Yabut, if you have a daughter or two, be prepared for the inevitable
weddings. After the oldest got married this past June, I'll likely be in
debt for that one until the youngest get out of college in another four
years, then a highly probable dejavu all over again.
But I did find out last week that I am going to be a grandpa ...
Look at it this way, a cordless drill is very useful. You already have a
flashlight. Cordless saws are useless foo-foo in the wood shop. You'll
survive, if you rationalize it properly. Too bad about the tool bag,
"I have to ask my wife", "I have to consult with SWMBO", "if my boss allows
it", "my better half has to give me the go ahead", etc, etc. I am just a
lurker here, but I do participate in many NGs and it is the same sad story
all the time. Now, I have never read a female writing: "I have to consult
with HWMAB (he who must always obey)"!!
Don't we guys have any cojones?
Next time just buy the damn thing!!
you can always return it later anyway ;-)
Or it may be like my wife and I...we have an amount that we are absolutely
free to spend to without consultation or any other type of talk...over that
amount, we ask...it's about communication. How much is that amount for us?
Doesn't matter, really, what matters would be the amount for the OP...if the
OP has this setup, it might be that their budget allows for $125
"discretionary" spending, then the $145 is over it, so you call.
Just my cut on the matter.
There you go. We are in a society where a whole heck
of a lot of people have the wherewithal to buy all sorts of
stuff on a whim and then barely use it before they get tired
of it, so it's only a matter of time and some searching before
you can fall into almost anything (my rationalization, anyway..).
Have you considered the possibility that *she* bought the
set & is going to make it your Christmas present ?
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