Dear my friend mrsfotografie.
I love your fantastic Tricks that make me feel good, and you feel happy too.
My Trick are simple---Every time that I go to buy the new Photographic equipment from the Local Camera Shop, or Order from Internet---I must buy the Jewelry/ Diamonds/ Lady's Decor. Items for my dear wife, which cost 25% more than my Equipments----Ha, Ha, Ha---That Why, She still love me, Not Kill me yet---So far. Plus, She is the Vice President/ Book Keeper/ CPA of my Company----She Know that , When I want another Big White Lens that cost more than the her 3 Carat Diamond Ring---Yes, Now she might want 5 Carats -Pure White Diamond Ring---Ha, Ha, Ha--YES, That will save my family life. Yes, I tell her that Canon EF 800 mm will use for the Office Job, That I can shoot the Top of Building Details/ Architectural Detail with out risk my Life to climb the Building , and use Old 50 mm. Lens-----Ha, Ha, Ha.
Nice to talk with you.
That's very funny Surapon, and I think those rules work across all cultures.
There's also the special case that seems to be a Thai exclusive, when I was a very young soldier I was enamoured of a very Lovely Thai Lady (are there any other types ??), she clearly pointed out to me what happens when anything comes between her & her love/interest for you, they arrange for a duck to eat what's left of your Family Jewels, generally this applies when your interest might momentarily shift to other young ladies, but Obsessive Camera interest always concerned me as a possible cause, so I sold all my Cameras during this interlude.
Fortunately I must have read the situation right as I'm now the very proud father of two growing sons, and everything is still where it's supposed to be, mostly.
This might be the ultimate reason for your very fair attitude where your lovely wife is concerned.
LOL, I'm happy to say my private life isn't quite that dangerous
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