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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

Anniegetyourgun Mon 07-Oct-13 10:42:00

Bah, once again missed a whole pageful. It's not funny an hour later <stamps foot>

Anniegetyourgun Mon 07-Oct-13 10:41:18

Her Papa is too girly to make such remarks. Or too busy pressing his wild flower collection.

GhostsInSnow Mon 07-Oct-13 09:54:06

Mine does it too, its funny.
I dress 'alternatively' shall we say, and one of my favourite shirts I owned a few years ago had hooks and clips on the back and sides (think like the clip on the end of a dog lead). I had to stop wearing it because I'd be at the sink randomly doing the dishes and walk off only to find he'd clipped me to the cupboards etc blush

ScarerAndFuck Mon 07-Oct-13 09:38:37

I think it's almost to be expected if you buy a checked shirt, someone will sing the song and think they are the first person ever to do so. In much the same way as when I tell people I have hearing problems, some joker will think it hilarious to say "what? pardon?" to me as thought nobody ever thought of that before hmm

The problem I would have is that singing it once or twice, briefly, might be funny. Singing it every time you wear it and for as long as it takes to get a reaction from you and wind you up would get annoying and boring.

As a teen I had a boyfriend who insisted on saying "etty-quetty" in the style of Baldrick from Blackadder and I just wanted to poke him in the eye because he said it so often. I still occasionally bump into him now and again and he seems to have moved on to 'garlic bread' and 'simples' now.

You were perhaps being a bit sensitive but he wasn't being original or even all that funny, especially if he was pushing you for a reaction rather than a laugh.

So I think him getting into a huff and sulking about being unappreciated and complaining about how you are trying to change him is the bigger problem than you not finding a joke song from 45 years ago all that funny when he's singing it to provoke you.

freddiefrog Mon 07-Oct-13 09:27:17

I got the same from my DH when I wore a checked shirt a little while ago. The first time I rolled my eyes and humoured him a bit, 2 hours later when he was still going on about it I asked him to change the record.

I wore a plain black shirt with jeans yesterday and he kept asking me when I was going to the office (apparently, I looked like a secretary). Again, 2 hours later I was sick of hearing it.

It's just over-egging it

I'm definately storing the chopper line for next time I wear the checked shirt though

MrsOakenshield Mon 07-Oct-13 09:20:09

it's such a boringly tiresomely predictable thing to do. Is his sense of 'humour' always as unoriginal as this grin?

2tiredtocare Mon 07-Oct-13 09:14:48

Some builders sang the the,e tune to raw hide as I passed in my poncho

Joolsy Mon 07-Oct-13 08:05:25

Thanks all, and I love sydlexic's idea - will def try that one!!!!!

sydlexic Mon 07-Oct-13 06:52:54

Tell him he can't be a lumberjack because his chopper is not big enough.

MrsWolowitz Mon 07-Oct-13 06:24:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Toadinthehole Mon 07-Oct-13 06:16:19



MapofTassie Mon 07-Oct-13 06:08:24

I have 2 checked shirts that I wear for gardening.
The DSs call them my scarecrow shirts.
Much to DH's amusement.

LindyHemming Mon 07-Oct-13 03:49:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Idocrazythings Mon 07-Oct-13 03:05:48

I have a green top I really liked. Until DH kept saying I looked like gumby. Now I hardly wear it. He has put me off it.

Idocrazythings Mon 07-Oct-13 03:05:32

I have a green top I really liked. Until DH kept saying I looked like gumby. Now I hardly wear it. He has put me off it.

CharityFunDay Mon 07-Oct-13 01:05:46

Monty Python bores are legitimate targets for murder in my book.



JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 07-Oct-13 01:01:43


Weeantwee Mon 07-Oct-13 00:55:40

I have a checked shirt which DH thinks I'm sexy in for some reason. I mostly wear it when I'm cleaning the house and haven't bothered showering confused

OldBagWantsNewBag Mon 07-Oct-13 00:50:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Gruntfuttock Mon 07-Oct-13 00:35:55

Lighten up.

GruffBillyGoat Mon 07-Oct-13 00:07:25

DP gets called Charlie Brown every time he wears a particular striped shirt. To be honest I hate the shirt with a passion, so may be trying to annoy him in to not wearing it anymore. Either humor the man, or show up with an axe.

quoteunquote Sun 06-Oct-13 23:22:05

go and do a chainsaw course (surprisingly good fun) get the trousers , boots, and mask, and the next time he he starts singing, start the chainsaw and look annoyed, he won't do it again.

mumof2aimingfor4 Sun 06-Oct-13 23:15:44

Personally I would turn the tables, tie it at the waist wear a little denim mini skirt/denim shorts and put your hair in bunches (if long enough). My OH would go crazy (in a good way) for me. Then at least the next time you wear it he'll have cheeky thoughts ;)

flipchart Sun 06-Oct-13 23:14:03

When I wear my really high shoes DH calls me Avaline ( from bread)
That is obviously not a complement!

DiseasesOfTheSheep Sun 06-Oct-13 23:11:32

Checked shirts are cool.

The lumberjack song is cool.

What's to get upset about?

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