Do all guys always think big?

@patgalca (18138)
Orangeville, Ontario
February 4, 2009 9:23pm CST
I received an email today about what to buy your guy for Valentine's Day. This man said guys always think big so buy or make him something big like a big cookie or a big card. I thought about how guys want big screen tvs, etc. But then, as I was driving home from Walmart today I had a real ah-hah moment. The button that opens our microwave oven door broke yesterday. Locked inside was a bag of unpopped popcorn. So my husband went out and bought a new microwave today. It didn't fit on our microwave stand so he put it on the counter. I told him in no uncertain terms that it wasn't staying there. I have very little counter space as it is; no way, no how. He told me to give it a few days and I'd get used to it. I packed the darn thing up myself and went back to Walmart and got a more practical sized microwave. So as I'm driving home I remembered the email. Guys always think big. That's exactly what my husband did when it came to the microwave, and the big screen (40") television, the big old cars he used to drive, the bedroom set we bought years ago... yeah, he thinks big. So what do you think? Do ALL guys think this way? Does everything have to be big?
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@faith210 (11224)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
Hi patgalca! Maybe so. My husband insisted that we have to use the antique dining table for 8 that he got from his great great aunt and to think that we are just two in the family. lol..And if he has his way, he would buy his dream car which is an old car which is really huge, the kind that you see in 50s films. Yikes! It is not very practical since it will consume a lot of gasoline. lol.. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
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@patgalca (18138)
• Orangeville, Ontario
5 Feb 09
Can we go bigger? My husband wants to tear down a kitchen wall and open it up. On the other side of that wall is a china cabinet. Now where the heck is that gonna go? Geesh! We can renovate our kitchen without making it bigger.
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@BarBaraPrz (44926)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Feb 09
Alien space pod?
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@faith210 (11224)
• Philippines
5 Feb 09
haha..I think our husbands are of the same pod! lol.. lovelots..faith
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@maddysmommy (16230)
• United States
5 Feb 09
When it came to the new tv (42"), new lounge suite (8 peice) and king size bed, he was thinking big. When it came to the car, he was thinking practical and we got a small suzuki SX4 which fits our family quite well. So sometimes he does think big and other times he thinks with his head lol I must say he is quite generous when it comes to our birthdays for my son and I :)
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@patgalca (18138)
• Orangeville, Ontario
5 Feb 09
I bought my husband's latest car... a sedan, practical, roomy but manageable to drive. When I met him he was drive a Lincoln and always wanted big cars after that so he bought used junkers that didn't last very long. He sure does spend money on the kids though. What they ask for, he usually gives them. Me? Yeah, he can go overboard sometimes when I'd rather he just get me a nice card.
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@Fishmomma (11378)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Actually, all men don't think big, as my husband doesn't most of the time. He purchased a small microwave, car and television. I'm glad he is practical and realizes we can't waste money by buying something that we don't need now.
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@patgalca (18138)
• Orangeville, Ontario
5 Feb 09
Well, that's exactly what I said when I brought the smaller microwave into the house... "This is more practical!"
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@BarBaraPrz (44926)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Feb 09
Compensation for other, smaller things in their life? Hope you got a micro that opens just by pulling on the door...
@patgalca (18138)
• Orangeville, Ontario
5 Feb 09
Actually, the one he brought home had a push button to open the door; the one I brought home has a door handle... and it came with 2 free egg poachers!!! The other micro was 20 years old so it was just a matter of time. But my husband was always slamming the door on it and I always told him to close it gently... wear and tear, you know. He was the same way with his recliner, slamming the footstool down when he got out of it. That thing only lasted a couple of years. 45 years old and he doesn't know how to take care of his stuff... except his golf clubs.
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@BarBaraPrz (44926)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Feb 09
Men!
@Opal26 (17679)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Hey pat! You know I think that this might be true! I don't know why they think that way, but they do! I never really thought about it before! I know that when my boyfriend buys things for me he doesn't think big! In fact he thinks small and cheap! But when it comes to him he sure thinks big and expensive! I wonder what that means! I think I'm really pissed now! He better get me something really big for Valentines Day!
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@patgalca (18138)
• Orangeville, Ontario
5 Feb 09
I'd be happy if he made me something... actually, I'd be stunned! I mean, if he made me a big huge Valentine's card with his own hands I would find that really special. Oh.... just thought of past Valentine's Days... the gigantic pink gorilla, the huge pink frog, Easter's giant yellow ducky... and all those stuffed animals atop my bedstead are probably pretty dusty. I don't need anymore. I'd be happy with a card this year. No need to waste money we don't have.
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