Women’s Genius & Insanity 3

Because of woman’s genius, it is my personal firm belief that all the diplomatic missions of all countries of the world should be run by women. Male diplomats simply prove on a daily basis what women have known for ever: Our male domes are made of solid ivory and we generally do not exhibit signs of life from the neck up. Women, on the other hand, can strategize and implement their Napoleonic plans without any apparent effort, removing from the scene the need for any aggressiveness or conflict, thereby removing any potential for fighting at which the male might excel. I shall use my own wife as an example to support my position.

After a couple of holidays in the UK, my wife casually said that she would not mind living in England. I nodded my acknowledgement of what she said, not really paying much attention. Eighteen months later, I found myself in England scouting the place for a suitable house to buy. One of my main objections to moving to England, was the cost of buying a house here, but my wife overcame that objection with:

“My looooooooooove, I don’t need a big house. Just a shack is enough for me, provided YOU are there.”

Relieved that our nest egg was not in danger of being squandered on extravagances, I came over and started looking for a shack. I actually found a really charming one by the seaside, in the form of a sweet little two bedroom cabin with all modern facilities, not far from a delightful village. Excited, I called my wife and told her that I had found what she wanted and that I was going to buy it for her immediately.

“My looooooooooove, you are such a clever boy! Wonderful! Well done! Of course you must buy it if you liked it so much! But would it not be better if you waited for me to come over to look at it as well? Just a thought, of course and buy it by all means if you like it THAT much, but I shall be there in a month or so. Why not wait a little my looooooooooove?”

We now live in a four bedroom house at the edge of Sherwood Forest, which has cost us twelve times as much as the charming little cabin by the sea I had set my heart on. Admittedly my wife paid half of the cost of buying the house, but from my point of view the blow to the Privy Purse was one of the nastiest wallops it had received in its adventurous and varied life. However, I comfort myself with the thought that the two extra empty bedrooms we have may one day prove useful by accommodating you lot when you come to visit me.

The De Greeks are not men who can think deeply without having a headache, but would you not agree with me that the above example is an apt demonstration of female genius at work?




Dimitris Mita

De Greek

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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Love being many a splended arbitrational thing,it's also,it seems,a negotiation of will,or yes my love I will:-)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Bryan, I can see that you are a fellow sufferer as well :-)))


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LuisEGonzalez 5 years ago from Miami, Florida

Oh God, doesn't the adage "can't live with them & can't live without them" come into mind?

Thanks for a very witty hub


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

We certainly cannot live without the little dears, Louis :-))


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Feline Prophet 5 years ago from India

What an apt tribute on Women's Day! :)


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jrsearam 5 years ago from San Juan, PR

DG, enjoy the new house! JR


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

OH MY! I have always KNOWN Natali and I were sisters under the skin! What a marvelous gal you married!

Of COURSE she proves that woman's genius is superior for resolving problems without resorting to tiresome conflicts. And - she got YOU, didn't she? - That proves it!

And before you say another word about the expense of the lovely house next to Sherwood Forest, have you LOOKED AT the national armament and wartime budgets of ANY country lately??? Hm???

So when is the house party to be scheduled? I have no current passport, so it can't be too soon!


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

This hub had me chuckling as I could almost "hear' your wife's "my loooooove" as she used her genius powers to guide De Greek to a bigger house. The extra rooms will also come in handy when you have grandchildren. :)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi FP, a suitable tribute tot he genius of the female, I thought. But when are you coming to visit me? :-)

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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

JR, the house is OK, but it needs visitors to liven it up. When are you coming to visit? :-))

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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Nellieanna, you still do not have a passport??? How are you going to vist me then??? I don't love you any more you bad girl! Go out right now and get one! And remember, the closest airport to me is 'Robin Hood Airport'. If this is not possible, the next nearest is Manchester Airport. Try to avoid London please, because it is 3 hours drive to there and 3 hours back :-)

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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Marie, my wife makes me laugh every day. She has so much patience that I cannot help wondering where she finds the strength to put up with my idiotic ideas and schemes, but she always somehow gets what she wants without creating the slightest friction in our family :-)

You can see where we live here:

http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Note-to-my-Hubbe

Hope to see you here one day :-)


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Feline Prophet 5 years ago from India

DG, now that I know you have space enough for me to nap in peace I shall be making travel plans! :D


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Excellent, FP. Just remember that the closest airport to me is 'Robin Hood Airport' - 20 mins away. If this is not possible, the next nearest is Manchester Airport - 90 mins.

I am too old now to drive the 3 hours to London and 3 hours back to collect you :-)


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christopheranton 5 years ago from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom

What we are all interested to hear is what strategies your delightful wife employed to get you to change your mind, but then you probably wouldnt be allowed to publish them here

Enjoy your new house.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Dimitris - it's been 13 years since I needed one! If I'd gotten an update at any point along the way, it would be already expired too! You don't love me any more? (So do you love me any less, you bad boy?) (grin)


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akirchner 5 years ago from Central Oregon

But of course daaahling....you bought that hook, line and sinker eh? I don't NEED a big house....yada yada yada....and yes, indeed - women should rule the world. Oh I forgot...they already do in their silent fashion!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Christopher, it gradually downs on me what psychological warfare is all about! :-)))

Thank you for passing by :-)


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Nellieanna, the next I hear from you I want it to be the date of your pasport application :-)))

Kiss you my looooooooove..... :-)))


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

IP, what wording to you women is obviously yada yada yada, to us men it is a mystery.......:-))))

What can I say? We are just simple minded I guess :-))


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Good article,thanks for sharing.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank YOU, Crystolite :-)


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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

aahhhha now i am clear who to show round when u want to settle in india de greek


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

I feel so sorry for your poor men lol. Always dominated by women. I enjoyed reading you hub it was lovely.


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

I looooooooooove your wife's wiles. She is a genius (married to a genius, of course) whose "Napoleonic" strategies are worthy of imitation.


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

drbj says it all. Looking forward to the next installment.


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Christopher Price 5 years ago from Vermont, USA

Dimi-

Fitting that your new abode is adjacent to Sherwood Forest, as you've been Robin Hood-winked!

CP


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Dear Heart - You're catching on to that psychological stuff with the "my loooooooove" addressing! Sure enough, it IS heart-melting. Soon as I get my own house quests out of the way. . . . ;-> (thinking to self - a better time for England would be summer, when it is blisteringly hot here. . . . - so we'll see.) Hugs. HEY, wait a minim ! You didn't even CALL me when you were over here !!!

'-| sniff. . .


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jrsearam 5 years ago from San Juan, PR

Since I take it that you are a man who means what he says and says what he means I hereby accept your invitation. I assume you've read my profile so you understand that as a dedicated family man I only travel with the family and you took this into consideration when extending your most gracious invitation. That being said be sure to secure appropiate transportation for all ten of us. I can't tell you how excited we all are, particularly "tio Pepe". He kind of fancies himself a modern day Robin Hood but don't worry, I'll keep an eye on him while we're there. Also, while I hate to impose any further, would you mind too terribly removing any fragile objects, padding any sharp edges and limiting access to anything that provides any sort of platform from which to jump off? The boys get a little excited around new people and places. Nothing to worry about. It's just a little distracting sometimes but the daily rampage only lasts a few hours. BTW, is Sherwood Forest big enough to get lost in? So, once again many thanks DG. I'll get the family's travel itinerary over to you as soon as all the arrangements are made. Until then, many blessing to you and your soon to be doomed wife....JR


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Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Ha ha JR. I hope your visit doesn't coincide with mine. I get cranky round too many kids and I want Dimi to see only my good side!


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

== Brother Neelesh, was there ever any doubt? ;-)))

===Hello, hello, we are dominated and we loooooove it ;-)))

===drbj I appreciate it that you included me in thegenius class, but I am not sure I deserve it ;-))

===Raye, no one else seems keen for another instalment, so I am relactant to continue with this :-( - But I looooooooove you for asking ;-))))

===Christopher Price I freely admit it brother CP, and there is nothing I can do about it. When are you passing by to visit? ;-))

===Nellieanna, the Summer time will do fine. See you then ;-) And as for not visiting you when I was there, since you live alone, I did not want your neighbours to think ill of you :-)))

===jrsearam, message received and understood. All problems can be taken care of with ease. Bearing in mind that I have only two rooms and a five seater car available but that you cannot travel without your angels, here is the link to a rental company http://www.gkgroup.co.uk/rental/ which can provided you with a mini bus at very reasonable rates. As for accommodation, I have three out-houses in the garden, one of which is a very convenient toilet. The water hose for the garden can be fitted with a shower adaptation thing in no time. I would recommend visiting in the Summertime, though ;-)))))

===Raye, as can see above, no problem is insurmountable, so make sure you bring your smile with you ;-))))


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jrsearam 5 years ago from San Juan, PR

Sounds good DG... See you soon.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

You're all courtesy, sir.


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

How lucky you are to have a wife with such diplomatic skills although both homes actually sound quite lovely! Wishing you continued happiness in your chosen abode. BTW you are entirely correct about the need for more female diplomats.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

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Hillary,

I am, indeed, lucky to have such a diplomatic wife, but I am also lucky in having wonderful frinds like you :-)

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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

your wife sounds like one classy lady:)

I am thoroughly enjoying these articles of yours


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tonymac04 5 years ago from South Africa

As usual a most enjoyable read, my learned friend! I'll be taking up your kind invitation just as soon as I get a reasonable Adsense payout! (I guess you're pretty safe)

Love and peace

Tony


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Tony, if AdSense is the4 only means we shall see you, then I shall not hold my breath :-))


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Shadesbreath 5 years ago from California

Yeah, over here we call that, "You got owned." :D

Great series of hubs these last three were. You've really given my morning a delightful lift. Thanks. Now I'm back to the drudgery. Can't wait for summer so I can have my life back.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Have fun! :-)))

And thanks for taking the trouble to read :-)


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cameciob 5 years ago

Very funny, De Greek. Your wife is for sure a clever woman I would realy like to meet some day. But till then, please send her my admiration. As for you, De Greek, I think you are a very wise man since you fallowed your woman on her decisions. You two seem to be a very happy couple.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Friend Cameciob, thank you for your kind words :-)I shal pass your message to Mrs De Greek and yes, we are very happy :-)


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

Enjoyed my read as usual! Mrs. De Greek knows her way with you- very diplomatic indeed, huh! From a shack to a four bedroom house at Sherwood Forest- that's looooovely! Enjoy your new looooooove nest, DG. Be happy always. Take care.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Hi Lita, good to see you again and thank you for your kind words and good wishes :-)


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JamaGenee 5 years ago from Central Oklahoma

DG, I wouldn't dream of asking *ANYONE* to drive 3 hours and 3 hours back to fetch me from Heathrow! Nor would I have a clue how to make a connection to Robin Hood Airport after a 7.5 hour flight from Chicago. Unless something has changed drastically in the UK since I was there last, trains go from London to the vicinity of Sherwood Forest several times a day.

Alas, that's not to say you or your lovely, diplomatic wife should fluff the pillows in the guest room in anticipation of my arrival any time soon. Just making you aware that planes are not the only form of transportation in your reluctantly adopted country.

Cheers! ;D


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK Author

Joanna, I swear to God, that if you come to visit us you shall not use public transport in any shape or form. I shall drive the three hours to Heathrow to pick you up, bring you to our place and return you safely to the airport for your departure.

The pleasure of the company of an intelligent person such as yourself, is worth the inconvenience of driving to London and back.

I shall even show you that place in Worksop you have been looking for in your search for some past ancestor you told me about :-)))

We are now fluffing the pillows in expectation :-)

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