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Thread: My wife doesn't understand me...

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    My wife doesn't understand me...

    We were in HD today to look at kitchen cupboards, and my wife allowed me to go look at tools. I showed her the table saw I would like, the one I would like if I couldn't have the first one, and we saunterred down the aisle and I showed her the bench sander I would like, which was on sale for half price at Cdn Tire until last Wednesday, and she wouldn't let me buy that. So, I said I needed a new saw blade. She asked why I needed a new saw blade when I had just bought five blades online.

    "Because those were bandsaw blades, and I need a table saw blade," says I.

    She just rolls her eyes. I mean, what if she told me she needed new knitting needles? Would I complain? Would I even ask what she was going to make for me, and whether it would ever be finished? No way, man! I like having my head on my shoulders.
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    Looks like it's time to convince Mrs. Tulk that she need more high quality handmade wooden items for her home, and that you're just the guy to make them.
    And by the way dear, do you need any new knitting needles?

    Anyway, that's what works for me. All true except that Mrs. Werner doesn't knit. [But she does garden, and anything she wants for the garden is ok with me.]
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    One word, Roger: DIAMONDS
    Bill Arnold
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    One word, Roger: DIAMONDS
    Bill that woun't work for me. She thinks diamonds are stupid. Now give her some house plants.

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    If I gave my wife house plants she would kill them. She might make them suffer for a year or two, however this house is Death Row for plants.

    Please understand that she really likes house plants; she really enjoys receiving them, she likes them more than diamonds---she just shortens their life expectancy.

    So far she has not had to water me nor fertilize me, so I guess I am safe.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
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    Who's getting me diamonds? I like diamonds...I like em on my saw blade and I like em on drill bits.Makes drilling and cutting rock so much easier.
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    Stupid hurts.

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    It's kind of a good thing we've been on the financial tight rope lately, my wife has no problem with me buying things for the shop. In part, I believe, is she knows I'd rather buy a cheap bargain basement tool & make do, than have the latest 'gotta have' item on the market, but the main reason I think is, because it keeps me out in the shop and out from under her feet
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    Quit taking your wife tool shopping! And quit asking for permission, too.

    Buy what you need; put it in the shop; and use it. If/when she asks about it, just say "I needed it for a project I am/was working on. No further explanation is necessary.

    That's the way my wife and I have both handled it for the past 46 years. I don't question her sewing, quilting, or other stuff, and she doesn't bother me about shop stuff. Same thing with clothes - hers or mine. It's a good arrangement.
    Jim D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Quit taking your wife tool shopping! And quit asking for permission, too.

    Buy what you need; put it in the shop; and use it. If/when she asks about it, just say "I needed it for a project I am/was working on. No further explanation is necessary.

    That's the way my wife and I have both handled it for the past 46 years. I don't question her sewing, quilting, or other stuff, and she doesn't bother me about shop stuff. Same thing with clothes - hers or mine. It's a good arrangement.
    Uh-huh! We now return you to reality!
    Bill Arnold
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    Ha, after 46 years of marriage I know "what's hers is hers and what's mine is hers!" I do enjoy the trying to "sneak it in game" just makes it a little more fun, and she complains all in fun also.
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