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NEVER say it out loud.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hardtarget, Aug 16, 2006.

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  1. Hardtarget

    Hardtarget Member

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    About three weeks ago I told my wife of my plans to buy an M1 Garand. I've wanted on for years so the time seemed right.
    Those words triggered my own personal "**** hit the fan" events.
    1...Car broke down :mad:
    2...Home A/C broke down...( temp was 96 that day!) :fire:
    3...kitchen faucet broke :uhoh:
    4...Had to have the chimney cleaned:cuss:
    5...NOW the washing machine is broken! :banghead:
    I will keep my mouth SHUT from now on!
    I hope this doesn't happen to you. :D
    Mark.
     
  2. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Member

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    A serious milsurp collector would find a way...

    1) Ride a bike / walk
    2) Winter is coming
    3) Use the bathroom sink
    4) Don't light any fires
    5) Stream/River and a washboard

    :)
     
  3. C-grunt

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    Well.....if you say that you plan on getting a new car. Some strange happenings will make you need a new rifle;)
     
  4. mljdeckard

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    Mrs. Deckard is telling me, if it were ME, she would make sure those things happened.
     
  5. Abby

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    I roll coins. And I do it VERY QUIETLY so none of the vehicle or appliances can hear me giggle as I get near my target amount... :D

    Now if I could just keep my HUSBAND from coming up with conflicting "fun money" priorities...
     
  6. ChestyP

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    Follow Cacique's advice,

    but have your spouse do #s 3, 4, 5.
     
  7. Lupinus

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    if it was 96 degrees the cleaning coulda waited :neener:
     
  8. tanksoldier

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    If my wife WANTED a new gun, she wouldn' have to roll coins to fund it... and I'd certainly not come up with other ideas for the money, except maybe a new gun for ME... heck, I'd drive her to the gun store.

    I WISH my wife wanted a gun, any gun. :(

    I shouldn't complain tho, she's at least gotten used to my CCW.


     
  9. entropy

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    Heck, I can't even think it.....about the time I got up the $$ for a Mosin 91/59, I drove my wife's truck and noticed her L front tire was on the steel...:what: Guess I should have never driven it, then she'd've had a blowout and had to pay for it....:neener: JK. I wouldn't endanger her life like that.:eek:
     
  10. 10-Ring

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    Yikes! Sounds like some seriously bad gun karma :eek: :eek: Hopefully the gun gods will smile on you soon so you can pick up that Garand!
    Good luck!
     
  11. Lonestar

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    Its not just you, I had it happen to me twice. Everytime I consider buying a 1911 with my Gun Stash, something happens. One time my wife got 2 flat tire on the same day and our heater died. The other time I was going to the gunstore to buy a Springfield 1911, but first I decided to cut the lawn, and my the engine in my 15 year old lawn tractor finally died. Should I buy a cheap push mower to cut an acre of lawn and buy the 1911, or do I get a new lawn tractor.:scrutiny: If I wasn't old and fat, I would be hate cutting the grass but loving my 1911.

    I gave up on my 1911 dream:(
     
  12. Mumbles_45

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    Yeah, I was going to buy a Kimber a few months ago, and then my transmission self destructed.
     
  13. Third_Rail

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    You'd think we would all learn to not say anything like "what could possibly go wrong?" :banghead:


    Ah well. :)
     
  14. one-shot-one

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    look at the bright side

    my "nessacary" stuff waits untill i've spent the money on a new "toy" and then breaks!:mad:
     
  15. Erebus

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    I found a stripped caliper slide pin in the driveway the week I was going to buy a bigger safe and an AR-15. Caliper was stripped too, had to be replaced. No idea how it happened. When I pulled the wheels off the insides of the tires were all scalloped and had to be replaced and an alignment done. I think I was too excited about the new stuff and gave it away.
     
  16. Chipperman

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    Buy the gun. It will take care of all those things for you.

    1. Use it to flag someone down for a ride. :eek:
    2. Tape the box from CMP to the butt stock and use it as a large fan.
    3. Put a couple of holes in the town water tower for all the water you need.
    4. A couple of en bloc clips worth fired up the chimney will blow the creosote right out.
    5. Use the butt stock to stir the clothes.

    I don't see your problem. :D
     
  17. abearir

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    Do what I did.........donate plasma at the local Bio-Life center!!:eek:
    Now THATS real Blood Money!!
     
  18. Abby

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    Tank, my husband would have agreed with you...15 or 16 firearms ago... :evil:


    Now he thinks we should sometimes buy other things, like new tires. I find it useful if I explain I've hoarded X amount dollars, and will only be hitting up the household budget for a couple hundred bucks. :D
     
  19. HCfan

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    I too am the opposite. When everything is paid off, things are going right, everything is in working order, I go and get that new toy that I've had my eye on.

    Then, everything goes wrong, nothing is in working order, and I have no money to fix it all.

    But, here is my take:

    1...Car broke down = Just get another one, use that one for trade in, just make montly payments.

    2...Home A/C broke down...( temp was 96 that day!) = Big fans or get a sears card and make montly payments on a new HVAC system.

    3...kitchen faucet broke = Use bathroom sink. Or get a Home Depot card, buy a new sink (or what broke on the sink) and make montly payments.

    4...Had to have the chimney cleaned = Why? It's summer and 96 degrees there. Could have waited. Or, could have gone to a local chimney sweep that would let you make montly payments.

    5...NOW the washing machine is broken! = See either #2, sears card, or number 3, home depot card.

    :neener:

    edit: Forgot to mention, I'm single and own the place that I live in and have WAY too many monthly payments :D
     
  20. Hardtarget

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    I enjoyed all the responses! I could just ...FEEL the love. :D
    I...we...will live through this and the rifle will eventually find a home here with me. Must say...there was some very creative thinking going on.
    Mark.
     
  21. MrTwigg

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    I might have a discussion if I wanted to buy something expensive but for ordinary millsurps I just go ahead and buy'em.

    I've learned to buy another gun that looks like one she already knows about too. Sneaky, but it works. ;) :D
     
  22. MishMash

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    What about the other strategy using a different "A" word?
    Rather than "ask" I use the "Announce" strategy.
    Sort of like asking for forgiveness as opposed to permission.

    Regards
     
  23. the pistolero

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    LOL! That reminds me, of something I saw here in reference to the Glocks:
    :D :D
     
  24. rev214

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    you must break the curse...

    you need to attend several craft and antique shows with your wife...
    and tell her "how much you enjoy them"...
    especially on sunday afternoons in the fall (commonly called Football Season)...
    and then the curse will be broken...:neener:
     
  25. Ben Shepherd

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    Know what you mean. Just got married a few months ago....
    Wifes father has a dog, wife wants dog. Uh-uh no stinkin' way says I. Don't want the responsibilty or expense. Two days ago we brought home a pair of 2lb. balls of fur.

    Down side:
    By the time we get them through thier shots, get the kennel and all the other stuff needed to care for them, I figure I'll be out a little over a grand.

    Up side: (gun related)

    They are papered german short hairs, so by next fall they will be retrieving birds for me. AND wifey says I can get a new gun for Christmas!!

    Hang in there....you WILL get your rifle!!!
     
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