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Are there any simmer's wife countermeasures?

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Seeing as that I just blew $75 on FSX Deluxe, the thought has occured to me that my wife may likely kill me when she gets home from work.Now, in the past, I've tried other countermeasures, but they don't seem to work;I tried throwing strips of tinfoil at her in case her radar was on, but she just looks at me and then tells me to pick them up. Now I've spent money and tossed stuff around the house.I tried throwing road flares behind me while I'm running away, but that just burns the carpet.I tried buying flowers, but eventually the flowers die and then she thinks of death and that carries over to me and flight simming.I try taking her on trips, but then she checks the bank statements and my purchases for FS pop up on the list. We'll be out of town, so that would make it harder for the Police to find my body.Hmmm, what to do...what to do???

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Guest dpc

Tell her that your girl friend bought it for you. That should divert her attention from the game. Once you tell her you were only joking and you get her calmed down maybe the fact that you don't actually have a girl friend will take the sting out of having bought the game.Dave

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Whenever my wife puts her hands on her hips and stares at me for a "non essential purchase" I confidently utter the phrase:"Honey, it's cheaper than a psychiatrist". It carried me through the PFC throttle quadrant and Go Flight incidents last year. :) Bob...

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>I am thinking you should start practicing eating a lot of>kimchee... Because shortly you will be in it deep. :)LMAO!!Tim :D

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Guest SoarPics

Shane, you forgot about "Married Math". It is what dictates the true price of anything a husband buys. It's not like any other kind of math because there is no right answer. The final "true" cost of your sim will be determined by what your wife decides to buy to "balance" your purchase. You'll know the final cost of your sim when she tells you, "Since you bought your game I bought XXXXXXX" (to wives our sim is nothing more than a game... truly sad that they don't understand).In the end don't waste your time doing the Married Math. You will only find it frustrating. Be happy just that she finally closes the books on the deal, and above all else have fun with the new sim (you lucky bugger :-) ).Greg

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That wasn't very smart now was it? :) You should have paid for FSX in cash. Then installed it in a deeply nested directory in windows (not under MS games). Then you should have removed any desktop shortcuts or FSX menu items and hid the box. Then you would be ok cause I doubt she will notice much difference in the graphics :-lol.

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Try disabling the WIFEDAR, by creating a splash screen which has the wording FSX Demo....lol

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>Try disabling the WIFEDAR, by creating a splash screen which>has the wording FSX Demo....lolLmaoSome good suggestions out there.I know all about Married Math. I gave up on that a LONG time ago. :-lol

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Guest allcott

Set a day aside each week for several weeks. Change the screensaver, change the layout of the icons, or even create a separate user account for simming, as I did. Ask her if she's got anything on the computer she doesn't need as you're thinking of reinstalling. Offer to dump all those photos she never looks at!Create a climate of change, then go buy your new hardware and FSX addons, but not on the family credit card you usually use. When she comes home and finds you buried in the innards of the computer you can casually announce you are `reinstalling`, and the problem goes away. When she logs on she knows it doesn't look the same, again - but she doesn't know why. Worried, she checks her photo files and finds all her photos of her beloved mother and her brooomstick still in place. She breathes a sigh of relief: You're safe.This message will self destruct in ten seconds.Allcott

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You think you have it rough? I just told my wife I ordered a $4000.00 computer. Add the $75.00, and that's $4075.00 PLUS Tax and delivery. I WISH it were just $75.00. ALL for FSX. Stan

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I guess I'm lucky that my wife alternates her "entertainment time" between The Sims 2 and World of Warcraft. Me buying FSX means we get quality time together... you know... uh... in the same room and all...It's neat too. I balance out her "Hey, honey, check out my new AOE spell!" with my "Did I ever show you the Kai-Tek approach?" We tend to cancel eachother out, which works out in the end. ;)

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That's the approach I use.Honey since we're walking pass EB shall we go and have a nosey, we've got no money so there is no risk...Enter EB GamesExcuse me Mr Salesman what date does Sims 2 latest addition get released?Oh the 26th October, what about FSX?Again the 26th October?Wow, honey we go WowPos live (Woolworths new till system for those not in the know (Woolworths is a food supermarket in Aussie) on the 25th, lets buy some games on the day after to celebrate.Done deal, pre order both :)God help me when my daughter is old enough to want her own computer, it will get a bit more expensive then :)

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I am always buying simstuff cash, or with my own "secret" creditcard. Remember, there is alot of truth in the saying "cash IS King". ;-)http://www.scandicair.com/images/sa_banner.gifFSX..:-hmmm...nah.. Still happy without it!! :-hahMy specs are:Dell Dimension 4600 P4/2.8 at 3.0 Ghz1024 Mb DDR333 Dual channel memory (2x256,1x512)256 Mb ATI Radeon X850 Pro ViVo, flashed to a X850 XT PE. Omega 2.6.87 (CAT 5.12)DirectX 9.0cW XP Home with SP2E171FPb Flat panel monitor 17"370Gb HD (120 GB Maxtor, 250GB Samsung) 7200rpm ATA Lacie 250Gb Extern HDMy work:http://library.avsim.net/search.php?CatID=...&Go=Change+View

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"Married Math"Luckily this time my Math was the other way around. It just so happened that on 10/3 my wife went to the clinique counter at Dillards and dropped $95 on lip stick and what ever else. When she called and said honey I have something to tell you... I told her about my purchase and laughed that I didn't even get a free gift with it LOL. Not another word was said about either :)

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Guest BOPrey

Hmmm, my wife never ask. Anyway, what is this thing that fly sim people with their wives? As the one who brings food on the dinner table, pays for all the vacations, most of what the wife wears, kids education, and dinners in fancy restaurants, shouldn't we deserve more than a copy of $75 software? I say we deserve top of the line hardware, and that includes but not limited to the fastest computers and video cards, hugh hi res monitors, paddles, throttle quadrants, yokes, and sticks. So I just buy what I want.

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Easy, install FSX then hide the box. Rename the shortcut back to FS9. Is she really going to notice the difference? "Honey, those ground textures look bigger, did you buy a new sim?" My wife thinks I'm still running FS 5.1 (just kidding)

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Guest cmhodge

On a related note, how do you convince the better half that a new $250 video card and another stick of RAM will help her check her email and surf the web faster? :-) :-)FS was no problem-- she has her own hobby (rubber stamps) that takes a much bigger chunk out of the household budget.

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LOL! I jsut warned my wife that there's going to be a 78 dollar purchase (rough with tax) in the near future. I told her "It's Flightsim, I always buy the new version" HEHEHE

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Guest DanWalloch

Get your own credit card, have it mailed to you at work and get online paperless statements. Or the easy way..PAY CASH!

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Guest MasterBlaster

That's easy. Drive around to some flight schools and aircraft dealers and pick up some brochures and price lists. Spread them out on the kitchen counter and be reading them when she gets home.Leave them there for a couple of days. Then tell her you purchased the new Flight Simulator and that should keep you happy for a while. She'll be so happy you might get all kinds of nice things from her.

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