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AIBU to not find it funny?

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Joolsy Sun 06-Oct-13 22:00:05

I bought myself a really nice (I think) checked shirt last weekend. First time I put it on OH starts singing "I'm a lumberjack and I'm ok". Managed to ignore it. Wore it again yesterday and sure enough, he starts singing that line from the lumberjack song several times over the course of the morning, obviously trying to wind me up & thinking it's hilarious. In the end I told him to maybe think up an original, funny joke & that I didn't find it funny. He then got in a strop & said I should take him as he is & not try to change him. Who was in the right/wrong? Thanks in advance

CoffeeTea103 Sun 06-Oct-13 22:02:37

You wouldn't believe but the exact same thing happened to me. My DH kept asking if I'm off to chop up some wood. Ugh have worn that shirt since.

Joolsy Sun 06-Oct-13 22:04:15

Ha ha! I thought maybe I had a sense of humour bypass, but no, it really wasn't funny. Glad I'm not the only one. But I still like the shirt.

Donkeyok Sun 06-Oct-13 22:05:09

Buy him one for Christmas and when he opens it you can sing
"Your a lumberjack and I don't care"

SPsTwerkingNineToFive Sun 06-Oct-13 22:05:21

I laughed reading the OP.

InTheRedCorner Sun 06-Oct-13 22:06:40

You have the higher ground seeing as your men know nothing about fashion!

The death stare normally stops this behaviour in our house.

Toadinthehole Sun 06-Oct-13 22:07:35

Next time you spend an evening out, start singing about how you "put on women's clothing and hang around in bars".

I'm afraid that in the meantime you sound a bit like one of the Mounties. WIth your DH on this one.

CajaDeLaMemoria Sun 06-Oct-13 22:10:38

You'll hear the same thing everywhere if you wear a checked shirt.

It's the 'approved' funny thing to say to people in checked shirts. It doesn't really matter if its funny. People seem to believe it's hilarious.

Humour him, and find an annoying song to sing back. A loud round of 'I know a song that will get on your nerves'?

YouTheCat Sun 06-Oct-13 22:13:36

Buy him suspenders and a bra and sing it back at him? grin

AnneTwacky Sun 06-Oct-13 22:13:53

Buy him spam for all his meals.

YoMamma Sun 06-Oct-13 22:14:10

My DH does this sort if thing all the time. When I wear gladiator sandals I am asked if I'm on my way to the colosseum, when I wear some low heeled ankle boots I am told I look like a cowgirl, etc etc. Never funny!!

DeckSwabber Sun 06-Oct-13 22:16:50

I would be the one singing the song in our house.

Toadinthehole Sun 06-Oct-13 22:16:59


Don't you mean "buttered scones"?

runningonwillpower Sun 06-Oct-13 22:17:27

I pointed out to friend that a woman nearby was wearing the same checked shirt as I was. She replied, 'yes, you both look like farmers'.

So, not always lumberjacks.

Nishky Sun 06-Oct-13 22:20:21

I bought what I thought was a lively striped jumper. My dh and a friend have commented on my Dennis the menace vibe angry

Nishky Sun 06-Oct-13 22:20:40

Lovely, obviously.

DukeSilver Sun 06-Oct-13 22:20:58

Oh dear...I sing that song to myself when I wear my checked shirt grin

Writerwannabe83 Sun 06-Oct-13 22:20:59

I went to my sisters the other day and she excitedly dragged me upstairs to show me the new shirt she had just bought. To my complete shock and horror she pulls a checked shirt out that looked exactly like something a farmer would wear! I was absolutely Gobsmacked!! She saw my facial expression and weakly said, "Don't you like it?"

I couldn't even lie to her because I was that speechless grin

WorraLiberty Sun 06-Oct-13 22:22:38

I've sung that loads of times to DH when he wears a checked shirt.

Thankfully he doesn't take himself too seriously.

PoppyWearer Sun 06-Oct-13 22:25:21

I've worn checked shirts all my life (pre-90s grunge) and never once had someone sing that to me! And my DDad is a) a huge Monty Python fan and b) very crass and insensitive.

I'm starting to feel a bit as if I've missed out....

I have at least two checked shirts hanging in my wardrobe currently. Just thought of another one. At least three. Possibly more.

YouTheCat Sun 06-Oct-13 22:27:33

Poppy, you are actually a lumberjack, aren't you? grin

Toadinthehole Sun 06-Oct-13 22:28:45

I am horrified at the fashion crimes being disclosed on this thread.

Mehrida Sun 06-Oct-13 22:30:13

Can't you just reply something about chopping wood if he carries on like that? Or that it's an appropriate outfit as you're lumbered with him?

Yanbu to not find it funny.

Yabu to be bothered by a stupid joke.

YouTheCat Sun 06-Oct-13 22:30:56

And anyway, the lumberjack in that sketch isn't a lumberjack. He just wants to be one. He's actually a rather bloodthirsty barber.

WorraLiberty Sun 06-Oct-13 22:31:28

Poppy are you ok?

And how many hours do you work? grin

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