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    Quote Originally Posted by Diapositivo View Post
    The fact that she threw away shoes that she bought and never wore is just a huge show of insanity, or nervous breakdown, or whatever, doubling the damage (unless she recovered them a moment later after the sad show) .... But did she really did that? It's so nonsensical it's hard to believe. And to demonstrate what? If anything it demonstrates even more fully that she is the money waster.
    Alas, you are seeing this from a male perspective. Owning lots of stuff is just an impediment to further SHOPPING - which is, of course, the meaning of life. Chucking the shoes was not a sad show - it was a joyous moment, apparently, what with all that empty wardrobe space just waiting to be filled.... She really did do this, but I have over egged the pudding slightly by ommiting the fact that some of the shoes were many weeks and a few several months old, so were in danger of becoming.... NO LONGER FASHIONABLE. So, maybe they had to go. The underlying metaphor being that none of my cameras are less than 20 years old and most are much older, so, they are definately not trendy.

    As for donating the shoes to the poor - well, I am not sure if they got recycled or not, but we live in Britain which has a welfare state. This means that not even the poor are compelled to wear unfashionable footware...

    your commendable habit of using the cameras you buy is just a testament of your sincere passion for photography, deserving the future discretionary useless unappreciated unused shoes family budget to be entirely diverted to useful actually-used sensible beautiful film technology.
    Couldn't have pu it better myself
    Can you please explain this to my wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steven_e007 View Post
    WARNING!!!!

    DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!



    I tried this - I pointed out to my moaning and complaining wife that she had as many pairs of shoes as I had cameras.

    BIG MISTAKE. I am embarrassed that, as a married man of many years, I was so foolish.
    My wife was in the car and heard it, but I didn't say it to her. I made the shoes comparison when a friend of hers asked me why I needed so many cars. It's just exchanging one rhetorical question for another.

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    I thought of this thread yesterday...my husband was helping me move some stuff in our "extra room" where I have a bunch of camera stuff. He says, "what do you need all this for..." He's a big time audiophile. We have a wall of LPs and dead tube equipment everywhere. I'm thinking "really...? Are we going there?" Just had to share. I'm a female that skips the shoes and goes for the camera equipment with a husband that uses and collects audio equipment...we're an analogue household.

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    Do you hide your cameras from your wife?

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    Time for an attitude adjustment. Tell her that since she won't let you buy cameras but she can waste money by throwing shoes out, you are not going to renew your marriage contract at you next anniversary. Then stand back and enjoy the show!
    Usually the player's strike starts with great fanfare and bravado...

    But when the management lockout starts to really take hold, the tune usually starts to change pretty quickly.

    The secret is to acquire more cameras than she is willing to count. Then a new face usually goes unnoticed... After a "conditioning period", it just becomes... "You got another box today..."

    PS: I never ever mention her spending. I'm not about to get into that discussion.


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    Do you hide your cameras from your wife?

    Quote Originally Posted by marenmcgowan View Post
    I thought of this thread yesterday...my husband was helping me move some stuff in our "extra room" where I have a bunch of camera stuff. He says, "what do you need all this for..." He's a big time audiophile. We have a wall of LPs and dead tube equipment everywhere. I'm thinking "really...? Are we going there?" Just had to share. I'm a female that skips the shoes and goes for the camera equipment with a husband that uses and collects audio equipment...we're an analogue household.
    Don't get caught by the hoarders show!

    Or the FIREMEN OF AMERICA (Fahrenheit 451 reference)


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    Quote Originally Posted by marenmcgowan View Post
    I thought of this thread yesterday...my husband was helping me move some stuff in our "extra room" where I have a bunch of camera stuff. He says, "what do you need all this for..." He's a big time audiophile. We have a wall of LPs and dead tube equipment everywhere. I'm thinking "really...? Are we going there?" Just had to share. I'm a female that skips the shoes and goes for the camera equipment with a husband that uses and collects audio equipment...we're an analogue household.

    Thank you for pointing this out.

    I was concerned that my earlier comment must have come across as ba bit 'men are from mars women are from venus' stereotyped.... In reality it is merely a symptom of people living together with competeing priorities.

    At least you are both collectors - that must be the route to all happiness
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    If dishonesty is the only route to go, just say you have been saving bit by bit for months for such a purchase. In reality, you could just do this now and have a kit in six months... It's not like they don't come up for sale all the time. But with a baby on the way, and if the purchase is really to save those precious moments, and if your current cameras don't cut it, go for it and make up for it later. Cut $10/week from your personal spending---most of us probably spend more than that on coffee and/or beer.


    I put about $20/week aside for photography. At the rate I shoot with everything else going on in my life, about half of this goes to film or chemicals and the rest towards savings for gear or whatever. $500 or so a year isn't that much, but it does go a long way, especially once you have a kit set up already.

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    [QUOTE=StoneNYC;1426336]Don't get caught by the hoarders show!

    Or the FIREMEN OF AMERICA (Fahrenheit 451 reference)

    not quite at the hoarding phase. We can still walk through the room without stepping on stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven_e007 View Post
    At least you are both collectors - that must be the route to all happiness
    too true...

    heterolysis is right...budgeting is a great plan. I suck at that, but it's a really good point.
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    I have been into cars and drag racing for quite a few years, i've recently just sold a race engine and a couple of very large turbos, I have then got into photography, started with a box brownie...have just bought a 5x4 speed graphic lol anyway this is how you need to put it:

    "Which would you rather me being interested in cars with loads of expensive oily car parts cluttering up the place since we have no garage, or a nice neat high quality camera that will only go up in value that will sit on the shelf out the way?"

    At this point you then ask if she wants a tea or coffee and go put the kettle on I'm quite lucky in the fact that I have asked the wife to be if i'm allowed a dark room in our house we are looking to buy next year and i've been allowed lol

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