Get her a gift certificate to her favorite store and tell her to go shopping
for Spring :-)
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Ah! this time it is up to you. next time ship it to work! there you ca
get it and she won't know! good luck getting inside though
View this thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid6431
You could always tell her it only cost $12, and then when she accuses you of
trickery, you shamefully admit that it really cost $25 and beg forgiveness/
PS Only a real coward would have had it sent to a mates place, and have him
give it to you as a 'gift'
Get her a hobby like doll collecting (my wife's). "But honey, you spent
$200 on Baby Boobles last month, so why are you so upset over my little
model airplane purchase?" Guilt works wonders! :-)
This takes a little finesse , but make up a shipping label the night
before with a friends name and address on it....better if YOUR wife
doesn't know your FRIENDS wife. Now , when you see the brown truck
pull up , announce loudly , " Honey , did you order something
"....then walk out to meet the driver while the wife looks on. After a
short conversation with the driver about the weather or whatever and
as the driver walks away , slap the label on , carry it to the house
and tell your wife your friend wasn't home and you'll drop if off to
him later. When she gives you that look , juist show her the label.
Ahem...I never have to do anything like this myself.
The shrewdest move (unknown at the time) I ever made was to sell all
my RC gear and planes - seriously!!!!
Many years ago, when my wife and I were young and decided to get
engaged, I was impoverished (probably because all my wages went on
model planes and drink). I couldn't afford to buy an engagement ring
so in a fit of madness sold all my RC gear and planes to raise the
money to buy a decent ring. In my defence I will just say that lust
does funny things to a bloke!!!!
After a few months of married life when the rose tinted glasses had
become a shade opaque, I tentatively suggested that perhaps I could
buy some RC gear and a kit "not very expensive - honestly Dear; just a
small one". She replied that she understood the sacrifice I had made
in giving up my hobby for her and had vowed to herself at the time
that she would never begrudge me spending anything on RC planes if I
ever decided to take up the hobby again. Actually she didn't object
even when I got carried away and suggested opening a model store,
which at least got me all my personal gear at trade prices - and my
own planes being officially classed as "shop demonstration models"
could also be offset against tax.
The model store has long gone, but to this day she sticks to her "vow"
- Not that I ever take advantage of it of course. 8^)
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