On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 22:45:03 -0400, "Stephanie and Tim"
That is a very old story. I've seen it in a novel and in movies. I've
heard it as a joke. Husband runs off w/ the other woman. Property
settlement entails wife selling certain stuff and sending what she gets for
it to husband. So, she sells his vintage record collection/classic
car/other prized and valuable possession for rediculous cheap. Now its
brand new tool. Have you now shacked up with the woman? Has she offered
you a new cabinet saw if you first use it to cut up her ex?
Yup - you suck. Just remember something Tim . . .
Continue to buy tools this way . . . or one day Stephanie will be having a
yard sale of her own. :-)
P.S. - I know some think of this as the old urban legend story based on a
true account from a Paul Harvey episode - but I've also come across deals
the same way.
Long, long years ago, my Mom got rid of a car on me. I'd managed to get hold of
a '40 Ford convertible, IIRC, a V60, that didn't run. We had an old barn style
garage with 3-4 bays. I stuck it in an open fronted bay, pulled the hood(s) in
preparation for yanking the engine,and took my other car to Virginia for a few
days. Came back to find she'd given the car to a so-called buddy of mine who
sold it for parts.
This was in '57, and I was unhappy about that for almost 10 years.
Not all sad tales are apocryphal.
"The future will be better tomorrow."
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