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Sephora and Gun's

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Well today I got in trouble once again as any husband does- when he speaks to his wife with out thinking. I was talking about purchasing a new handgun soon and that I wanted some money in the budget at the end of the month for the gun. She started telling me how I "really" did not need a new gun and that there were many more important bills and such that needed to paid. Yesterday she received a box from Sephora full of new cosmetics ....you all know what I am saying- women-folk painting gear.

    Now me being the knot head that I can be, made the tragic error in negotiating the money out of the family budget by comparing it to that new box of make-up sitting there on the counter. I asked her how much it cost (she declined to say-smart) and she just went back to her original statement that we did not need any new gun's and needed to focus on bill's and such. My next statement was basically " well if I don't get to buy what I want, I think we need to have a spending freeze on all frivolous expenses until the priority things have been handled". I further pushed my position when she asked what I considered "frivolous" and I declared that make-up fell under that. [wannamesswitme] She said she would return the stuff if that made me happy... and called me essentially an[AH] . I told her no and apologized.......

    My question for the fella's is - how long do you think I will be in the dog house and will I see that gun in the next year or so? [dunno]
  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    The question you need to ask yourself:

    How bad do want that gun versus how long can you do without any....

    I am feeling very fortunate that this type of conversation will never come up in my house. However, if it was to ever come up I would just suffer the consequences of my own actions.
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  3. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Simple, yard dart, tell her the make-up is frivolous, because she obviously doesn't need it to be beautiful. The make-up just enhances what is already there.
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Nice one, kellory! You obviously know how to get what you want. ;)
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  5. KAS

    KAS Monkey++

    But you also have to way in the factor of WANT and NEED...

  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    IMO; Men shouldn't have to have an excuse for their wives to let them buy things.
  7. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    that's right, send her to get the guns, she is more likely to get a discount if she flirts, than if you do.....;)
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  8. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    In that case....the make-up may be justified.... as a need rather than a want.

    "Oh honey....that makeup will get you a better price for your gun...."
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    She actually supports me getting it... but is fighting the when. Our little make-up discussion was a speed bump in the road but in the end I will be able to do what is needed. But the idea of getting a discount based on the make-up and flirting works ;)

    hahahah- that would get me shot....tell that to a red head Irish girl and the stink eye will be coming quick
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  10. toydoc

    toydoc Monkey++

    YD do you mean "black eye"?
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  11. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    hmmmmmm...me thinks I shall remain uncommented.
  12. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    Well, I can't speak for anyone's wife but mine; but I know what I'd do in that situation with my wife. I'd take the opportunity to apologize for the altercation - not necessarily saying that I was wrong, but expressing regret that the incident took place. I agree with the earlier advice, and tell her that she didn't need the makeup; but that anything that made her happy, made me happy. I'd tell her that I'd never mention the makeup again.

    I'd tell her that I really wanted the gun, and not to buy me anything for Christmas, Birthday, etc., until we could gather the funds for the gun.

    She would appreciate me apologizing. She would appreciate me wanting her to be happy. She would appreciate my willingness to sacrifice for what I wanted. And within a few days of her mulling it over, she would come tell me that we were going to buy the gun. She would herself figure out how to fit it within the budget. It would now be her idea to buy the gun, so she couldn't use it in a future disagreement about spending (and I might even be able to wrangle an extra couple of magazines out of the deal;)).
  13. Formerbiker

    Formerbiker Monkey

    My wife doesn't use make up and to be honest with you she doesn't need it. She is beautiful the way she is and always gets compliments.

    If I want to look at makeup, I'd call the Avon lady. Right dear?:love:
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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    As @tulianr said, I apologized yesterday in the middle of the conversation- as any good soldier knows, there is a time to retreat and regroup when you know the battle is not going well.... But I cracked her armor today and changed her mood into a smile over lunch and three lemon drops- a little alone time and the world is turning well once again. Now I just have to be creative with moving forward with my agenda. ;) She will mull it over and come back with a budget plan.... or I will intercede with direct action.....

    To address a couple of comments just for the record- I posted this thread because I was laughing at myself and how I stubbed my toe on this one- almost put it in the humor section.... I could just go buy the gun and that would be that, the cost is not really the issue overall. But I would rather be co-op in the spending of family finances to keep peace- you all know what they say about keeping mama happy. If I just go purchase a major ticket item without discussing it, she will get grumpy & even and that gets us nowhere fast. As we all know, women can spend a chunk without blinking an eye on frivolous things, us guys on the other hand only buy important stuff. :D Don't tell her I said that.... :mad:
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  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    you had best hope she doesn't READ that....;)
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  16. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    which is why it can sometimes be a bad idea to invite one's spouse to a forum you frequent........[OO]
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  17. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Tell the truth. You are just telling us that you'll just buy it to keep your man card. :lol:
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  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    You so funny, you make me laugh..... [fnny]
  19. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    I'd say the man card is still out on the table with a comment like "Don't tell her I said that....", LOL.
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  20. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Good greif- I plead mercy to the court!! You guy's are gonna drive me to drink....;)
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