Honey , there has been a change of plans.

United States
January 11, 2008 4:10pm CST
What would you do if your spouse/partner had planned a romantic outing but had to change his/her plans because his/her favorite team made it into the playoffs? Me, I would understand. I am a hockey, football, and baseball fan and I have many teams that I rooy for in each sport so I know how it is when your beloved team makes it to the playoffs.So not only would I except a raincheck, I would watch the playoffs with him, unless his favorite team is a basketball team. I hate basketball.How about you?
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@smacksman (6074)
12 Jan 08
My wife asked me to plan a week away for our wedding anniversary. Now I must add here that my wife's idea of 'roughing it' is a three star hotel! haha I love sailing old boats as you can see from my avatar (she's an old oyster fishing smack built in 1885) so I planned a lovely holiday on the Norfolk Broads (lakes) sailing in a classic 1935 Broads gaff cruiser. She had a lifting coachroof and a counterbalanced mast that could be dropped for shooting under bridges (about 4' to 5' headroom!) The real gem was that when you sat on the heads (the wc in nautical speak) you stuck your head out of a hatch to get the required headroom. You could therefore smile and wave to passers bye as you strained to your morning labours. haha Anyway, we set off in lovely spring weather which lasted the first hour and then it rained for a week with not a lot of wind! Ho hum! there you go for typical English weather! Brilliant wife that she is, she knuckled down and put a brave face on it (stiff upper lip, you know, what!) and we had an eventful week. We certainly havn't forgotten it!!
• United States
13 Jan 08
But what if your favorite football team had a match the same weekend?Or it was a World Cup year?Would you postpone the trip or would you still take your trip?
@smacksman (6074)
13 Jan 08
Yes, sorry about that - I was a bit off topic. Although I was in all the teams, including basketball, at school and loved it and still do, I'm not fanatical about sport or teams enough to disrupt my life. Ok, I will plan ahead around certain fixtures and try to keep the time free but if something comes up to do with my wife or family then sport will have to take second place. Having said that, I remember a few weddings where half the guests were found in front of the television watching the Open Golf Championship or a cricket Test Match or something. haha
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
12 Jan 08
This depends on the situation and what was involved in the planning. Aside from UFC my husband isn't a big sports fan. If something came up with the UFC though and we had to change plans, I would be right there watching with him! He better follow through next time and not make a habit of it. We don't get romantic evenings out anymore since our daughter was born almost 2 years ago. We don't live near family. She has only been left for an hour or two with my husband's parents a couple of times, and then with my parents for an hour or so a couple of times.
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• United States
13 Jan 08
It sounds like a great romantic evening for you two would be a nice night in.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
12 Jan 08
Well it depends, but I think I would be more tolerant in the matter. If something came up like what you described Sarah or something else recreational that couldn't be avoided, I'd try to be more understanding. I do hope the same courtesy is extended to me (but part of me doubts it).
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• United States
12 Jan 08
I would hope since you accepted his raincheck that he would accept yours. If not, he is the wrong guy.
• United States
11 Jan 08
It would royally p*ss me off. I think that kind of thing is ridiculous. Call me selfish, but sorry, I come first. I couldn't possibly stand to be with a sports fan guy. I can't stand sports at all, I think it's stupid.
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• United States
12 Jan 08
I am the complete opposite. I couldn't be with a guy that Didn't like sports, especially hockey and pro football.I would get tired trying to explain to a guy Why I have to watch the playoffs.
• United States
11 Jan 08
I'd be really offended. It's not like, with today's technology, you can't record it for later use. I know recording it is supposed to be illegal and all, but you're not going to sell it or anything, you're only taping it to watch later, no big deal. There are far more important things in life than sports. For example, your love life, especially if you're married.
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• United States
12 Jan 08
There is a love life After marriage? just kidding. Maybe because I am not married and I love it when my teams make it to the playoffs , I would whole heartedly understand.Especially when your team Finally got to the playoffs.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
11 Jan 08
I would understand, too. I probably wouldn't watch the game with them, as I don't like most sports, but to each their own. A raincheck would be fine with me, as long as they also accepted when I needed to change plans to do my social change work (turn about is fair play).
• United States
12 Jan 08
Mutual respect is key.Things come up and plans do change. Understanding each other is great.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
12 Jan 08
It wouldn't bother me either....my son has always been so into sports that I got caught up in it several years ago. When the twins went to the World Series we sat with out homer hankies and cheered every game we could...and I won't miss watching a Vikings game! LOL....and you know what? You can make watching sports a very romantic date! LOL..especially football!
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