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IowaJeff
03-01-2010, 09:43
I got my first whiskey-purchasing-related dirty look / snide comment from my wife this weekend! I guess I should clarify the title to this post, I have had plenty of non-whiskey related dirty looks. I found EC12 for $16 and brought home 4 bottles.
Her: "You don't even have room for those on your shelf" (I currently have a shelf on a small bookshelf in the living room with 7-10 bottles).
Me: "I'm going to bunker these in the basement. It's too good of a price to pass up."
Her: "bunker? in case there is a nuclear war?"
Me: " . . ."
Her: [dirty look].

In all seriousness though, she is fine with it, just giving me some well-deserved crap.

;)

cowdery
03-01-2010, 09:54
We probably need to form a spousal support group. Any volunteers?

CaptainQ
03-01-2010, 10:16
I've seen that look myself lately.

chazjaz
03-01-2010, 11:04
I think the best defense is a good offense (not to be confused with offensive). My wife has a few areas of interest in which she collects things. I try to be on the lookout for something she might like and hide it until the time is right. Then if one of those can't pass it up bargains appears at one of the local liquor outlets I can pull out the scorn diffuser. Sometimes it actually works. Just a thought. Proceed with caution.:grin:

DeanSheen
03-01-2010, 11:12
I really don't share my purchases with my wife I just take them downstairs and put them in the cabinet. She does not pay attention to what is in there so I don't have to worry about increasing inventory.

I did tell her a few weeks ago I was going to the store to buy some booze and she asked "what about all that stuff you have in the basement". I explained to her how most of that was either out of production, not available in our state, limited release or a combination of the three.

She just said "ohh, ok" and that was that.

Dramiel McHinson
03-01-2010, 12:27
I really don't share my purchases with my wife I just take them downstairs and put them in the cabinet. She does not pay attention to what is in there so I don't have to worry about increasing inventory.

I did tell her a few weeks ago I was going to the store to buy some booze and she asked "what about all that stuff you have in the basement". I explained to her how most of that was either out of production, not available in our state, limited release or a combination of the three.

She just said "ohh, ok" and that was that.

I've tried that approach too. It worked for me until there was no more room in the house for her stuff she drug home from yard sales. I think I'll supplement my stealth mode with the Scorn Diffuser.

I know that look.:smiley_acbt: It sure takes the joy out of a good dusty hunt.

Vange
03-01-2010, 13:23
I tell my wife my bunker in filled with "investment whisky". It has worked thus far!

ILLfarmboy
03-01-2010, 13:28
The next time that happens, turn right around, walk out, and come back several hours later with a new big screen TV. She'll forget all about the EC12. :grin:

Halifax
03-01-2010, 15:39
My collection of bottles has grown quickly over the last few months. I keep waitin' for the wife to say something, but she's been cool so far. She had been wanting a new cabinet for the home office so I went and bought her one. Ain't got many books in it so far, but it's making one darn fine liquor cabinet for the moment! :slappin:

fishnbowljoe
03-01-2010, 16:29
First dirty look from the wife. :lol: Now thats funny. Probably the first of many. You know it's getting a little better when it's just a mild look of disdain. That may take a couple years or more though.



We probably need to form a spousal support group. Any volunteers?

At first I really liked your idea Chuck. Then I got to thinking about it. :skep: It would probably only lead to more dirty looks. :rolleyes: I can just see people being accused of planning various sordid bourbon undertakings in our meetings. Dusty hunts, trades, case purchases, barrel purchases, etc.... Wait a second, we already do that now. Go figure. :slappin: Joe

4thecrue
03-01-2010, 16:48
I really don't share my purchases with my wife I just take them downstairs and put them in the cabinet. She does not pay attention to what is in there so I don't have to worry about increasing inventory.

I did tell her a few weeks ago I was going to the store to buy some booze and she asked "what about all that stuff you have in the basement". I explained to her how most of that was either out of production, not available in our state, limited release or a combination of the three.

She just said "ohh, ok" and that was that.

Thank you for writing my post for me!! I do try to be reasonable though and try to hold off my buying binges for when I work alot of OT or get a bonus. Thank god I get my bonus in two weeks!! She doesn't mind as long is there is extra money.

D

PAspirit1
03-01-2010, 16:54
I don't think my wife sees the logic where buying numerous bottles makes perfect fiscal sense. One has to look at the big picture over a large span of time or some crap like that.

independant
03-01-2010, 17:42
My first bourbon related dirty look didn't come from me buying bottles. I had come home with three bottles and upon seeing them my wife gave me the "you don't have room for those" comment. The dirty look came the next day when I brought home a new bigger shelf.

jsbac
03-01-2010, 17:50
My wife told me the other day -- "You either have to stop buying bottles or start drinking faster."

I didn't want to disappoint her, so I had another drink..


(I've been lurking for awhile soaking up the wealth of info this site offers)

jsbac

rocky480
03-01-2010, 19:08
It's not so much a dirty look that I get as it is a periodic inquiry or statement which happened yesterday for me. "You have a lot of money tied up in liquor. Just how much have you bought since we went to Kentucky." I usually just respond like a guilty little kid "Yeah, I have bought a bunch since we went out there."

The problem I've run into now is that I'm out of shelf space in the current liquor cabinet, so either I need to find some new storage space that won't draw any more attention than the current cabinet does. My wife might argue that I could just stop buying, but what fun would that be?

bonneamie
03-01-2010, 19:42
Bunkering bottles is really such a harmless hobby compared to some other activities you-all could be involved in--betting the mortgage payment at the track, whiling away hours at the bar, shooting up heroin, stashing yarn.

spy247
03-01-2010, 22:40
I tell my wife my bunker in filled with "investment whisky". It has worked thus far!

"Investment Whiskey" - Absolutely Brillant :lol:

So when you finish a few of those whiskies is it a "Whiskey Financial Crisis" :grin:

Special Reserve
03-02-2010, 03:59
...stashing yarn.

Such a pernicious habit! I'll have to discuss this with my daughter.

Inthewater
03-02-2010, 07:11
The only question I have, is where did you find that price, and why didn't you share?

:smiley_acbt:

:)

IowaJeff
03-02-2010, 08:02
I think we have enough to form Bourbon Bunker's Dirty Looks Club Band!

InTheWater: I got it at Central City. EC12 is usually 19.99 there, and this weekend they had a 20% off coupon on their website. I think they are planning on having some sort of coupon every couple of weeks. FYI, they have a couple of scotch tastings coming up too. I'm not much of a scotch drinker, but its still fun to try different things.

BigRich
03-02-2010, 09:05
i only get the look when my wife doesn't like one of the whiskeys I buy.:grin:

Dramiel McHinson
03-02-2010, 18:51
I have an update. This is along the lines of the Scorn Diffuser method and on the first try it worked wonderfully.

My wife's cousin was visitng the US in Chicago and hasn't seen my wife in 30 years. Sensing an opportunity, I sent my wife on an all expenses paid vacation for three days to Chicago to visit her cousin. I made all the arrangements ensuring she got a direct flight and a very nice hotel room in the Marriot. I left her with security as they began divesting her of everything that had more than 3 ounces of liquid or gel. That took them a long time to get all that female survival gear out and I made a hasty retreat to every liquor store within fifty miles.

She returned in a wonderful mood and made a delightful meal. She has been so happy that she hasn't noticed how happy I am as well. Overly ecstatic husbands are a dead giveaway that something nebulous has taken place. But dang its hard to hide that grin brought on by a successful hunt for bourbon.

Picker22
03-03-2010, 20:37
In October of last year, I got married for the first time at the age of 48. We have three kids, ages 9, 7, and 6. My wife totally understands my bourbon habit, especially with me being a new parent....:grin:.

I did get a dirty look a few weeks ago when I informed her I was giving up wine for Lent. I was promptly told it was going to be a long six weeks.....

fishnbowljoe
03-03-2010, 21:36
In October of last year, I got married for the first time at the age of 48. We have three kids, ages 9, 7, and 6. My wife totally understands my bourbon habit, especially with me being a new parent....:grin:.

I did get a dirty look a few weeks ago when I informed her I was giving up wine for Lent. I was promptly told it was going to be a long six weeks.....

That's just not right. :rolleyes: Joe

Stu
03-03-2010, 23:16
Best solution - teach your wife to drink. She'll then wait patiently in the car while you shop during your travels, and occasionally come in with you and find something she wants to put on the counter.

Chu'Wuti
03-04-2010, 00:00
Best solution - teach your wife to drink. She'll then wait patiently in the car while you shop during your travels, and occasionally come in with you and find something she wants to put on the counter.Finally! One of you guys is beginning to show at least a little sense! I do have to take exception to waiting in the car while my DH shops for whisky, though--why should I miss out on the fun??

My DH taught me to enjoy good whisky early in our relationship, and look where it's gotten me--HERE! I'm the one who decided we needed a bigger cabinet for our whisky, though it's currently sharing space with tablecloths. However, I've been thinking those tablecloths need to find another spot to live--they are taking up too much good whisky space!

Introduce your wives to the joys of fine whisky, dudes! Not only will you get them on your side about buying another bottle or several, but they won't be able to complain that you don't share things with them anymore! It might even move them beyond getting you yet another sweater or tie in a color you hate to much better quality birthday, Father's Day, etc. presents! :slappin:

Mmmmm . . .

p_elliott
03-04-2010, 09:34
In October of last year, I got married for the first time at the age of 48. We have three kids, ages 9, 7, and 6. My wife totally understands my bourbon habit, especially with me being a new parent....:grin:.

I did get a dirty look a few weeks ago when I informed her I was giving up wine for Lent. I was promptly told it was going to be a long six weeks.....

That's just scary I got married in October 3 years ago for the first time at age 46. She had 3 kids ages 12, 10, 9, it's not excatly the same but close enough to be weird.

p_elliott
03-04-2010, 09:43
Chu' Wuti

Nice ball python on your avitar

Paul

Chu'Wuti
03-04-2010, 20:31
Why, thank you, Paul! He was very cooperative during our photo session! It was difficult selecting a pic that would work as an avatar; I really liked some of the other pics even better but it wasn't as clear that I had a snake wrapped around my Laphroaig 30 yo--following W.C. Fields advice, of course!

Actually, that BP is a very laid-back snake who never bites--makes a great snake to take out for company when they're brave enough to want to touch one!

Thanks again!

Sandy

Picker22
03-19-2010, 21:13
p_elliott - I'm sure we will be able to swap stories.....about bourbon and family......:-)

Edward_call_me_Ed
03-20-2010, 04:30
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Introduce your wives to the joys of fine whisky, dudes!



I tried that. I gave her a fine bourbon to nose and was informed that it smelled like puke. She nearly did right then and there. Unfortunate experiences in College permanently ruined her as far as whiskey is concerned.

Tell your DH that he is a lucky man!:grin:

Ed

PS. I am sure he knows.

ErichPryde
03-20-2010, 05:28
I tried that. I gave her a fine bourbon to nose and was informed that it smelled like puke. She nearly did right then and there. Unfortunate experiences in College permanently ruined her as far as whiskey is concerned.

Tell your DH that he is a lucky man!:grin:

Ed

PS. I am sure he knows.

Now, if I can only get them both converted to bourbon, or at least rye whiskey... :rolleyes:

JamesW
03-20-2010, 06:21
I've had many of those looks but she really put her foot down when I tried to take up cigar smoking. The pairing of cigars and whiskey is just too good!

Check out this thread. I'm not saying that's what I do ;) ...

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9781&highlight=crouching+husband

SBOmarc
03-20-2010, 17:07
I've seen that look myself lately.

I haven't ......lolololololol

Chu'Wuti
03-27-2010, 00:21
Now, if I can only get them both converted to bourbon, or at least rye whiskey

Converted? Not a chance.

ADDING them to our selection is possible, though, and you've already succeeded in doing that!

Ed, I'm sorry your DW can't stand the smell of bourbon; that is definitely a sad thing. I don't care for the smell of beer, so I can sort of understand, though I definitely appreciate the smell of bourbon & Scotch!

Anyway, thanks for the compliment, and I am a lucky woman!

ggilbertva
03-27-2010, 10:51
I've had many of those looks but she really put her foot down when I tried to take up cigar smoking. The pairing of cigars and whiskey is just too good!

Check out this thread. I'm not saying that's what I do ;) ...

http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9781&highlight=crouching+husband

I took up Cigar smoking in earnest about a year + ago. My wife was less understanding about that than she was about bourbon. When I do smoke (outside), she definitely gives me the look.

jburlowski
03-29-2010, 17:34
Good news: my wife has finally taken to bourbon, going from turning her nose up, to bourbon & cranberry juice, to on the rocks, to neat.

Bad news: she's taken a real liking to Lot B and doesn't want any of the "cheap stuff".

fishnbowljoe
03-30-2010, 15:57
Good news: my wife has finally taken to bourbon, going from turning her nose up, to bourbon & cranberry juice, to on the rocks, to neat.

Bad news: she's taken a real liking to Lot B and doesn't want any of the "cheap stuff".

John, Better Lot B than Jim B. :slappin: Joe

Skunk
03-30-2010, 16:05
Bad news: she's taken a real liking to Lot B and doesn't want any of the "cheap stuff".

Try giving her some EWB, but instead of telling her it's cheap stuff, just say it's good stuff.

Edward_call_me_Ed
03-30-2010, 21:35
Bad news: she's taken a real liking to Lot B and doesn't want any of the "cheap stuff".

Oh, let her have the good stuff, just as long as she doesn't try to keep it to herself! Hope it isn't too hard to find in your neck of the woods.

Ed

troyce
04-03-2010, 08:34
two things are necessary to avoid problems and conflict:
1) Be the one in the family that handles the money
2) have more than one hiding place

ggilbertva
04-04-2010, 09:29
Good news: my wife has finally taken to bourbon, going from turning her nose up, to bourbon & cranberry juice, to on the rocks, to neat.

Bad news: she's taken a real liking to Lot B and doesn't want any of the "cheap stuff".

John - does this mean you have to start doubling up on your bourbon purchases? Two drinking will go through a bottle a lot faster than one. Having your wife drinking too certainly makes it easier to spend spend spend!!!

Waiahi
04-05-2010, 22:38
I took up Cigar smoking in earnest about a year + ago. My wife was less understanding about that than she was about bourbon. When I do smoke (outside), she definitely gives me the look.

Oh yeah...I've taken to calling cigars "Wife repellent."

When I'm drinking whiskey with my pals, I'll announce that it's time to go outside and have some wife repellent...and we all laugh, and we all get the looks...

...but sometimes you do need to have some conversations with the boys, and cigars are perfect for ensuring the womenfolk don't want to be around. :slappin:

Chu'Wuti
04-05-2010, 23:11
she's taken a real liking to Lot B and doesn't want any of the "cheap stuff".

Be glad--that means she'll have a better feel for what to buy you for a birthday (Father's Day, Anniversary, Christmas, or whatever other occasion you can think of!) present!


have more than one hiding place

So you do all the cleaning? :skep:

MarkEdwards
04-06-2010, 15:38
two things are necessary to avoid problems and conflict:
1) Be the one in the family that handles the money
2) have more than one hiding place

And, in EXTREME cases, have a "bourbon trap" installed on the sink. :grin: