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Pipe conversation with my girlfriend

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  1. pagan

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    So my girlfriend was on the couch and I was in the corner on the computer and she says "Leme guess, your on Ebay" this is how the conversation went from there;
    Me. Yep
    Her. Your always on Ebay
    Me. and your always on Pinterest, while Im on Ebay
    Her. But Im looking at new recipes to try for dinner
    Me. well Im not eating that scented basket looking thing sitting on the coffee table
    Her. that's different, its a craft, your always looking at pipes
    Me. Im always looking, every now and then I see something worthwhile and try to get a deal
    Her. what about that pipe you paid $150 for last year, you played with it for weeks and I never see you smoking it
    Me. That was a Dunhill Shell Briar pipe, It was a steal, I cleaned and sanitized it and sold it to a guy from work for $500, that helped pay for the earnings I got you for our anniversary
    Her. I love you
    Me. I love you too babe, whats for dinner?

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
    Posted 2 years ago #
  2. ejames

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    Sounds like some of the conversations I've had with my wife !

    Posted 2 years ago #
  3. ahmadothman

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    let's hope it's not "that scented basket looking thing sitting on the coffee table"

    Great conversation,though

    “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.” - Albert Einstein
    Posted 2 years ago #
  4. pagan

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    Yah the pipe I thought was a freehand or Dublin variation but after resurching it found out it was a 70's era Tankard bowl, my buddy flipped when he saw it, had to have it, I let him talk me into a sale.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  5. mso489

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    Very statesmanlike.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I informed my wife that a portion of the proceeds from my Bruce Weaver pieces goes to Brightstone, and a $600 pipe was instantly a great buy.

    http://brightstone.org/

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
    Posted 2 years ago #
  7. pagan

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    informed my wife that a portion of the proceeds from my Bruce Weaver pieces goes to Brightstone,

    Very noble Sir

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    All's good! Thanks for the thread.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Yep. Similar convo once between the wife and I. 1926 Dunhill check. Bought for $10 check. Sold for over $300 check. She doesn't question antique pipe values anymore.

    Jason
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Sounds familiar.

    Javan
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    very very smart, indeed, I need to use the same technique with my wife.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  12. akfilm

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    YEP.

    I flipped a couple pipes before, but my wife just stopped asking about how much a pipe costs...and I don't ask her about her new shoes....

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    +1
    Similar conversations with SWMBO, & although she is not dazzled by glitter & bobbles, she can be persuaded by splitting & putting up 6-8 cords of firewood for the winter (or sending her to the tropics).

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
    Specialization is for insects!" - Robert Heinlein
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Sounds like some of the conversations I've had with my wife !

    My wife hates everything about pipes, pipe tobacco and pipe smoking. In fact, she especially doesn't like me "wasting" my time on this forum!

    It just makes my "me" time that much more enjoyable.

    Dot
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Ahhhhhh, that's why I'm not married. No explaining....lol.

    KEEP ON PUFFING!!!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  16. ssjones

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    I've had similar good-nature conversations with my wife. She collected Longaberger baskets (which can get kind of pricey). She always swore they had good value and which would only increase. A few years ago, like pipes (), she thought she had too many and decided to sell some on eBay. Sadly, their value didn't go up in most cases. I was able to give her some gentle ribbing. This week, the Longaberger folks had their basket shaped office building up for sale, but they were finding no takers (shocker!) So, a little more fun.

    Al

    Posted 2 years ago #
  17. ejames

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    My wife loves it when pipes pay for an unexpected expense, such as the radiator that I ordered recently for my truck.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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