Don't want to offend the wife, but...

Post in 'The Gear' started by New Fire Guy, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Trktrd

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    Consider yourself lucky. I got socks and underwear.
     
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  2. MasterMech

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    You ain't the only one. :confused:
     
  3. ScotO

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    I built her a whole friggin fireplace and I didn't get a DAMM THING in return......:(

    Actually, I got the satisfaction of seeing her cry her eyes out with joy, when she saw that fireplace being built. That, my friend, was the best Christmas present I ever got!

    That said, keep that lil' Echo for your clean-up saw, and get that 455 Rancher out of your head altogether. If you want a good Husky, get at LEAST a 372XP. The rancher series saws will dissappoint in the long run. That 372XP will have you grinning for HOURS after running it.......trust me.
     
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  4. MasterMech

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    Kinda hard to top that. Unless she throws on a toolbelt and builds you a woodshed. ::-)
     
  5. ScotO

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    If she did that, I'd bawl MY EYES out with sheer joy!!;lol
     
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    ;lol
     
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    Keep it and buy the bigger one that you wanted, everyone needs at least 2 saws, the wife won't mind, I do it all the time.
     
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    I would never buy my wife of over fifty years a major purchase unless we were in agreement as to exactly what it was to be. She would never make such a purchase for me.
     
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    You know what that's called oldogy? EXPERIENCE! ;)
     
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    My wife and I have an agreement that we do not have to discuss any purchase under $100, and that is a purchase we make for ourselves. Every big ticket item I have purchased for her, has been with her telling me exactly what she wants. Then again, we keep our money together, so I wasn't really buying anything for her, we were buying it for her together. lol

    Maybe the only big ticket item that I bought for her was her engagement ring and wedding band, but she still picked them out. I was still able to surprise her by having the jeweler continue to tell her that it was not ready and then I proposed to her when she was utterly pissed with the jeweler for taking so long on the rings.
     
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    Ok, as the woman here, I've gotta chime in. I agree that you should just tell her you really like the saw but in the future, you go together and get it as a saw had to "feel right" in your hand and unless she knows the exact model/specs, she shouldn't try to surprise you, too many variables (like you trying to buy her a bra!)

    If this is a dealer you go to, shame on them for not steering her in the right direction. My husband collects things we aren't allowed to talk about here. He frequents a few shops and I know I can go to either place around his birthday or the holidays and they EASILY spend my money for me and they have never been wrong. I don't know how your wife thinks but if you let her believe this is what you wanted, you may get more things in the future you don't want :)

    All in all, you did well, a chainsaw, even if it isn't exactly what you wanted it is still a better gift than underwear ;)
     
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