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Wife-subduing air raid siren confiscated
Reuters ^ | Sat, Apr 19, 2003

Posted on 04/19/2003 4:50:33 AM PDT by JZoback

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 73-year-old man who used an air raid siren to stun his wife into submission has had it confiscated by German police.

 

"My wife never lets me get a word in edgeways," the man identified as Vladimir R. told Mannheim police. "So I crank up the siren and let it rip for a few minutes. It works every time. Afterwards, it's real quiet again."

A police spokesman said neighbours had complained at the noise from the 220-volt rooftop device, believed to be an old-fashioned air raid siren.

Rosina, Vladimir's wife of 32 years, said she sometimes had to yell to get his attention. "My husband is a stubborn mule so I have to get loud."




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I can identify with this man
1 posted on 04/19/2003 4:50:34 AM PDT by JZoback
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To: JZoback
So what do you use to shut her up?

This is tooooooooo funny.


2 posted on 04/19/2003 4:52:29 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: Just mythoughts
"Honey, can I say something?"

No!!!

I just start laughing which just makes her even more mad, so mad she clams up.

3 posted on 04/19/2003 5:01:28 AM PDT by JZoback (Don't have such an open mind, your brain falls out)
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To: JZoback
LOL

Still laughing about visuals that come to mind of a 73 year old blasting the old gal.

I see a sparkle in his eyes.

Somethings never change.
4 posted on 04/19/2003 5:22:37 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: JZoback
LOL! What husband hasn't wanted one of these at least once?
5 posted on 04/19/2003 11:28:52 AM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: annyokie
Well, I'd tell you one thing.

If I had one, I'd only get to use it once. It better be for a good reason :)

6 posted on 04/19/2003 11:38:07 AM PDT by JZoback (Don't have such an open mind, your brain falls out)
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To: JZoback
LOL! Are you saying Mama would insert in the no sunshine spot? Seriously, the airhorn thing can't be any worse than the compulsion to tell one's loved one the STFU!! Not that I'd do that either.
7 posted on 04/19/2003 11:43:03 AM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: annyokie
During an arguement I never make enough noise to keep me from hearing Mrs. Slim chambering a round.
8 posted on 04/19/2003 1:46:14 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Smart man! Make sure she only packs a revolver, that tell-tall clunck up the hammer being draw down is a life saver!
9 posted on 04/19/2003 1:48:50 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: annyokie
Got her a Smith 617 for Valentine's Day... Ol' Slim's quite the romantic eh?
10 posted on 04/19/2003 2:08:00 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Awwwww! I got a .380 from Mr. Anny. You two are a quite the gents!
11 posted on 04/19/2003 2:11:30 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: annyokie
Shucks.... < /rubbing toe on ground>
12 posted on 04/19/2003 2:16:34 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Tell Mrs Slim for me to give you a big sloppy kiss like I did Mr. Anny!
13 posted on 04/19/2003 2:28:40 PM PDT by annyokie (provacative yet educational reading alert)
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To: JZoback
"The ideal marriage is between a blind woman and a deaf man."--anonymous
14 posted on 04/20/2003 5:33:03 PM PDT by boris (Education is always painful; pain is always educational)
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To: boris
My wife keeps telling me I'm going deaf
15 posted on 04/20/2003 6:08:54 PM PDT by JZoback (Don't have such an open mind, your brain falls out)
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To: JZoback
The guy is a total idiot. I use a klaxon.
16 posted on 04/20/2003 6:58:04 PM PDT by Consort (Use only un-hyphenated words when posting.)
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I use a klaxon

Excuse my ignorance, but what is a Klaxon?

17 posted on 04/20/2003 7:02:50 PM PDT by JZoback (Don't have such an open mind, your brain falls out)
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To: JZoback
klaxon

n : a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles

aaaaaoooooooogghhhhhhhhhh

18 posted on 04/20/2003 7:08:33 PM PDT by Consort (Use only un-hyphenated words when posting.)
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To: Consort
Thanks.

Those old car horns! They were pretty neat.

19 posted on 04/20/2003 7:15:50 PM PDT by JZoback (Don't have such an open mind, your brain falls out)
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To: JZoback
"Excuse my ignorance, but what is a Klaxon?"

The kind on an ocean liner is so loud that nothing short of the End of the Universe justifies its use.

I was 14 when I first experienced a 'lifeboat drill'. Even with lots of pre-warning, the klaxon made me jump out of my skin. I could feel the bones in my ear slamming together. My jaw ached for days afterward.

--Boris

20 posted on 04/21/2003 6:38:06 PM PDT by boris (Education is always painful; pain is always educational)
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To: JZoback
My dad could well identify with this story...

My dad told me this story over and over again, to make the point, about his 'women' running their mouths constantly...

Dad says one day my grandmother, who was my moms mother, came over to visit us....we lived on the second floor of the house, and my aunt, who lived on the first floor, and who was my moms sister, came upstairs to visit...dad says, ,there are the kitchen table sat my grandmother, my mom, my aunt, and myself(I was just a girl of about 10)....dad says, ,he walked into the kitchen, and there were all four of us 'women', running our mouths, and all talking at the same time, and not one of us listening to what the others had to say...

He said, he just turned around and went back upstairs to the attic, where he had his little study and workroom...he figured he could be up there another 2-3 hours, before any of the womenfolk missed him, or before our mouths got tired...

Dad always thanked God, he had at least one son, with whom he could spent some 'quiet time'.....
21 posted on 04/21/2003 7:09:32 PM PDT by andysandmikesmom
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