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What's Your Favourite Reason/excuse For Bringing Another One Home?


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#1 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 06:51 PM

You come wheeling into the driveway, with another one in the back of the truck, or
on the trailer.
Standing on the porch, with one arm on her hip, and the other holding up junior, who's
busy feeding, is the Mrs.

How are you going to answer to the next sounds you hear?

There's gotta be a gazillion good answers. Lets hear em.!

I'll start it off.

"Well honey dear, every implement's gotta have a tractor, else wise I'd
have to spend a whole lotta time changing em, and then I'd have less time
to spend with you, darlin."

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 07:11 PM

I don't have one just like that one used to be mine hard to use it much anymore :laughingteeth:

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 07:27 PM

Mine all come home in the dark.....roll them under the shed.......next day......she says "is that another one"......what??? that one has been there a long time...... :laughingteeth: .......of course 12 hours can seem like a long time right?!

Of course....the other good answer....."this is the last one".......I have used that for the last 2 I brought home......not sure if will work a third time :orangecool:

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 07:29 PM

What? What are you lookin' at? This...... ? This is the same tractor I've always had. I just took it down to the car wash.

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 07:53 PM

This one has all the parts I need to finally fix the other one or two (maybe three?)

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Don't worry. I'll get rid of one of the parts tractors.
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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:14 PM

Which one you talking about? Oh that one...naw, I 've had that for 6 months...You know they all look alike to you, don't they dear!

As she is setting beside me while I write this...........Ha ha

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:16 PM

"I just bought it to fix up and sell."

Didn't work for the JD 160 today but the "I only paid a hundred for it." did though.
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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:21 PM

My favorite reason to bring one home is... "I am storing it for a friend, he isn't allowed to have any more." lol

(I think Alan used that one LOL)

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:27 PM

My wife is very indulgent of my hobby / addiction. I really don't need to justify my acquisitions to her, but sometimes it's more fun to come up with whatever excuse will fit the situation. One of my favorites is: "He gave me an deal I simply couldn't refuse! I could turn around and sell it for twice what I paid for it!" (But I wont LOL)

My favorite reason to bring one home is... "I am storing it for a friend, he isn't allowed to have any more." lol (I think Alan used that one LOL)


I have ACTUALLY stored stuff for him because he thought she'd notice if he brought it home LOL!
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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:28 PM

It's not for me, it's for you dear, once I'm done fixing it up.

What do you mean, you don't want it?

Ok, I'll fix it then maybe I'll sell it if you don't want it.

What's for supper?

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:50 PM

My wife is like Steve's, no excuse needed. I'm the first to say something about the newest tractor, and it's usually something like....."Honey, ain't she a beauty!" Then usually I get this reaction...... :rolleyes: .... but she loves me still! :thumbs:

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:51 PM

I like all these fine reasons, I used most of them at least once!!
I am a lucky person tho, Mary doesn't complain about my addiction all that much....except when they start over flowing out from under the deck or from behind the shed or I can't get thru the garage anymore she might say something....But it is usually "don't you have enough already?', and you folks already know the answer to that question is NO!!!

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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:53 PM

Time to remind everyone of the 48 hour rule:

The 48-Hour Rule or "You Had Your Chance"
This rule was established on March 5, 2002 and is as follows: As a reward for a fellow sneaking new and inexpensive cylinders into the Crisis Center and also escaping any female wrath that might accrue from said purchase, the fellow may make up any story he wishes after 48 hours regarding the acquisition. In other words, she gets 48 hours to notice the purchase and complain. If she misses her window, you are home free. "This old thing," you might say, when, after a week, she finally does notice, "that thing has been here since July."

A couple of other pertinent rules:

Three Prices You Pay Syndrome
1 - The price you paid for the item.
2 - The price you tell her you paid for the item.
3 - The price you pay when she finds out the price you paid.

50-50-90 Rule
If the husband has a 50-50 chance of being right, there's a 90 percent chance he'll be wrong.

Cylinder Index Tasking Priority
When your wife gives you a TO DO list, those jobs requiring the use of internal combustion engines will receive the highest priority. The more cylinders, the higher the priority.

FFLF (Female Fun Limitation Factor)
When a woman asks "Do you really think you should be doing that?"
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Posted August 25, 2012 - 08:59 PM

I guess I'm one of the lucky ones who just brings them home and never hears a word about them. I also try and keep her happy in her sewing room when she comes up with something that will help her. We worked and scrimped and saved all during our working years. Now the sun is setting way too fast so we are spending and enjoying it. Boy are the kids going to have a mess to clean up :dancingbanana:
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