Silly wife and her groupon

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    My wife is not just a penny pincher, but a full fledged all out penny hawk and sometimes a spare change thief. Lately, shes been freaking out about groupon and its "deals" and a few months ago she showed me something that rocked my world. Its a $29.99 deal, half off i believe, for 100 clays and a dinner for two at Wings North. Only catch is, I sold my mossy about 5 years ago to buy a crib for my daughter, which she never used. Neither did my youngest..

    Now this said coupon stated specifically and I read it out loud to her and stressed the point BEFORE purchasing, it is for the dinner and clay. There was no mention of shotguns or shells. Yesterday she freaked out and ruined my ramen lunch by declaring that i was trying to sneak a new gun purchase (sorta true, but where we live it is shotgun only for deer season and i have to travel over 45 miles to get into some good rifle land and our yard is literally PACKED with deer during season) she would not spend a penny more than what was paid for the coupon and that I was not to buy a shotgun or shells or rent them from them...ive had my eyes on a pistol grip stevens (savage) 230 12 ga since im risking overpenetration with my rifles in a home defense scenario. And tresspessers are more and more often trying to break into the vehicles, camper and garage.

    I am sooo depressed. Until i heard of this place, which is closed during the summer, i had always assumed that clays and dinner was done by shooting in the backyard and then walking into the house and eating. The closest thing Ive ever had to it was coming home last Thanksgiving after sleeping errr hunting all day.

    The Stevens is $199 which is 35 off the MSRP and 50 lower than anywhere else. Add Her 10% employee discount at wally world and its a $190 shotgun after the $13 background check fee and tax. Shells are what, $5 a box and if I go online its even better at sportsmans guide. im soooooooo depressed. At this point, id trade the 30/30 and a pocket rocket or two for one, which she would never allow. So depressing...


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    Um, IMHO, you need help.
    Does she go get her hair done?
    Nails?
    Dresses?
    Shoes?
    Handbag collection?
    If you are frivolous about things that YOU do, and things that YOU have given up since getting hitched,
    She needs to be reminded.
    How many baby clothes are there around that are un-needed?
    You need to have an "allowance" for your stuff as well.
    If she is robbing Peter(You) to pay Paul(her & the family), that ain't cool.You need to talk with her about setting five bucks a week away for your stuff.
    Do you have a lot of extra-curicular activities,(bowling,softball, poker night with the boys, Etc,Etc..)
    Talk about giving up one of those expenses to fund your guns.

    Also, if you have deer very close to where you live, and they are only able to be taken with a shottie, tell her to look at all the money saved in venison in the freezer instead of going to buy beef, which is not even as healthy for you.

    P.S.

    Also, NEVER EVER sell a gun to buy anything.
    Unless you had Roy Rogers personal six shooters or John Waynes Winchester and you had to sell it to pay off a mortgage to save your house, I repeat NEVER sell a gun, unless of course its to fund another gun!!
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    Man i spend all day watching the kids. First one up to get one ready for 4k and last one to bed as i read the bedtime stories that also puts her to bed and get up 5 times a night for water bathroom nightmares...i dont have extracurricular activities. My PS3 is covered in dust, the Xbox she had to have doesnt get used and my truck is on E. i got nothing left to give up. I think a revolution is in order.

    I think shes emulating her mother, you should see her father. Dude sits in his room all day, wanders around with cats, meows with them and basically isnt a man. Ill cannibalize her before I give up anything else.

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    Is the budget really tight there, or is she just a mizer, with total control over the bank books?
    If its the latter, you guys need therapy or an intervention of sorts, because that ain't healthy for you.

    If its the former, I understand.
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    Cripes, just call them and ask if they rent guns, most do, that's how you get new shooters.

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    Its a little of both, though by money being tight, we have a surplus of about 800 a month even without my unemployment.

    To shed some light on her mizerness...Her mother has a huge psychological and gambling/stupid issue. Sometimes when we were dating in high school, Id go to visit and I would watch her mother physically fight with her sister over, of all things, a cheeseburger, which was the only food in that refrigerator. So you get the scope, her mother bit all around the edges and spit inside the bun so nobody else would want it and she would have the food instead of her kids.

    I blame her mother, who just "borrowed" $400 for a plane ticket for a funeral of a cousin she never met, her mother makes $31 an hour as a caretaker for a 103 yr old woman. She should have some money since her rent is 500 and utilities are taxpayer funded...but, alas, the casino...i have been out of work for 6 months, but then again, it cant last forever and i rarely go 4 months without finding a job for a year or two, before being laid off.

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    "we have a surplus of about 800 a month even without my unemployment. "

    Buy the shotgun and buy it now.

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    As a pastor/counselor, I've found over the years that money/finances is perhaps the number 1 or 2 cause for marital conflict.
    (No surprise there.)
    And after reading your several posts... wow! A counselor would be seeing a windfall.
    (BTW, if you're church-goers, pastors often give their members free counseling.)
    A couple of quick observations if I may...
    Did you have any say in your wife 'lending' your mother-in-law 400$ for her field trip?
    If she has say in whether-or-not you buy a shottie... you surely should have a say in that kind of gift-giving.
    Now it's also possible that deep down, your wife is a bit resentful that you're home on unemployment.
    (I've seen that before.)
    With the facts you've given us, buying a shotgun at such a great price...and one that puts food on the table... is more than fair/reasonable.
    Especially considering that you're a 'stay-at-home dad'. You should be rewarded accordingly.
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    I think you and your wife need more help than we can provide here. Not that we are not sympathetic, but Brass63 nailed it pretty well, not that I agree with his conclusions, or disagree. All in, it sounds like a complicated situation that is very communication intensive.


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    Your just lucky she doesn't race your bullets downrange trying to retrieve them for reloading
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    That would be an interesting defense - I swear, your honor, she always ran down range and caught the bullets so we could save some $$$ on ammo costs. She just slipped this time and slowed down too much...
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    "my PSP is covered in dust, the Xbox she had to have doesn't get used"

    Sounds like you got your shotgun right there .

    Money can be a HUGE issue, I agree some counseling could deff help.
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    Wow.. just wow.

    Buy the shotty. To hell with the rest, I ain't going there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miller_man View Post
    "my PSP is covered in dust, the Xbox she had to have doesn't get used"

    Sounds like you got your shotgun right there .

    Money can be a HUGE issue, I agree some counseling could deff help.
    Yep. Sell the xbox and ps3. That should get you started.

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    If you don't generally spend money on yourself as a habit, then I'd exert your man of the house authority and put your foot down and buy the shotgun. And maybe buy your wife some flowers to thank her for taking care of the finances so efficiently. But remind her that even though things are tight right now, you both still have to live your life.

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