Squeezing in that ice cold beer: The art of time delay

I’d like to make all women out there who are dating an aussie bloke stop and think for a moment. Have you ever noticed strange inconsistencies with your man’s timing, e.g. he should have arrived at a location a little earlier but strangely, he hasn’t made it there yet?
Perhaps he’s only 30 mins late, possible right? After all traffic could always be bad, they had to wait extra time in that queue, or perhaps a mate wasn’t very organised (common excuse).
Light bulbs pinging left, right and centre yet?!
YEP it’s a beer stop.

Ice Cold Beer - Time Delay Reward
Ice Cold Beer – Time Delay Reward

If you have a bloke anything like mine, beer ranks very high on the scale of life’s list of priorities. It’s their time out, time for a yarn, their time to escape, or their down time. Like any young boy who has a secret clubhouse in the woods where they escape their parents, they drop off the radar, and as adults, the pub is the new clubhouse. The ultimate mans lair. Out of sight, and completely out of the mind of the missus!
Here, with the help of their cleverly implemented time delay they are slipping out of existence for 30-60 minutes just kick back and relax.
As the friggin missus, the person he spins these white lies to, I have to wonder why he needs this time out. Is it me? Am I so awful, are the kids so crazy? Well, yes and no. I’ll give him a hard time about the pub, but I still wouldn’t prevent him from going. It would be like taking a lolly from a child. He needs his down time, as much as I need mine. After all, I love wasting time equally as much, wandering (childless) around the shopping centre – coffee in hand, that’s my escape.
So why do they lie?!
Well, aussie blokes are simple yet charming creatures. While its still mostly a mystery to me, perhaps they wish to hide their love for beer, perhaps they see this as a weakness! Yes, they are very proud, aussie men, but that story is for another day.

Any thoughts? Blokes? Ladies?


4 thoughts on “Squeezing in that ice cold beer: The art of time delay

  1. Your work reminds me that I still recall my trips to St. Kilda!

  2. The Espy?

    Nice spot to escape on the balcony there 🙂

  3. My bloke isn’t Aussie, but I think the deep-seated need for a beer stop is internationally true! Why the white lies? Stolen pleasures are the greatest! I think you’re right about the sense of escape – if you have official permission to stop for a beer, are you really slipping out of existence for an hour?

  4. Yes I agree, I reckon this is probably a common trends with guys.
    I suppose being at home with one child, and pregnant with next, I can’t slip out for a beer without being noticed. Bit jealous and very emotional, even when lies are white lies 🙂

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