Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Timing Is Everything

Recently, mentioned that I got a PDA. And, no, the Wife wasn't happy with it. But, with a change in duties at work, I'm having to attend a lot more meetings, and a PDA comes in handy. What with the ability to synchronize with my calendar at work, and transferring documents that I can take with me as needed, and such. Still, the Wife wasn't happy with it. And I knew she wouldn't be happy with it. But I got it anyway.

Also, recently, I got a TiVo. And again, the Wife wasn't happy with it. But I knew she wouldn't be happy with it. Still, I got it anyway.

So, the question is, why would a guy go and buy something he knows he's gonna catch hell about?

Simple. I'm a guy. And that's what guys do.

The trick is knowing that you're going to catch hell about it ... and timing things to minimize the effect.

So, how does one do that?

Do you really need to ask? Or do I need to explain it?

Okay, for you fellows that haven't been married long ... or for you women that want to know more about guys ... or confirm your suspicions about guys ... here's the deal.

If you know you're going to catch hell about a purchase ... time it so that it happens during a ... um ... period ... of time you're going to catch hell about everything anyway.

You know. That week. When Aunt Flo visits.

Everything you do will be wrong anyway, so you might as well get some benefit from it.

No, it won't cut down on the amount of trouble you'll be in. But it compresses to a shorter ... um ... period ... of time.

Think about it.

You're welcome.


  1. OMG - you're on a roll tonight, aren't you?!! this and the comment in the last post about the pink taco......do you just need to get laid? or is this a cry for help ;-)

  2. Ahhhhhh...that explains a lot! I'm getting out a calendar and checking our major purchases to see if they coincide with "that time".

  3. Kelly: LOL

    Dragonlady: I just hope I didn't get the Husband in too much trouble.

  4. Oh, I hope your wife reads this! What she should do is use your reasoning to buy something she wants. What's good for the goose....hehe

  5. Linda: Do you think for one second I'd have posted this if she read this little blog? HAHAHA! She don't read this thing.

  6. Hmmm, does that mean we shouldn't either?! Is she not curious about your "hobby"? I know it's none of my business!

  7. Oh, she knows all about the blog. But, what I do, is I periodically read her what I'm posting. BUT NOT ALL THE TIME.

    So, since she really doesn't want to read the blog, she feels she doesn't need to read the blog since I read her "everything" anyway.

    That tip for married bloggers is a freebie, by the way.

  8. Surgeon Generals Warning:

    Following Basils advice may make the difference between being in the dog house and being buried underneath it.

  9. Additional to the immediately above:

    Don't rely on being dead when you do get buried.

  10. *Tip For The Wives*
    When burying your husband near the doghouse make sure he's six feet under so the dog doesn't dig him up.

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