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jayjoans

How to handle a reluctant spouse...

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jayjoans

Me: Kids, we're going to get a new boat...

Wife: No we're not

Me: Kids, we're going to get a new boat...

Wife: No we're not

Me: Kids, we're going to get a new boat...

Wife: No we're not

Me: Kids, we're going to get a new boat...

Wife: No we're not

Me: Kids, we're going to get a new boat...

Wife: No we're not

Me: Kids, we're going on spring break to Yosemite

Wife: great idea!

Me: Kids, since we'll be driving through Merced, let's stop and see how our boat was made at the Malibu factory. It will be educational and stuff....

Wife: um, OK..educational huh?

----Great factory tour by Jorge, saw the whole process up close, caressed boats, sat in different types, commented on color combinations, smelled the sweet smell of fiberglass resin, heard 6 different types of music blaring at every station, watched a water test on the lake, got the free t-shirts and stickers, stared slackjawed at the 25 LSV (dubbed by us as the "potty boat")---

Me: Kids, we're going to get a new boat...

Wife: I like the blue one over there...

Yahoo.gif

Wife: How much for that 247 I like?

Me: Cry.gif

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pup

This is one of those stories that you can easily visualize as you're reading. Entertaining with a laugh at the end.

Good stuff.

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VinRLX

247? Shocking.gif Maybe you should take a psychology class? Biggrin.gif

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chathamsolutions

JJ - been there.

Thanks for the memories. :)

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SacRiverRat

Sooo - what I'm taking from that is I should keep Shannoookie away from the Malibu factory.. :lol: She doesn't need any convincin to get a new boat.. guess MalibuDude and I have more in common than I like to admit Whistling.gif

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Birm

JJ, Right on! Surprised.gif I think I'll use your approach in a few years when I am ready for a new one and my wife needs a bit of nudging.

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SmoothWaterMan

Too bad you're on the west coast Jay, I need your SLXi and I've got a nice blue 247 for ya.

Peter. :)

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stewart
Me: Kids, we're going to get a new boat...

Wife: No we're not........

Wife: How much for that 247 I like?

Me: Cry.gif

:lol: At least I'm not the only one

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spaznoook
Sooo - what I'm taking from that is I should keep Shannoookie away from the Malibu factory.. :lol: She doesn't need any convincin to get a new boat.. guess MalibuDude and I have more in common than I like to admit Whistling.gif

you have no idea.......

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wakeup

Good stuff! thanks for sharing.

Our boat was last year, now its the wife asking "why do we need more new toys for the boat again this year?" Whistling.gif

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catalac

Good story...

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Malibudude
Sooo - what I'm taking from that is I should keep Shannoookie away from the Malibu factory.. :lol: She doesn't need any convincin to get a new boat.. guess MalibuDude and I have more in common than I like to admit Whistling.gif

Now that was magical.. Tongue.gif

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68Slalom

Can't imagine being there, my boat only has 3 hrs on it. I'm one of those 50-60 hrs a year type guy, if we aren't pulling someone we are not moving "don't want to put extra hours on the motor just cruising around" I would hope in 5 years I will be a position to be able to buy another new one.

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Pistol Pete

Sheesh,

This whole time I thought reluctant wife meant something else.

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jayjoans
Sheesh,

This whole time I thought reluctant wife meant something else.

I purposely titled the thread "reluctant spouse" since 'reluctant wife' took on a whole different meaning. Biggrin.gif

I see you read the thread title the way you wanted it to read.....or maybe you're just used to it? Tease2.gif

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johnsvt

Good story...I can remember during the whole demoing of boats the malibu was last on the list. I can remember the sales guy driving us out and saying who's first. I reluctuntly let my wife go first...I can still remember the grin she got from one ear to the other. The next thing she is saying how great the boat is, how much nicer than mc, supra, and centurion this boat was...I looked at the salesman... I can still remember the grin on his face from one ear to the other.

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Pistol Pete
Sheesh,

This whole time I thought reluctant wife meant something else.

I purposely titled the thread "reluctant spouse" since 'reluctant wife' took on a whole different meaning. Biggrin.gif

I see you read the thread title the way you wanted it to read.....or maybe you're just used to it? Tease2.gif

Ha Ha,

I'm not married! Clap.gif

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VinRLX
Ha Ha,

I'm not married! Clap.gif

Wait, is that a jab at the rest of us poor saps??? ;)

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INTChamp
Good story...I can remember during the whole demoing of boats the malibu was last on the list. I can remember the sales guy driving us out and saying who's first. I reluctuntly let my wife go first...I can still remember the grin she got from one ear to the other. The next thing she is saying how great the boat is, how much nicer than mc, supra, and centurion this boat was...I looked at the salesman... I can still remember the grin on his face from one ear to the other.

I was friends with our dealer before we bought our boat. He sent us out for the day in a VLX for his grand opening. My wife did not like our old boat anymore. I ordered our Vride the next week. She didn't put much of a fight at all.

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Baddog

When I read the title of this thread I thought we were going to be heralded with the many benefits of OJ's new self help series.

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Malibuman

You could follow this guys lead or NOT! Whistling.gif

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stewart

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zzbutler

Great story. I have similar issues. I usually say "Hey, lets get a new ...." Expecting her to keep me in check and say no, she usually says "good idea". Doh!

I know, I know, I have it tough right.

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johnsvt
You could follow this guys lead or NOT! Whistling.gif

Easily one of the best adds I have seen.

Edited by johnsvt

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