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mrgilmore at aol.com
Thu Feb 22 18:41:31 PST 2007
Dave and crew,
Wow~! What cajones! While this is very, very good to hear, I am wondering what will happen (a la the junkie) when/if the "tap" closes off? Oh my. I'm real glad to read how this works for you, but (!) we've all heard about conditioning... You know, the "Skinner box" from Psych 101? The rats in the maze. Oh, never mind. I'm not here to judge, especially if your plan works. They're a difficult species to figure out (our women). Hopefully, if they're "rational", you'll get your turn sooner or later.
Dang! No matter how I try to spin this, it still comes around to how you've got to "be a good boy" first, and then the rewards come. How do we define being a "good boy"? You tell me... Mine is making me do what is good for me/us first (paying down credit debt) and once it's low enough (I'm sure she'll let me know when), I can order my much needed new bike. Now fellas, I'm not groveling here. I can still hold my head up, knowing that there are many other things in which she revels about me... Balance is key. Ok, so I'm now the "expert" on women....LOL!!!!
Hey! Wasn't this place supposed to be about motorcycles? GPz1100? You know it is. Watch out for that brown truck now...!!! LOL!! You don't want to hear that back door slam when you come home...!
Grinning...and wishing I was riding.
From: davidebeard at comcast.net
To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
Sent: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 10:26 AM
Subject: Re: gpzlist activity
Now, I don't claim to be an expert on women (as I'm sure one does not exist anymore than does the Easter Bunny or an honest politician), but I have learned a little trick that helps me when it comes time to buy myself a new toy. I've learned that women are less in tune with monetary value than they are with basic numbers. In other words, it doesn't matter how much you spend on them, but how often you spend on them. What I do is every once in awhile, I'll order something small for my wife for no reason. I won't tell her about it, and when the UPS package shows up with my name on it and she hands it to me, I say, "No, you open it. It's for you!" This works on three levels. First, she feels "appreciated" and has something to brag about to the girls at the office. "Oh my husband just bought this for me for no reason". The other girls ooohh and aaaaww and she thinks how lucky she is to have a husband that is always thinking about her. On another level, she is trained to look forward to that brown truck pulling into the driveway. Mr. UPS is no longer the enemy, as there is always the chance that he might be bringing her a surprise. My wife even knows the UPS driver by name (which could become a problem at some point, but I keep my eye on her). And thirdly, when the UPS man brings me my latest gadget, she really doesn't feel right complaining about me spending money as she thinks to herself, if I complain, he may stop ordering goodies for me, too.
I've taken this theory one step further by frequenting websites like http://www.freestufftimes.com/ on a daily basis. When I run across some freebie that I think she might like, I order it. This way she has something coming every couple of weeks, and I don't have to spend any money. I can't say my plan is perfect, but so far it's been working. I even took the step of buying the little woman her own motorcycle last fall. I figure it's money well spent, and I have not had a single complaint about my spending habits since ;-)
Art Lischer wrote:
> .....pass the popcorn, this is where the good part starts.....
> andy burkard wrote:
>> as much as I admire Steve's stance - the question that
>> keeps running through my head is "i wonder how much
>> jewelry he's had to buy over the years?"...
>> andy b
>> --- Steve Northrop <blackgpz at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
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