She Said No! - Go Figure

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 11:40
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Got an invitation in the post today for a one day only VIP discount, for Ray's Outdoors, with a store wide discount of 24 1/2 percent.

Hmmm I said. That equals a smidge under $100 off the cost of a Coleman Hot Water unit.

"NO!" says SHMBO. "We don't need it, You haven't got room to store another gadget and you hardly ever wash whilst camping anyway."

"But", says I, "It's for you dear. Think how quickly I could boil the water for your morning cup of coffee. (whilst you are still in bed)"

"Well you are up and about well before I wake up anyway, so you have plenty of time to boil the water."

So folks, I am not about to rush down to Rays and buy one, even at a heavily discounted price:-(

I don't understand a woman's logic. I was only offering to help her.
(Even though it is Me that lights the campfire and heats the water and pours it into the big "crab" bucket for her and checks the battery level of the $25 shower gadget.)

Oh well.....such is life!
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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 11:47

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 11:47
Do what I did - get it anyway despite objections then when she's used it once - all is forgiven. An essential part of our kit now.

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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 11:49

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 11:49
I didn't know my wife had a sister..well they sure sound similar. It's the hardest part of buying any new gadget..not the research, not the finding the best price, but convincing the missus you need it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:37

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:37
Mate, they are all sisters, it's just that they live in different houses.

Cheers, Patrick
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 11:55

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 11:55
Hiya Sandman

Clear case of:

"Easier to ask forgiveness than permission"

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 12:13

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 12:13
YOU ASKED! Big Mistake.

I never ask, just go and buy it. When questioned just shrug the shoulders, pull a funny expression and agree with anything that's said.
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Follow Up By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:39

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:39
Yeah, just like woman do when they but new shoes......

"Oh these little things.....I've had them for ages"

Never ask permission!!!

Cheers, Patrick
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Reply By: musbry - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 12:21

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 12:21
Gday
I had the same problem ,,when asked if she wanted a HOT shower all was ok...It is still in the shed collecting things that sheds collect,,,,,,never been used
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Reply By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 12:30

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 12:30
Ha ha ha ha - from the woman's point of view: Still laughing - can't believe you asked Sand Man! Ha ha ha.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 15:32

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 15:32
Hi there Ruth!

Yes I have to admit, I should have learnt a long time ago.
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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:59

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:59
always compelled to say every time I see you on line Ruth lol . Fingers crossed , we should be seeing you this year with big kids .
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 21:45

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 21:45
We'll try and find some more mud for you - are you bringing the girls this year?
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Follow Up By: Rock Crawler - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 23:44

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 23:44
is ian having a dig at me ? lol That wa Jim not me lol . Planning on having the girls there
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Reply By: NJC - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 12:57

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 12:57
I think I must be a lucky one.

I go away for a work trip, come home, nice new ARB Bull Bar...

Go away again, nice set of roof racks.....

Looking at a shop, she buys me a UH075 hand held UHF.

Now SHE is looking at snorkels!!!!!

Nick.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 13:26

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 13:26
You dont want to know what i think Nick!! LOL!1
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Follow Up By: ellmcg - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 16:46

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 16:46
I'd be in on that if it was your money, and not mine!
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Reply By: Member No 1- Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:13

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:13
what a bummer....go get something else you'd like instead.......
AND DO NOT TELL HER!
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Reply By: flappa - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:19

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:19
YOU PUSSY . . .

Who wears the pants at your place ?

Who pays the Bills ?

YOU PUSSY . . .

Lol . . . .
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:45

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:45
You should put a wanted ad in the Trader for some Testicles.

"I don't understand a woman's logic."
There is none.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:50

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 14:50
When have they ever asked permission to buy those new shoes/dress/outfit whatevetr. I don't have anything to wear, CRAP
Go and buy what you want, when you want it and tell her its for your camping friend.
they are sooo insecure.
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Follow Up By: Otherwise - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 16:20

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 16:20
Your a brave man
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 16:49

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 16:49
and single if she ever reads this LOL
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:10

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:10
Single ROCKS!

www.redhotpie.com.au !!
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Follow Up By: Otherwise - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:24

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:24
Hey Truckster

Don't tell me you are starting all over again???????
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:26

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:26
Hmm, I'm at work, don't know if it's safe to visit that url or not..lol
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Follow Up By: Member - Patrick (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:30

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:30
Truckter,

Now I know why you have got 'Rocks' after viewing your favourite web site.

Sad, very Sad

Cheers, Patrick
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Follow Up By: Mike Harding - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:32

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:32
>Single ROCKS!
>www.redhotpie.com.au !!

Honestly Truckster! I would have though by your age you would have learned!

They _say_ (high pitched voice here) "Oh Honey, I just want some sexy fun" BUT, before you know it - it's "Don't you love me just a little?" and "That would be a nice place to live". The big 'C' word - it's in their nature:
as a Victorian police officer once said to me: "Women!: can't live with 'em, can't kill 'em" - a true quote.

Mike Harding :)
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Reply By: Gramps - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:27

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 17:27
hahaha she can read you like a book :)))))
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Reply By: greydemon - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 18:46

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 18:46
It seems to me that she is a very sensible woman (I knew there had to be one somewhere). If you don't really need it, don't take it with you. If you buy all the toys the 4x4/camping/outdoor shops are pushing you will end up broke and will need to be followed by a Road Train to carry all your gear.

Think of it this way ..... how much beer could you carry in the space this thing would take up? Then realise that you can drink that beer, free up the space, but then refill it at the next roadhouse. Work out for, say a three week trip, how much beer that comes to.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 18:55

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 18:55
Yea, she's a one off and I love her to bits.

And if I had really wanted it, I wouldn't have asked her first:-)
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Reply By: Anthony - Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 22:28

Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 22:28
What a great buch of replies - what a good laugh - I can just imagine the other half and me having the same conversation.

I decided the other day, if I recon I (we) need a partcular new piece of equipment for the camp or the 4by, I just buy. Then it just happens to magiclly appear on the next camping trip and guess what .... she thinks its great.
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Reply By: jo and mark - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 06:31

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 06:31
Everyones replies were certainly a great laugh in helping me wake up this morning!
But Kudos Sandman for asking her first.. I mean, if she is the one that does all the bill paying, imagine how much trouble you would be if you did just buy it and she was using that money to pay for your car rego....!!!!!!!!! hmmmmmmmmmm
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 07:11

Friday, Feb 17, 2006 at 07:11
I get the same reply every night.

All the best
Eric
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