Sometimes, just sometimes, its easier to fib. It is. It's the kindest thing to do. You wouldn't want the poor lass getting all het up.
how do you break the news to your wife/significant other.
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Fixed it for you...
Got totally busted.
Went out with the kids.. came back and neighbours had taken delivery of my bike. They stick their head out the window as we arrived back and shouted that my new bike had arrived. For a minute my Mrs got all excited thinking id bought her a bike..
10 seconds silence..
Then.. 'I think you should buy me a bike too...'
at least she dident mention the doors....
As long as there's a bit left in the door kitty to get her a cheap but shiny bike then it's all gravy.
easier to ask for forgiveness than permission
Well done Mrs CloudNine! And much funnier then most of the posts in this thread.
So now you've got to buy her a bike and pay for the new french doors
You sir, are boned
Surely something along the lines of "I've been thinking about your back doors but got distracted and bought a bike instead" - will either prompt her feeling relieved or disappointed?
I love this tormented hiding things from your partner stuff. It's slightly tragic and makes me feel vaguely fortunate.
Right now, in the cupboard under my stairs, are two carrier bags stuffed full of brand new XT bits belonging to my mate, who is hiding them from his wife - not because he's not 'allowed' to buy them and build up a new bike, but because he's terrified that the sheer number of boxes would bring the reality of his addiction home to roost.
Mind you, knowing Shimano, mostly the contents will be great wads of superfluous instructions in 78 different languages. They really don't seem to give a stuff about sustainability do they? I've never seen so much unnecessary packaging, documentation and built-in obsolescence in my life. Nothing they make is economically rebuildable. They must spend billions on printing documents that are instantly discarded as soon as the box is opened. And the sheer size and glossiness of those boxes must have destroyed countless marriages and kept lawyers ticking over for years now.
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