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Is Dr. J lying when he said he couldn't afford an anniversary gift?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by farmerjerome, Aug 11, 2006.


Is Dr. J lying when he said he couldn't afford an anniversary gift?

  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
  2. No

    16 vote(s)
  1. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    So Dr. J and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary on Saturday.

    We've been pretty strapped lately, so he says he was waiting for a new credit card to buy me a gift. Today he ran down to the mailbox as soon as the mail came.

    No card.

    So he says I'm not getting a gift because he was going to put the remaining amount on the card.

    So is he lying or is this something that men do? Honestly, he really doesn't look like he's lying.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    If he's running to the mailbox to see if there's a credit card he can use to buy an anniversary gift, probably not.

    EDIT: Happy anniversary. I hope your first year was as happy as was ours.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    He's not lying. That's the only assumption you can make.

    If you go the other way, and he wasn't lying, you'll be hurt.

    so assume he's not lying, happy day otherwise.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Mrs. J,

    I think this calls for the following response:

    "Dr. J, I don't want you spending money we don't have for our anniversary. We can make it special without a credit card."
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Don't want to judge his honesty, but for my first anniversary gift with my second wife, I created a very neat thing that had, on 101 pages, the 101 reasons why I loved her.

    I did so because we were broke, but I didn't want to NOT give her a gift.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Then tell him your present to him is ass-to-mouth.

    Just don't let him see the strap on...

    In all seriousness, happy anniversary...
  7. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    I thought this post was going to be about Alexandra Stevenson and Julius Erving.
  8. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Whatever. ;D

    I told him I wanted at least one flower -- even if it ment he drew a rose on paintshop pro and printed it out on picture paper. Actually, I'd probably like that better. It would last longer.
  9. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    If you guys are still paying off college and your wedding, it might well be the truth. And waiting for a credit card to buy a gift is not a good thing.

    Maybe you should set a money limit, and see how creative he can be. It's better he uses his mind than a credit card.
  10. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Tell him to simply head to the supermarket, grab some ingredients and cook his little heart out for you. It always gets me laid ... every time. I just can't believe it took me so long to figure it out. :-\
  11. farmerjerome

    farmerjerome Active Member

    Nah, men should do that every couple of weeks. Anniversary better be something like seven courses of gourmet food. Might as well go out.

    By the way, spending limits are bullshit. I've never stuck to one. Ever.

    That's why I'm so poor. :D
  12. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Congratulations on the anniversary. I'm certain that if a gift isn't to come his intentions were in all the right places.
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