I have a gift dilemma.
See…. I know you’re not “supposed” to give woman appliances as a gift…
Does that include even if they really want one and have been practically begging for one for over a year?
Even dropping hits like, “I wish I had a dishwasher”, or “How about getting me a dishwasher for Christmas?”, or “Would it friggin’ KILL YA to get me a M@&*+! F@?*ing DISHWASHER!!!”
Okay, so she didn’t actually say that last one, but she was thinking it.
What she actually said was, “Do you know how easy it would be if we had a dishwasher? There wouldn’t be dishes constantly piled up around here.”
To which I replied, “Well, we always have laundry piled up and we ALREADY HAVE a clothes washer!”
After I regained consciousness, I volunteered to do the dishes from then on.
I really don’t mind.
*looks around to make sure wife isn’t around, shakes head NO while mouthing “I’m lying, it sucks”*
See, the last time we had this discussion; I was all set to get one. I shopped around and was all set to bring one home, and then the wife found out how much it was going to cost, decided she didn’t want one that bad.
Back to me doing the dishes.
So I forget sometimes.
So I’m lazy.
So they pile up.
So she does them occasionally. Sometimes.
Now ‘we’ want one again.
So here’s the deal… My performance bonus should be one my last check before Christmas (which I conveniently forgot to mention to wife), and I’m thinking of surprising her with a new dishwasher.
Should I break the cardinal rule on appliance giving?