't read the title -1 :p
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Oh. Sorry. It's my job to read everything. This thread included. :p
     
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    That is still a man cave violation. job requirement or not. There is super secret stuff in here you can't know about. You gotta let Yote take on those duties so as not to violate the man cave rules.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    How do you know I'm really not a man? My name is Biff, after all.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    Hah..You married an italian girl!!
     
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    your sig says "I am a girl"?
     
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    here is what happened to various parts and hoses that were all layed out ready to be installed in something.

    I no longer know what happened to any of them
     

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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    He's just trying to throw you off...I saw this sort of thing on TO CATCH A PREDATOR
     
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    Well what I do and this is not the best approach cause the tidal wave it causes isnt always worth it.

    When she crosses the lines to my cave and starts cleaning and organizing my stuff. I allow my man cave to spill out into the rest of the house. Leaving a measuring tape here, pvc cutter there, and so on. After she realizes why the house looks the way it does, I return my stuff to where it goes and deal with the fight the always happens.

    Make up then I win in both ways, she doesnt cross my line for atleast six months and my cave is safe.
     
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    She did this to those parts and supplies
     

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    HAHA I tried that but my drill ended up under the sink.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    I think that if my wife violated my man cave,I'd divorce her :mrgreen: That just aint right.


    HMMMMmmmm
    Wonder if theres a way I can ban Biff from reading this thread:scratchch
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I'll just walk away myself... Bye bye :bye2:
     
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