Are you High Maintenance or Low?

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    Apr 21, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    My husband always claims I’m the high maintenance one. But lets review the facts shall we…

    When we met, I hadn’t ever set foot in a designer clothing store. Not A&F, or Banana or Structure. I hadn’t owned a television in over three years. I spent most of my money on books.

    Now, my work clothes are approximately 50% from Banana and Express and another 50% from TJ Maxx. Most of my spare time and cash is spent on re-enactment gear.

    Him. All of his clothes are Banana. He has his own personal shopper at the Alexandria store. He has a Banana charge card. He has to wash and wax his jeep at least once a week. Only imported beer will do. All electronics must be cased in black. He actually berated me once because when I was in Iraq and I ordered his christmas presents online and had them wrapped at the store, the wrapping paper clashed with his color scheme.

    So, tell me reasons why or why not, are you high maintenance?
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    Apr 21, 2008 12:18 AM GMT
    I liken myself to a 1964 Aston Martin DB5. When new I cost my parents a fortune. The maintenance has been ridiculous. Most of the time I am in the garage. But when I do work the result is breathtaking (as is my modesty). F--k with me and I have ejector seats, smoke screens, and bullet proof shields.

    Finally, it takes a team of people to maintain me (virtually an ecosystem).

    Terry
  • Timbales

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    Apr 21, 2008 1:25 AM GMT
    There are many ways one can be high maintenance.

    I think I'm probably average maintenance, but quite easy to please in many ways.
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    Apr 21, 2008 1:27 AM GMT
    My other half is the high maintenance one.

    My prized possessions are my books and my art supplies. Most of my clothing has paint on it and I don't mind dirt and dog slobber.

    I enjoy eating out, but prefer to cook at home. And I drive a jeep which is constantly getting muddy.

    I had my high maintenance phase in my 20's but it was short lived. I support his high maintenance and don't mind making him happy, but the older
    I get I just want to keep it simple. (Maybe I'm just getting lazy) icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 21, 2008 1:28 AM GMT
    I'm high maintenance and fabulous - but no problem - since I myself perform the maintenance!

    What - you thought it was an accident that I look like this at damn near 50?! Nobody knows the sheer Hell I go through to look like this! God - how I suffer! What wouldn't I give for a frickin' donut?!








    Just kidding!!! LOL
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    Apr 21, 2008 1:56 AM GMT
    I'd consider myself low maintenance.

    I dress mainly for comfort, I can appreciate the finer liquors and lagers/ales/imports, but I'm just at home with a nice domestic brew.

    I prefer bars and taverns over clubs.

    I own dark colored belts, and I mainly shop for clothing at Target, Kohl's and thrift stores.

    My idea of a night out on the town is seeing a first-run movie, independent film, or store-front theater production, and then getting some pie afterwards.
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    Apr 21, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    I'm shockingly easy to deal with for a high maintenance person, I think.
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    Apr 21, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidI'm high maintenance and fabulous - but no problem - since I myself perform the maintenance!

    What - you thought it was an accident that I look like this at damn near 50?! Nobody knows the sheer Hell I go through to look like this! God - how I suffer! What wouldn't I give for a frickin' donut?!

    Just kidding!!! LOL

    ZDrew said
    "I'm shockingly easy to deal with for a high maintenance person, I think."

    OMG... High maintenance that thinks its low maintenance. That's the worst type.

    "On the side is a really big thing with you isn't it Sally"

    Oh wait, that's for the movie quote thread.
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    Apr 21, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    I don't know if it's just where I grew up, but I never really think of high maintenance as concern for physical appearances... just requiring tremendous amounts of attention. But then again, maybe it's just me.
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    Apr 21, 2008 2:44 AM GMT
    I've formed a paradox around myself. I'm amazingly low maintnence, but it causes people to think they're doing someting wrong, and I'm just pretending that I'm fine.
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    Apr 21, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    I'm pretty low maintenance.

    OK, I do like high-end hair products, but that's about it.

    I buy most of my clothes and household stuff at Woolworths (Yes, that's right! Woolworths died in the states, but lives here in Ciudad Mexico!) and second-hand stores.

    And my last car in the states (I hoof it down here) is an '87 Camry wagon. I still use it when I'm up there.

    And I should add that my last home in the states was in Vallejo, CA (which has 116,000 people and no bookstores).
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    Apr 21, 2008 3:14 AM GMT
    I'm like a Rolls-Royce: the parts are expensive, but it runs forever.

    ;-)
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    Apr 21, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    Like a good Gemini, my maintenance level is variable.

    When it comes to, say, dining out, I'm very high maintenance. Picky, demanding, judgmental, etc.

    But then in the area of say, furniture or drinks, I'm easy to please. Give me a simple comfy sofa and some beer and I'm good for the evening!
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    Apr 21, 2008 4:15 AM GMT
    Paris Hilton is high maintenance, I on the other hand am not, or at least that is what I tell myself.

    Anyway I think that being high maintenance is as much attitude and expectations of and about other people as in what you may wear or where it was bought, or whether or not it matches ones color scheme, and then there are those who are emotionally high maintenance.
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    Apr 21, 2008 4:23 AM GMT
    Crimthann said...the wrapping paper clashed with his color scheme.


    That's funny!
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    Apr 21, 2008 4:25 AM GMT
    im pretty high...all the way up on that ladder....way high..yes..very high maintenance
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    Apr 21, 2008 5:24 AM GMT
    I am high maintenance.

    I like nice clothes and I want to live in a nice apartment with nice things.

    I want lots of love and lots of attention and I need lots of sex to quench my insane, insatiable sexual appetite.

    Maybe this is why I don't have a boyfriend, boo-hoo
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    Apr 21, 2008 5:29 AM GMT
    I'm definatly low maintenance.

    ~ I only have 2 pairs of shoes(one for work one for everything else)
    ~ I wear my pants till they fall apart then only get one pair to replace them
    ~ My shirts are all wrinkley and I like them that way
    ~ I can throw just anything on, don't care what it looks like
    ~ I'm not against wearing the same cloths 2 days in a row, as long as it don't smell and have any stains on it

    I don't mind nice clothing but I just never have gone outa my way to get any really. I am not much of a dress up person, more casual and comfort.
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    Apr 21, 2008 5:51 AM GMT
    I'm sorta high but I don't depend on others to keep me happy.

    The fact I use Anti-wrinkle creme at 22... but seriously you gotta start before you get them.. no use fighting them when there already there.

    I only wear Abercrombie but thats because I find all other clothing of low quality in material to it.

    And I bought my mom an over priced laundry hamper from Pottery Barn because the other one was cheap in my opinion but I like spoiling her because shes not a brand name whore like myself.

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    Apr 21, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    I like to think of myself as Low Maintainance despite...

    One third my wardrobe being Bespoke, and another third designer.

    Driving luxury marque auto's.

    World travel.

    Dining in ****, and concert going.

    Multiple homes.

    Etc.

    Primarily because I am genuinely just as happy in a pair of wranglers and a leather jacket riding my bike on some back road w/ a couple sanwiches, a six pack, and my partner (NNITO).

    Yeah, the toys are kind of fun once in a while; but they aren't either important, or what makes me happy.

    I have discovered though that 'things' tend to own you, not the other way round. I just spent 78k pounds to improve the drainage and 'stabalize' the foundations on our money pit. I have to be out of my mind - So take whatever I say with a big grain of salt.


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    Apr 21, 2008 11:02 AM GMT
    I am a very high low maintenance guyicon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 21, 2008 11:24 AM GMT
    redheadguy saidI am high maintenance.
    I like nice clothes and I want to live in a nice apartment with nice things.
    I want lots of love and lots of attention and I need lots of sex to quench my insane, insatiable sexual appetite.
    Maybe this is why I don't have a boyfriend, boo-hoo

    Spoken like Atty. Will Truman

    alexander7 saidI am a very high low maintenance guyicon_biggrin.gif

    ditto. credit goes out to my third world country of originicon_wink.gif
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    Apr 21, 2008 1:36 PM GMT
    I'm very low maintenance...like almost no maintenance.

    UNLESS I really like you, then I need constant assurance that you like me too.

    But other than that I'm still low maintenance. I have, but don't need fancy crap. I like to eat out, but it's only because I'm lazy and I like to be waited on. I'm kinda sloppy, but I do like to look good.

    whoa, I guess I am kinda high maintenance. who knew? icon_eek.gif
  • kjm1990

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    Apr 22, 2008 1:24 PM GMT
    depends i am moody *like all teen agers* it can vairy.
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    Apr 22, 2008 1:54 PM GMT
    High maintenance in terms of fashion, material things I am not. High maintenance in terms of integrity, honesty and what I want to get and give emotionally.yes, I am. No lazy assed, clueless romantics for me.