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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2017, 01:14:47 AM »
Why is it I get the sneaking suspicion some of you tough talkers are in the same boat as me?

Update: The Queen took my testicles out of the baby food jar she keeps them in, and loaned them to me. It was nice to have them back for a few hours. She usually does that when she wants me to mow the yard and change her oil.

They and the jar are sitting on the mantle until she needs something else.
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2017, 01:14:47 AM »

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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2017, 04:13:11 AM »
Hi CanonFanBoy.

 :o :o ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D where the hell is the laugh till I cried emoji? I would hazard a guess that a lot more of us can identify with this than would freely admit to it!

I feel your pain, loving some of the devious ideas put forwards, particularly the send for repair option, not so keen on the eBay and buy back idea, have to pay fees on the sale and the purchase!
My advice, if you love your wife (significant other), learn the phrase "yes dear," use it and bide your time, an oprtunity will arise at some point.
Of course if you didn't love her you would have bought the lens and let her divorce you! :)
I hope your wife doesn't read CR!  :o :o ;D

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Why is it I get the sneaking suspicion some of you tough talkers are in the same boat as me?

Update: The Queen took my testicles out of the baby food jar she keeps them in, and loaned them to me. It was nice to have them back for a few hours. She usually does that when she wants me to mow the yard and change her oil.

They and the jar are sitting on the mantle until she needs something else.
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #47 on: May 24, 2017, 02:12:27 PM »
Why is it I get the sneaking suspicion some of you tough talkers are in the same boat as me?

Update: The Queen took my testicles out of the baby food jar she keeps them in, and loaned them to me. It was nice to have them back for a few hours. She usually does that when she wants me to mow the yard and change her oil.

They and the jar are sitting on the mantle until she needs something else.

You've had all the advice from this thread that you need to get out of this mess....... ;)

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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2017, 03:00:03 PM »
It's all about tactics...

Wife: "Is that a new lens?"
Me:   "No, I've had it for a while but don't use it much."  "Oh, is that a new purse?"
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2017, 03:41:11 PM »
This has been good for a laugh on a rainy day!

Funny, it was my wife that "pushed" me into the 1DX2 plus 400DO II and she volunteers to carry the gear on our hikes.  My conscience still bothers me. ;)

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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2017, 04:11:27 PM »
First, I thought I ran things in my castle. I thought wrong. The Queen informed me today that my lens buying days are over. I thought it rather rude as she did this while looking over my shoulder as I read the rumor thread about the 85L that is soon to be announced.

I've had a good run and got further along in the buying marathon than I ever thought I would. I am, however, already getting the shakes and sweats as the 85L announcement date draws ever closer.

I'd never buy a lens without the reviews and some time passing to see if it is all it is cracked up to be anyway, so will a cooling off period soften her iron fisted ruling?

Has anyone else been shut down? ;) Whatever did you do? The tone was most disturbing.

You need to remember the "golden rule":

He who makes the most Gold.....
....makes the Rules.

:)

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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2017, 05:39:49 PM »
It's all about tactics...

Wife: "Is that a new lens?"
Me:   "No, I've had it for a while but don't use it much."  "Oh, is that a new purse?"

It is about tactics.....

She is about to get a 5D4.... how do I convince her to let me borrow it?
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2017, 05:39:49 PM »

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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2017, 07:14:55 PM »
Well, I've heard that it's better to ask forgiveness than permission. I've also heard that divorce lawyers are expensive…  ;)
True, but also very liberating.....though expensive.

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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #53 on: May 24, 2017, 07:27:36 PM »
She bought a SL1 and a couple lenses for the trip to Ireland.
Now she is eyeing my M5.
It's hopeless.
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #54 on: Today at 08:44:00 AM »
I haven't had an argument about money in close to 10 years because of this:

Make a household budget. Anything that is bought because of need is included (food, one pair of glasses, medicines, ...). Anything you buy because you want it goes into your respective private budgets, governing private accounts: cameras, shoes, musical instruments, bags, birthday gifts, I'd-rather-eat-out-than-bring-lunch-box-today.

Introduce the concept with "It will increase the surprise when I order a gift for you since you won't risk seeing the transaction in the bank statement before delivery!"
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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #55 on: Today at 10:24:56 AM »
I haven't had an argument about money in close to 10 years because of this:

Introduce the concept with "It will increase the surprise when I order a gift for you since you won't risk seeing the transaction in the bank statement before delivery!"

But if that gift's a 5DIV and she doesn't do any photography ?   ;)

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Re: Has anyone else been shut down?
« Reply #56 on: Today at 12:55:13 PM »
Or the wife buys you a new piece of gear for Christmas and asks to borrow it a week later.
Was it something she actually wanted?
Sometimes I think it's more like a game of Chess more than anything else.
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