My wife does not work My wife doesn't work!!! Conversation between a husband (H) and a psychologist (P): Q: what do you do for a living Mr. Rogers? H: I work as an accountant in a bank. P: Your wife? H: She doesn't work. She's a housewife. Q: Who makes breakfast for your family? H: My wife, because she doesn't work Q: What time does your wife wake? H: She wakes up early because it has to be organised. She organizes the lunch for the children, ensures that they are well-dressed and combed, if they had breakfast, if they brush their teeth and take all their school supplies. She wakes with the baby and changes diapers and clothes. Breastfeeds and makes snacks as well. Q: How do your children get to school? H: My wife takes them to school, because she doesn't work. P: After taking their children to school, what does she do? H: Usually takes a while to figure something out that she can do while she is out, so she doesn't have to pack and unpack the carseat too many times, like drop off bills or to make a stop at the supermarket. Sometimes she forgets something and has to make the trip all over again, baby in tow. Once back home, she has to feed the baby lunch and breastfeed again, get the baby's diaper changed and ready for a nap, sort the kitchen and then will take care of laundry and cleaning of the house. You know, because she doesn't work. P: In the evening, after returning home from the office, what are you doing? H: Rest, of course. Well, I'm tired after working all day in the bank. Q: What does your wife do at night? H: She makes dinner, serves my children and I, washes the dishes, orders once more the house, makes sure the dog is put away as well as any left over dinner. After helping children with HW she gets them prepared to sleep in pajamas and the baby is in fresh diapers, gives warm milk, verifies they brush their teeth. Once in bed she wakes frequently to continue to breastfeed and possibly change a diaper if needed while we rest. Because she doesn't have to get up for work.
-This is the daily routine of many women all over the world, it starts in the morning and continues until the wee hours of the night... This is called "doesn't work"?! Being a housewife has no diplomas, but has a key role in family life! Enjoy and appreciate your wife, mother, grandma, aunt, sister, daughter... Because their sacrifice is priceless. Somebody asked her... You are a woman who works or is it just "housewife"?? She replied: I work as a wife of the home, 24 hours a day.. I am a mother, I am a woman, I am a daughter, I'm the alarm clock, I'm the cook, I'm the maid, I am the master, I'm the bartender, I'm the babysitter, I'm a nurse, I am a manual worker, I'm a security officer, I'm the advisor, I am the comforter, I don't have a vacation, I don't have a licence for disease. I don't have a day off I work day and night, I'm on duty all the time, I do not receive salary and... Even so, I often hear the phrase: " but what do you do all day?" Dedicated to all the women who give their lives for the welfare of their families The woman is like salt: Her presence is not remembered, but its absence makes everything left without flavor. Share with all the beautiful ladies of your life.
It isn’t just because the proposed new flag is ugly. Although it is, in my view, ugly. It looks like a company logo designed at a brain storming session in the tearoom and then mocked up on someone’s computer. It doesn’t inspire me, or speak to me. I think it looks like something you’d see at a display stand for a company that doesn’t understand what good design means.
If we wanted something awesome, we should have got a team of designers to come up with something that speaks to who we are. At the very least there should have been a designer on the panel appointed to select the flags we got to choose from.
There wasn’t. Not one.
It isn’t just because the RSA don’t want it, but that’s a pretty good reason all by itself. These are the men and women who went off to foreign fields and fought to protect the freedoms we all enjoy (including the freedom to change our flag) and I think their view holds special weight.
It isn’t because I’m opposed to change. I’m not. I love change. I love the practice of periodically rethinking what we’re doing, how we’re doing it, and whether there might be a better way. I’ve tried to live my life doing just that.
It isn’t about the politics of whether I do or don’t like John Key. That would be a silly basis on which to make a decision like this.
The real reason I voted to keep the flag is that it is, I believe, a shameful waste of money. Absolutely shameful.
If we were a rich country, and we could afford everything we really need, then that would be one thing, but we’re not. We can’t afford life-saving melanoma drugs. We can’t afford better buildings for schools which have been waiting years to have damp and crappy classrooms replaced. We can’t afford all the hip replacements, knee replacements, ear operations and a gazillion other medical procedures people need that they can’t get. We can’t afford to fund the kind of science and research that we desperately need to be doing if we’re ever going to lift our economy to where it could be. We can’t afford to properly fund social service agencies doing incredibly important work in our communities all over the country every single day.
I could go on for days and days and days about all the important things we should have but we can’t afford.
And it isn’t just the cost of the referendum, it’s the cost of replacing all the flags on all the buildings, and uniforms, and letterheads, and a hundred other places the NZ flag appears. No one has said how much that cost will be.
Still, even if it was just the cost of the referendum itself, I would still be voting no.
It is, I believe, shameful, so I voted to keep the flag.
AN UPDATE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T READ THE POST PROPERLY:
Just for all the people who keep saying the money is already spent... it isn't. If you'd read the above post you would have seen my argument that we've spent $26m on the referendum but there is still many millions more we will have to spend actually changing the flag. So the money isn't already spent. Some of it is, but there are millions more to come if we did actually change it.
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Both of these chaps made their debuts for their respected @NRL teams this year, both boys kicked the winning points for their teams, both got interviewed after their games....This was the outcome.. there is a fine line between being humble and being arrogant..credit: Celia Roache
New Zealand has voted to retain our current flag and I’m proud that more than 2 million New Zealanders participated in this important discussion and referendum on our national identity. Now a flag has been decided I encourage all New Zealanders to use it, embrace it and, more importantly, be proud of it.
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