Question by Joe L: Is my marriage an under-resourced and oversold project?
I think I took an order for a project without getting a full set of specifications or test requirements. This was supposed to be working in 3 years and it’s gone on for 12 instead. We’ve missed all the deadlines, people are quitting, and the system still doesn’t work. I think we are in worse shape than the deep tunnel in boston, or the yangtze river dam in china.

If this was a small R&D effort we would probably have thrown in the towel long ago. But this is different… one of a kind. If it works like the power point picture we could dominate the world. We could make energy from water. Feed the hungry. And free all prisoners.

We’ve got most of the mechanicals built and three million lines of software code. There is a team of people in bangalore running a simulation program to debug it but some cows ate the master disk and they have to start all over.

We contacted several governments for help, including the US, russia, and switzerland, but they told us “sorry, we can give you the speed of light and the recipe for coca-cola, but we have no idea how to make your wife fall in love with you all over again”.

I don’t want to give up, there is way too much invested. But I have no idea what to do and I’m very frustrated.

Is it possible that Obama could cut me in on the stimulus package?

Best answer:

Answer by Ryan N
If you stop your self-pity party (I’ve seen several of your posts already) and take action, you’ll find that it’s a lot more beneficial to you, your wife, and your children than moping about what’s wrong.

YOU ARE THE MAN IN THE FAMILY. DO SOMETHING. Don’t just sit there and watch your family fall apart. Get off your butt and start working on your marriage.

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