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?"
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.
Col. Charles K. "Crotchety" Cowdery
"Whiskey Don't Keep."
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.
" I never met a Weller I didn't like"
That is a priceless photo of your wife doubleblank!!!
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...
It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.