Men, why do they act so child-like sometimes?

United States
March 10, 2016 11:57am CST
My husband is no kid, he will be 73 in a few months. So being young and stupid is no excuse for what he just did. We took a golf cart ride up to the back of our property - as far up hill as we could go. Instead of going back down the hill the same way we went up, he decided to cut across the creek. He said, "I shouldn't try this." as it did it anyway and we got stuck. So he wasted a gallon of gas gunning the engine, but we didn't move. This is a deep 'V' where he tried to cross over and since he couldn't back up, the only way was forward, uphill and very fast. I thought I was in a wreck on the interstate. I didn't think he would do it, but he did. So after I screamed at him loud enough to hear in the next county I told him what I thought of his stupid idea. I have a few little cuts on my arm, not sure they got there. My right hand hurts from hanging onto Ruby's collar so tight and my leg hurts where I hit something. Other than that it was a wonderful ride. There are some things I let slide, but I guaranty this isn't one of them. I don't know if he did any damage to his 'toy' but believe me if he did that's too bad. Men....'nough said. Photo is mine
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@jstory07 (68372)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Mar 16
That does sound like a man to me. Men do all kind of weird things.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
They sure do.
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• Pensacola, Florida
10 Mar 16
My favorite is when they expect to be picked up after all the time. Oh men.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I don't pick up after him, except in the kitchen! That's a given!
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• Pensacola, Florida
10 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Well at least you've trained him well. Lol
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• United States
10 Mar 16
@lexiconlover It took 18 years.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Mar 16
Oh yea that statement says it all. MEN Gotta love their childlike ways.... sometimes lol.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I told him I won't be riding with him ever again - like that bothered him LOL.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill LOL omg I love that. I don't blame you maybe you should ask to drive. Might be a much less dangerous ride lol.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 I sure would stay on flat ground, not climb mountains!
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@LadyDuck (164154)
• Switzerland
10 Mar 16
If his toy has suffered some damages you are going to know very soon. I hate when they do things like this.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
He hasn't said a word about it,I will look at it later when he grills out.
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@LadyDuck (164154)
• Switzerland
11 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill What about Ruby? Poor girl I imagine she was also scared.
@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Mar 16
If he did damage to his toy then he has learned a lesson.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
That's true, but they have short memories too!
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Sometimes they have long memories depending on what it is.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
10 Mar 16
My daddy is 75 and does things like that too
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I think they get worse the older they get.
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@Corbin5 (109821)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Well, he did deserve to be reprimanded by you! Somebody's got to put those men in their place and they have to be watched very carefully because they will just do silly things again and again. My husband is 67 years old and drives a Porsche which is the car that replaced the Corvette. He did get speeding tickets in those two cars, and I told him that if he ever loses his license due to too many speeding tickets I will not drive him anywhere he has to go! So there!
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I wish my husband had a Porschce! LOL! My husband doesn't speed, but sometimes he drives too slow.
• Eugene, Oregon
10 Mar 16
It was hard to hit the "like" button on this one, since, as some comic says, " I resemble that remark." I can't blame you for being upset though.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
Sorry I got ina pickel LOL...it wasn't fun and I will play it up for a few days you better believe!
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Mar 16
I feel for you! They can just be SO stupid at times. Too macho for their own good.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
I made hi feel bad for several hours and I can guaranty I'll mention it a few more times today.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Might as well make the most you can out of it. :)
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• United States
11 Mar 16
@JudyEv I plan to - I think he need to take me out to dinner tonight.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Mar 16
lol, I am fairly certain we women also do things that we know better sometimes!
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• United States
11 Mar 16
I would never do what he did.
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• Centralia, Missouri
11 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill no doubt, but I know I have had my own share of silly decisions
• United States
11 Mar 16
@Jessicalynnt I have also - but when I was young...
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
11 Mar 16
Lol that's hilarious!
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• United States
11 Mar 16
I don't think so!
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@Drosophila (16705)
• Ireland
11 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill A japanese AV star once said "Only a man who truly love you will show you his child-like side.."
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• United States
11 Mar 16
@Drosophila Oh really hum....I don't think I've heard that one before.
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@celticeagle (118651)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Mar 16
This reminds me of how happy I am not with my ex any longer. We had a favorite spot we used to go camping here and it was a lovely meadow. But in the Spring the creek would get high. One such time he insisted on going through the creek and going further on the other side of the meadow. We got stuck and it got so late we had to stay there that night. I was afraid we would wake up the next morning and wouldn't be able to get out. But we did. Men!
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• United States
11 Mar 16
See, they all do something off the wall at times...glad you made it out of there.
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@celticeagle (118651)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill .....Yes, they do. Like little boys.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
@celticeagle Little boys with expensive toys, a bad combination.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
Sometimes men... like to do things their way! Hopefully you feel better soon!
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I feel the 'pain' lasting a long long long time!
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• United States
10 Mar 16
Hope you feel better :) @AbbyGreenhill
• United States
10 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby My arm is a little sore, but not too bad - but I think I'll play it up for a day longer LOL
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
10 Mar 16
We just bought a new car to keep in Florida. I don't want my husband to drive it for the very same reasons.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I don't think your husband would do my mine did in a brand new car....I hope not anyway.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Don't be so sure. He likes to "open" it up, like he did with the salesman screaming in the back seat.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
@DianneN That's not good, they give tickets for that.
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@nanette64 (17729)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Mar 16
Even at 73 @AbbyGreenhill , they still think they're 17.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
He usually acts 107 LOL!
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@nanette64 (17729)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Oh lordy; not that's a good one.
@KristenH (24396)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
11 Mar 16
Glad you're all right Abby.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
Thanks, me too LOL!
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@KristenH (24396)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
11 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill My pleasure my friend. Phew!
• United States
11 Mar 16
He sounds like an adventurer! Maybe an all terrain vehicle would suit him better!
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• United States
11 Mar 16
He didn't want one of them..I suggested that years ago...I am glad he doesn't want one.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill Imagine the havoc!
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I would say more hedonistic and risk-taking than woman but saying 'childish' naw cause a kid would run and never use a vehicle to cross the creek SO that makes your young almost 73 year old, quite mature ! Sorry you were a little banged up though Abby
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• United States
10 Mar 16
I'll live, he might not LOL!
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• United States
10 Mar 16
@AbbyGreenhill oh eeh gadz !
• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
12 Mar 16
there is a funny expression "the first 40 years in a childhood period of every man are the hardest" The key words here are "the first 40 years" but i think the number can be easily changed
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• United States
12 Mar 16
I guess the second 40 years are just as hard - for those around that man.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
Such a man thing to do lol. I guess it doesn't matter how old they are, they still make dumb choices sometimes lol.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
With age does not always come wisdom.
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