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michiel
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Reged: 09/16/04

Loc: The hague Netherlands
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: wormstar]
      #3774897 - 04/29/10 06:26 AM

Quote:

I buy and sell scopes and mounts so fast my wife gets dizzy-all she sees is boxes coming and going and has no idea what's what-works great!



This is exactly my strategy


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DaemonGPF
Redonkulous
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Reged: 03/22/08

Loc: Aurora Colorado
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: johnfdean]
      #3775831 - 04/29/10 03:33 PM

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Wrong approach. Next time buy her the mount for her birthday.




That would certainly cause a fatality in this household..

I have to say mine has been pretty flexible in my astro-gear endeavors. She's come to realize it's less expensive, and much less problematic than my car tuning hobby. It definitely goes more smoothly when I offset new procurement expenses by selling off existing gear. It doesn't go so well when I mention buying a mount that would fully pay for a car.


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Wes James
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Reged: 04/12/06

Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: DaemonGPF]
      #3775970 - 04/29/10 04:20 PM

Get yourself a Post Office Box... in a post office- and then have your stuff shipped there! Then, you can disassemble it on your way home/in your car- and bring things in little pieces. Raises very little suspicion. Then, one day, you come walking out of the spare bedroom- or shop with a new telescope, and you can say "Oh, it's just something I assembled out of some extra parts..."

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nemo129
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Reged: 01/03/10

Loc: WMass
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Wes James]
      #3776358 - 04/29/10 07:18 PM

I am learning some very bad but effective stategies in this thread. I'm also laughing out loud alot..which might attract my wife to the PC...and I do not want her reading this! Wes, you are too funny with the PO box scenario. I could really see myself doing that. Thanks Matty for starting this thread..it is a riot! I was planning on selling some surplus stuff..EPs and finder scopes..etc. Time to get the confusion plan rolling!

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exitar01
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Reged: 04/22/09

Loc: Phoenix, Az
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Aircrftr]
      #3777709 - 04/30/10 11:58 AM

Didn't you promise her the moon and stars anyway? What does she have to be mad about?

Then again I'm single.


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akman1955
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Reged: 09/07/09

Loc: Alaska, USA
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3778332 - 04/30/10 04:57 PM

OOH! matty I can see lots of flight time for you in future. keep us posted..john

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Skylook123
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Reged: 04/30/05

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: akman1955]
      #3778435 - 04/30/10 06:02 PM

My wife often tells visitors at the scope, when they ask the price, that "I always tell him to buy the best of whatever he wants. Then I can do the same thing."

REALLY makes me think twice about some purchases...


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Sqeela
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Reged: 11/10/05

Loc: UK
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Skylook123]
      #3780017 - 05/01/10 05:08 PM

Heh!! - this definitely wins the 'funniest thread name' award!

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mattyfatz
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/27/06

Loc: Boise Idaho
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Sqeela]
      #3780063 - 05/01/10 05:43 PM

Well. I just cleaned out the garage, bought her tickets to the Dave Matthews concert, sent her off to Austin for a kid free weekend, and I'm having her car detailed while she's gone.
Operation BUTTER UP Is in full swing. I may have peaked too early though. Larry P says the mount isn't quite ready. I hope this works


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bseltzer
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/28/07

Loc: East S.F.Bay, CA
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3780329 - 05/01/10 09:05 PM

Quote:


I'll just hide all the pointy things in the house, and buy her some flowers...




Pointy things, shmointy things...

I made the mistake years ago of teaching the little lady to shoot. The last "No Bull" match (nickle-sized targets at 200 yards) we were in, she beat the whole field using a borrowed gun.

Now you know why her trust is something I don't mess with...

-Bert


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mattyfatz
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 12/27/06

Loc: Boise Idaho
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: bseltzer]
      #3780516 - 05/01/10 11:22 PM

... Yeah well the Mrs. grew up, up here in Idaho. Not only can she shoot an elk from a mile away, she can field dress it record time. She's all neat and orderly about it too. Its a little scary. There is a picture in her parents house of her first "kill" when she was like 12. Up to her elbows in guts.. all smiles.
... I must have a death-wish messing with this woman.21


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10000rpm
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Reged: 07/18/09

Loc: Equatorial Singapore
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: mattyfatz]
      #3786558 - 05/04/10 07:29 PM

Hahahahaha. U guys all crack me up - from Matty's post title to all the devious ideas to outsmart the wifey!

But I fear wives with guns most. Thank God guns are banned here in Singapore. But on the other hand, knives can kill too!


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bseltzer
scholastic sledgehammer


Reged: 10/28/07

Loc: East S.F.Bay, CA
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: 10000rpm]
      #3786664 - 05/04/10 08:16 PM

Truth is, guns, knives, crayons, or crock-pots, it doesn't really matter. When dealing with she-who-must-be-obeyed, the thing to be remembered is you gotta sleep sometime

-Bert


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10000rpm
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Reged: 07/18/09

Loc: Equatorial Singapore
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: bseltzer]
      #3786727 - 05/04/10 08:56 PM

Quote:

the thing to be remembered is you gotta sleep sometime

-Bert




Abolutely! That was when Mr Bobbit lost his ......


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Darenwh
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Reged: 05/11/06

Loc: Covington, GA
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Aircrftr]
      #3787165 - 05/05/10 03:57 AM

Quote:

My Motto....
It's always easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission....




Note mine, Mine is, 'It will heal, then you can use the scope'


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mohananv
journeyman


Reged: 05/07/10

Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: Aircrftr]
      #3796732 - 05/10/10 06:37 AM

I know a guy who got AF1200 mount without telling his wife. She got a bit of a suprise when it arrived on her doorstep. I believe he slept on the couch for a week. But like Aircrftr said, its easier to forgive :>

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John Noble
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Reged: 05/07/08

Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: mohananv]
      #3797390 - 05/10/10 02:08 PM

Amusing thread, but I just don't get it.

My wife and I have our own "spending money" allocations in the household budget to do with as we please. I don't criticize her patently frivolous spending on junk like clothes and makeup, and she doesn't bug me about my Obviously Essential Equipment (except to point out that maybe I should consider owning a pair blue jeans without holes).

It works: we never argue about money and we never have to hide anything from each other.


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easye
Thinking Ahead
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Reged: 04/08/10

Loc: Moved to Long Island
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: John Noble]
      #3797676 - 05/10/10 04:52 PM

This post is hilarious!!! I can completely empathize. I'm a newbie and wifey and I are still feeling each other out in this game. Everyday is "What is coming in the mail today?" (at least that is what it feels like). Hey at least she hasn't offered to show me the stars for free (as in a wack in the head). LOL!!!

Edited by easye (05/10/10 04:59 PM)


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guyroch
Vendor (BackyardEOS)
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Reged: 01/22/08

Loc: Under the clouds!
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent new [Re: easye]
      #3798292 - 05/10/10 11:21 PM

Call the local radio station and arrange for her to win a cruise on the other side of the world (even if you have to pay the radio station it's still a good deal)... seriously though... good luck... RIP!

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matty
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Reged: 04/25/10

Loc: Bradentucky FL
Re: New Mount ordered! Divorce Imminent [Re: johnfdean]
      #3798936 - 05/11/10 10:49 AM

Quote:

Wrong approach. Next time buy her the mount for her birthday.




ala Homer theory! buy your wife a bowling ball for her birthday that has YOUR name engraved on it....works everytime....well, not really


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