Many years ago, when I was dating my ex, she noticed I had a six pack of beer, half a cold pizza and a package of bologna in the fridge. Being a young bachelor, that was it.
She asked me, "Are you turning into an alcoholic?" :bigeyes:
So, I'm surprised there isn't an item 1a on there for the occasional spouse who doesn't understand the concept of bourbon appreciation...
Is there a what's fair is fair (or "oh sh*t") stage?
"I've been keeping up with what you've bought and now it's MY turn to go shopping."
I was going to say no one had reached stage 7 but Stu is right about Bernadette. There are a couple of others. There are a couple who are in a stage of their own creation. Not sure I can put a number on it.
Being single, of course, I'm just an observer.
I believe in the "Shock and WOW" method of complete emmersion of one's spouse into your hobbies. I got Val thru steps one to seven in a single weekend in Kentucky. The picture below is her going thru steps 1, 2, and 3 in a single moment. And after she met many of the fine SB folks in Kentucky, she got thru the remaining steps. She will even have a bourbon with me late at night. It can be done! Val hasn't been to Kentucky with me in a while, but is looking forward to seeing everyone again in Houston.
That is a priceless photo of your wife doubleblank!!! :lol::lol::lol:
My 7 steps to b'boning have taken a slightly different path, she knows i have 'a few' stashed away but isn't fully aware of the total stash - yet.
It started with 'the look' and kinda skipped to Stage 4 and 6 - 'concerned for my safety part and part acceptance'. Once she finds the complete stash i will then employ Stage 5 as a diversion saying there are worse than me and then fingers crossed Stage 7 will kick in... :skep: