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Author Topic: Getting another new kite into the house! Ideas?  (Read 3930 times)
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« on: September 18, 2012, 06:33 AM »

In reading discussions in the Swap Meet forum it seems that many have a challenge getting a new kite into the house undetected by their spouse. Patrick McManus is a humorist that writes about life in the outdoors. I remember a short story he wrote about how to get a new shotgun or rifle into the house. He said that you have to get several into the house the hard way first. Once your spouse sees them as "those guns" instead of the specific number you are halfway there. Secondly, you make sure you always use a gun cabinet that has several open slots. When you buy a new gun, you have a friend drop by with it. The friend thanks you for letting them borrow it and in full view of your spouse you put it into the cabinet. I'm thinking a similar tactic might help with getting a new kite into the house.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 06:52 AM »

Wasn't your kite a different color?

No. This is it, remember?

No. It was different.

You must be mistaken because I showed it to you when I bought it.

No you didn't.

Yeah I did. I'm going out to fly now.

Wait. You didn't cut the grass yet.

Yeah I did.

No you didn't.

Yeah I did. It's shorter, you just can't tell. It'll need to be cut again next week anyway. Bye.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 07:15 AM »

Tried something similar;
"Is that a new kite?"
"No, same old one."
"Are you sure, looks smaller?"
"Ah, they all look like that close up..."
Sneaking my B2 in! Thank god for matching sail patterns and colours.


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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 08:00 AM »

That a new kite?
No, I've had it. Don't you remember your niece flew it?
No she didn't.
Yes, it was the same kite.
Wife pulls up pictures on the computer.
See its the one she is flying.
But all I see is her and the lines, no kite.
Well thats not my fault, you took the picture. But it is the kite she holding the lines too. Honey don't roll your eyes at me.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2012, 08:13 AM »

luckily my wife has given up asking how many kites or if there are new ones or not in the house....and if she does i just say "it is for the website".....

the other trick was leaving it in the car for a few days after it arrived...then she would just think it is one more kite that i had taken out to fly and forgotten to bring inside...and does not think on it again...
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2012, 08:21 AM »

It doesn't help that the kite shops are so damn efficient with their customer service. These packages come too quick.


What's the box from ________?

I don't know. I wasn't expecting anything. Must be a mistake. I'll put it in the car and return it to the post office tomorrow. Do you need anything?
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2012, 10:28 AM »

Meanwhile, on the DSW customer forums, in the "Getting another pair of designer shoes into the house! Ideas?" thread...

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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2012, 10:36 AM »

Meanwhile, on the DSW customer forums, in the "Getting another pair of designer shoes into the house! Ideas?" thread...

Cheesy

 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Huh
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2012, 10:57 AM »

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Meanwhile, on the DSW customer forums, in the "Getting another pair of designer shoes into the house! Ideas?" thread...

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 Cheesy A good strategy works in a wide range of settings!
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2012, 10:57 AM »

Meanwhile, on the DSW customer forums, in the "Getting another pair of designer shoes into the house! Ideas?" thread...

Cheesy

I get the OK for another kite purchase when my wife buy new jewerly.   Wink 
Now I see a pattern Her jewerly is much expensive than my kites  Huh

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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2012, 07:25 PM »

It is always the boxes that trip me up.  The kite boxes are not to hard to hide until I can dispose of them, a bicycle box is a whole different story.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 08:34 PM »

Ship it to work, dispose of the box, kite goes into kite bag (which should always be in the trunk of the car anyway) . . . end of story.  At least until my wife sees it at a festival or some other time when I'm flying a (new to me) toy . . . then I hear the same conversation as everyone else . . .
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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 08:36 PM »

It doesn't help that the kite shops are so damn efficient with their customer service. These packages come too quick.


What's the box from ________?

I don't know. I wasn't expecting anything. Must be a mistake. I'll put it in the car and return it to the post office tomorrow. Do you need anything?


Hey Tmadz - have them shipped to me  Wink

I'll hold on to them until the IKE retreat!
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2012, 08:51 PM »

It doesn't help that the kite shops are so damn efficient with their customer service. These packages come too quick.


What's the box from ________?

I don't know. I wasn't expecting anything. Must be a mistake. I'll put it in the car and return it to the post office tomorrow. Do you need anything?


Hey Tmadz - have them shipped to me  Wink

I'll hold on to them until the IKE retreat!

This is only a dramatization. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2012, 04:31 AM »

Buy matching kites & don't let her see the picture of them together...



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