Men, there are times you gotta love 'em!

@Loverbear (4928)
United States
November 27, 2012 2:18am CST
As most of my MyLot friends know, a few weeks ago I won a log splitter. Being a woman splitting logs isn't high on my priority list. Besides the fact that my fiance has a gas powered log splitter already...so what to do with the splitter. It wouldn't make a good lamp...it's too lumpy to sit on, and there isn't enough flat areas to use it as a table. So after a long deliberation, about 5 seconds, I decided that the best idea was to sell it. It didn't take long for the word to get out that I had won the splitter and was going to sell it....thanks to Bill my fiance. I told him about 3 minutes after I found out and in 6 minutes everyone around found out that I won the splitter. And the guys say us women gossip!!! Well within ten minutes one of the other men that was around came to me and told me that he wanted to buy the splitter. Gee, that didn't take long!!! He wanted to see the splitter first, which wouldn't be difficult because I had set it up with the business that I would pick it up on a Friday. We were able to pick it up on the Friday and brought it home and parked it in Bill's yard. It was kind of late when we got home and it was dark so we didn't want to mess with trying to park it in my yard in the dark. The next morning the guy that wanted to buy the splitter and his friend went to Bill's place and snuck a look at the splitter. They decided that they would go halves on it and be partners in ownership...after all how often do you get a brand new splitter that has been started only once to make sure that it was working well? And save almost $400 to boot! One of the guys came to me and confirmed that they were buying the splitter but what he stated next had me biting my tongue to keep from laughing. He looked me in the eye and stated that he had to wait for the right time to tell his wife that he and his friend were going "partners" on the splitter. He figured that she would be in a really good mood right after she hit the Thanksgiving sales. She had told him once that he really didn't need the splitter and that she couldn't see a good reason for him to buy it. I can visualize this gentleman keeping tabs on his wife's moods so that he could break the news to her that he is buying a wood splitter!! I keep wondering if he has broken the news to her yet...what the icing on the cake is with this guy is that he was a U.S. Marine! They are supposed to be rough, tough, no nonsense and this man who is 6'5" tall, 275 pounds of muscle, has to wait for his wife to be in the right mood so he can tell her that he bought the splitter! I have had so many great laughs over the vision of his cringing when he tells her "Honey, I bought a half interest in that log splitter I told you about!" I love watching men when they are trying to convince their wives that they really need the item and could they please have it??? It's like little boys!
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
27 Nov 12
LOL, that is funny. My husband doesn't care, he has the mentality that he earns most of the money and he can spend it on what he wants.. I wonder what his wife does to have that kind of control over what he buys..
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
27 Nov 12
I thought that it was sooo cute, I don't know too many men who would ask their wife's permission before buying something. The couple are soo cute together and you can see that she is the boss. I know that when his wife puts her foot down and says NO, she means it and he obeys. I wonder how she trained him so well!
2 people like this
• United States
27 Nov 12
Hey if you find out, let me know..Then again that saying, "can't teach an old dog new tricks" might apply here....
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
It looks cute, right? I guess their wives feel extra special for being treated that way. Not all husbands could be that way- asking permission from their wives when buying things.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
27 Nov 12
My father never asked permission to buy something. He just did it. The first Christmas that my parents were married he went out and bought himself a tool chest and tools. It took all the Christmas money and of course Mom didn't get anything for Christmas from the jerk. She cried all through Christmas. Then, when father was about to retire from the Navy, my parents decided to buy a house in Napa California. They looked at quite a few places and without my Mom's knowledge, he bought a "house". He took her to the new palace that he had purchased. It was five miles from town on an acre of ground. The people selling it lived a couple of doors down...they were OLD (they were in their 80's) and had sold four parcels of land, each an acre in size. One had had a barn on it. The next had been a pig sty. The other two had been storage buildings. The people who bought the lots built homes on the sites and the places looked really nice. The "house" we bought had been lived in by the couple selling it. It was a tiny place with one bedroom. The kitchen was an after thought and was about 5 foot square. Father was so proud of his purchase, it was just what he dreamed of living in...Mom saw it and had frothing fits!!! It was horrible!!! If it had been inspected at this time it would have been condemned. The "PALACE" that father bought without consulting Mom was a converted chicken coop. Since all the paperwork was signed, they couldn't get out of purchasing it. That wasn't the only time he didn't consult my Mom about what he purchased...ask for permission? Forget that thought. It didn't matter whether the item was 10 cents of a million dollars father wouldn't dream of asking permission before buying something.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
Believe it or not, but my husband is the same as your father. Once he sets his mind into buying something, he'd buy it right away without consulting it with me. I got used to it. For as long as he doesn't ask money from me to buy what he wants, then it's fine.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
1 Dec 12
I wonder how it went. My dad was right smart. While he made the decisions, he made sure mom was happy with it first. Mom wanted to have a window over the sink so she could have something to look at besides the sink, she also had a place to put her rings while she washed dishes and a place to ripen tomatoes. She also said there was no move to Texas without central air conditioning. Dad was no fool, he made sure she was happy.
@shaggin (37310)
• United States
28 Nov 12
Oh my gosh that is so funny lol. I really laughed out loud reading this. My husband was always so scared to tell me about things he bought that he would hide them under the seat of his car or in the console or under his seat then at some point sneak them into the house. I would always some how find out and would then flip out at him for being so sneaky. He was always like well I was afriad you would get really mad if I told you so I hid it. I'm like no I am mad now!