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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Going on distillery tours and sampling afterwords is a great way to convert your wife.
    You converted your wife into a bottle of scotch? Details, please.
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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    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...
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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    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."

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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin View Post
    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 don't think that's a stage, just a fact of marriage.
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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    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.

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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkEdwards View Post
    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...
    This is the stage where I am perpetually trapped with my wife......very doubtful there will ever be any further progression. At least now I can take some degree of solace in the fact I am not alone - and even more importantly, thanks to Spun and the rest of you, these steps have been identified and reduced to writing.

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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    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.

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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    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.
    Now that's just downright funny. I could have sworn that it's at least a 12 stage process. I'm way beyond stage 7. Heck, my wife will even drive when we go out dusty hunting. I do the navigating. Joe
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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    Now that's just downright funny. I could have sworn that it's at least a 12 stage process. I'm way beyond stage 7. Heck, my wife will even drive when we go out dusty hunting. I do the navigating. Joe
    I guess you're ahead of me Joe. Bernadette usually waits in the car while I inspect liquor stores.

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    Re: Spouse Stage Guide Book - or the 7 steps to bourbon'ing

    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.

 

 

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