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    Husband punishment

    My husband was with me at JoAnn's the other day and I picked up a quilting book to page through. He said "OMG, did you know that book was $25?!" I said "OK, first, it's half priced, and secondly, I'm only looking at it for the pictures."

    Mr. Smartypants replies, "Oh REALLY, I thought you just bought them for the articles!"

    After composing myself, I informed him that ordinarily, remarks like that would land him back in the car to wait for me, but since this is what I think he wants, he just bought himself ten more minutes in the fabric store instead! Oh, and the longer I spend in the store, the more $$$ I spend as a result, so keep it up, Bucko!

    So I ask you, what kind of punishments do you dole out to your Mister Smartypants?
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    LOL I am the MR. Smartypants I wish my wife would dole out punishments like that...of course we are both fabriholics...and I'm not interested in any 12 step programs for it...LOL great story btw
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    I don't feel the need to "dole out" punishment to my husband. It's not right nor is it fair.

    I guess I am old fashioned and don't understand this "new age" marriage thing about hiding purchases and punishing one's spouse for something.
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    I like bringing hubs along. He has a thing about buying end of bolt fabric. I always walk out with more fabric then I intended to buy when he goes with me.
    Last edited by DebraK; 09-21-2012 at 09:28 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I guess I am old fashioned and don't understand this "new age" marriage thing about hiding purchases and punishing one's spouse for something.
    +1

    Hah.
    But I thought it was the other way - generationally speaking.
    Meaning it was an "old marriage" thing.

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    DH has been really good the last years and enables me. Also I am not into "punishing".
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    I like bringing hubs along. He has a thing about buying end of bolt fabric. I always walk out with more fabric then I intended to buy when he goes with me.
    Mine shoves me in the store throws the VIsa card at me and says .......Have fun!!!
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    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
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    That's hilarious! Mine says he doesn't mind going with me, but I always feel hurried when he's along, so most times I go alone. Get to touch and feel more fabric that way.

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    Ha ha ha cute...but I have to be carefull when i bring my hubby along, he always makes me spend more than i had budgeted....isn`t that a drag!!! ha ha ha !! not.....that`s why i always take him along!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot View Post

    After composing myself, I informed him that ordinarily, remarks like that would land him back in the car to wait for me,
    One day, he may go back to the car, and go home. Better keep taxi fare handy............LOL
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    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi712 View Post
    That's hilarious! Mine says he doesn't mind going with me, but I always feel hurried when he's along, so most times I go alone. Get to touch and feel more fabric that way.
    My husband brings a book to read.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    lol, that works too ;-)
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    I love when my husband goes to the fabric store with me. He helps me match fabrics, he gets the number and waits by the cutting table while I am still shopping, and best of all, he's always asking me if I need anything else...I always end up buying more than was on my list.

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    When I come out of the fabric store with a pkg. my DH always says "Is that all you bought."? He is an enabler, gotta love -em

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    I don't bother bringing my DH. I know he doesn't really enjoy the experience. Mainly based on the fact that when there is a big sale at Joann's the people in my area get a bit rude. No excuse me's, or anything; lots of getting pushed out of the way etc. (one of the many reasons I keep trying out smaller LQS to find one that works)
    So I figure I'm going to have more fun without him complaining anyway. So he tells me to have fun, I have my money limit, and I go have a blast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    I don't feel the need to "dole out" punishment to my husband. It's not right nor is it fair.

    I guess I am old fashioned and don't understand this "new age" marriage thing about hiding purchases and punishing one's spouse for something.
    I don't understand it, either. If I want to buy something, I buy it. Period. I have enough sense, to know whether or not we can afford it. As for telling DH what he "has" to do, forget it. We're both adults and expect to be treated as such, by each other.

    That said, I'm assuming the "punishment" and "hiding" comments are made in jest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot View Post
    Mr. Smartypants replies, "Oh REALLY, I thought you just bought them for the articles!" .........
    This takes me back to the old days when the "bought them for the articles" excuse was given by geezers who bought PlayBoy magazines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    I don't understand it, either. If I want to buy something, I buy it. Period. I have enough sense, to know whether or not we can afford it. As for telling DH what he "has" to do, forget it. We're both adults and expect to be treated as such, by each other.

    That said, I'm assuming the "punishment" and "hiding" comments are made in jest!
    Yes, Neesie they were.
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    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)

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    My husband REFUSES to go anyplace that has fabric with me.
    He would rather have stakes driven under his finger nails before
    having to "suffer" shopping with me for ANYTHING sewing or even
    craft related.
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    If they are having a sale, DH encourages me to buy more!!

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    My husband is usually an enabler when I go fabric shopping because he spends more than I do on wood (he's a woodworker) and has a bigger stash than me. When I take him into a quilt shop, he usually just says "show me the man bench" and gives me time to shop. These days he doesn't even have to look at the old copies of " Field and Stream" because he carries a smartphone and surfs the web! We even make jokes about me "Farting" (Fabric Acquiring Road Trip), and him "Warting" ....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    My husband REFUSES to go anyplace that has fabric with me.
    He would rather have stakes driven under his finger nails before
    having to "suffer" shopping with me for ANYTHING sewing or even
    craft related.
    Same with my DH!!!
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    I was in a mill ends fabric store recently - there was a gentleman sitting in the library area, reading his own book (not one of the quilt magazines). About an hour later, when I was at the cutting table, he came up to the woman ahead of me and asked with a smile "Are we in the home stretch now?" What a patient, gentle guy!

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