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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 18-07-2016, 21:32
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We revolve into our roles

And guess we enjoy them

I enjoy he does the man thing

He enjoys I do the woman thing

But make no mistake, I'm not the little woman anymore than he is the macho male

We are just two people who have lived together for 50 + years

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What was the weather like? I find that in very warm weather the smell can be a lot worse than when it is cooler.

I use bio laundry liquid and now just add another cap-full when the weather gets hotter - does the job nicely
Same here. That does work well and better for the environment. My Mrs does a good impression of a dragster when I threaten to give her the job (no pun!)

I am well used to it now.

As far as the SOG is concerned I tried the advised no chem's method. I only did it once though and we were on an ayre. Near on blew my head off.... Blimey Crivvens and Jings man... I only did that once. Back to the Aldi washing bio fluid. Quickstyle.. I find that works very well and a lot cheaper too

Did not order the SOG on our new van. Fook dat....


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I'm one of those unfortunate people who has very little sense of smell most of the time. It's not nice but a real bonus when it comes to emptying cassettes.

We have a fan vented cassette (not a SOG but the Thetford "through the floor" type). We never use chemicals and it can hummmm a bit when emptying in warm weather. I can happily tip it down with a smile on my face whilst onlookers turn away and gasp.

I'd rather have a good sense of smell though, mine returns occasionally for no obvious reason (medics baffled) and you've no idea just how sweet the world can smell when you haven't been able to sample it for six months - even the sh1t smells wonderful.
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So I'm aware that I have a very low wretching reflex for smells, but the other WE emptying the Chem Loo I had to discard it mid act, dive for fresh air and wretch at the side. This happened 3 times during emptying . There was only 2 ppl, night use worth of liquids in there (I'm aware that I might have to hand in my man-card).

Does anyone else have this problem? Do I really need to go full Breaking Bad on this?
You sound like my husband and his solution is ...................

Get me to do it!

But I would rather do it than not use the van which is what it would come down to if he had to do it. He wasn't good with nappies either.

On the other hand I can't cope with vomit so with kids it was great to be able to share tasks
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You sound like my husband and his solution is ...................

Get me to do it!

But I would rather do it than not use the van which is what it would come down to if he had to do it. He wasn't good with nappies either.

On the other hand I can't cope with vomit so with kids it was great to be able to share tasks
Currently I've only jokingly suggested that she has a go, currently... If I don't get used to it, well we'll have to have a chat about it

When it's the lads in the van, the rule is clear: You use it, you empty it... they are not aware of the GF exemption clause

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Emptying the bog has always been my job.

Well, that is until I had my surgery and chemo - during which Lynda took over the chore as I was physically unable.

To my utter amazement during our recent visit to the Ardèche she continued the practice.

I have not complained!
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No question about who does what in my motorhome. I do everything!! The downside of travelling solo.

There are many upsides too:

It's not morning yet, why are you up and making a noise?
We weren't supposed to go that way!
You spent how much on that piece of junk?
I'm fed up. I wanna go home!
Bl++dy idiots. Where do these (?) people get their drivers' licences!
Stupid, stupid Tom-Tom
What's for dinner? I'm hungry.
Fish again. I want a steak!
Why's there no beer in the fridge?

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If necessary I'll empty the cassette

Goodness knows in my life as a nurse I've been well acquainted with bodily functions , in some cases too well aquainted, still remember at 20 a patient vomiting feacal vomit all over me, it was dripping off my cap, and I kept smiling, reassuring him it was ok, no harm done

But as long as Albert

I won't

And as long as I do the things I do, he won't

So he won't need to clean the toilet or bathroom

That's my job

It all works out in the end

We do much the same chore wise

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I believe that smell is one of the most powerful stimuli to trigger memories - if we smell a familiar aroma you KNOW you have smelled it before and may be able to remember where, when and what......

That may well be why your response is so powerful (and I am not knocking you in any way but just trying to perhaps explain) your childhood memories were less than pleasurable over such things and your brain recalls the unpleasant experience that you had then......

Sadly, I have never heard of any way of over-powering such stimuli so that it becomes a task that you can tackle....

I do know of one person who always complained that he had no sense of smell at all - which also goes with markedly reduced flavour sense, as the two senses are closely inter-linked, but he would NEVER empty the cat litter tray although dirty nappies were no problem..... curious things senses and memories......

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