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    Default Another reason for a backhoe

    The Wife came back from walking the dogs to inform me there was a dead coyote at the top of our hill. She wanted me to bury it. I thought for a moment and told her I'd bury it with my new backhoe. She thought for a moment and told me she guessed it would just have to rot.

    I was briefly hopeful. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

    Pete

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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    I'd wait about a week, and tell her... "Honey, Babe, Sugar... that coyote is still laying there, rotten, smelling up a storm...

    Would be nice about now to have that backhoe and get rid of it...Babydoll..." [img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]




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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    Thanks for the laugh [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]. I've tried a similar logic on my wife with the same results. Kinda like trying to catch that wise old fish (not that your wife is a fish [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img], or old [img]/w3tcompact/icons/shocked.gif[/img]). You can see 'em swimming up to the bait, they circle for a minute, then swim off. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/frown.gif[/img]


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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    Peter,

    I forgot to mention, you have to be subtle and not too obvious... don't want her to catch on or anything... [img]/w3tcompact/icons/laugh.gif[/img]




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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    ...and won't a dead coyote just attract more?


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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    Do you guys really have that much trouble with the wife? I see phrases like can't convinced the wife, trying to talk her into it, etc. all over this board. Am I the only one here that does not have this problem. Now that I think about it, my wife is the one trying to convince me. [img]/w3tcompact/icons/blush.gif[/img] She has been bugging me all week to get a 10hp chipper shredder on sale at home depot for $597 so we don't have to drag off the limbs.


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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    CR, some of us are just very lucky..... I have heard "Will you go buy that bulldozer and get me a place cleaned off so we can put up that barn."

    But on the other side no one wants their spouse to spend $10-20k in one quick shot with out at least talking it over and getting some kind of agreement on it. Would you like to come home an find a new pink Cady, or two walls missing form your living room. "I thought we would just add a new den and get all new carpet."


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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    In marketing there is an emphasis on keeping your "product" on the customer's mind. I had good luck on getting my bandsaw by grinning and commenting "gee, the ___ would get done faster if I had a bandsaw." Course I never limited myself to anything that actually would need a bandsaw[img]/w3tcompact/icons/wink.gif[/img]

    Gotta watch those pauses though - try just responding as if you have the 'hoe... Good Luck!

    Andy in NH

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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    My sweetie would just smile, take me by the hand out to the shed, hand me the pick axe and a shovel and point. At that point, I'd know two things: 1. No backhoe. 2. The coyote was gonna get buried, by me, right away.

    I do love her a lot, though (my sweetie, not the coyote.)


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    Default Re: Another reason for a backhoe

    John -- You forget that where we live what's not eaten in a week will be frozen solid!

    Pete

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