Is is wise to buy your wife an appliance for Christmas…..maybe!!

I was operating in the CQ WW CW contest the other weekend and all was going well. I left my operating  post for a short time and came back to see my P3 screen shown in the above shot. I was not sure what was going on but I did know it was wiping out the entire band. In an instant the CW WW CW contest I was in was on hold. After a very short time I found out it was the mixer my wife was using to make some holiday short bread cookies. I showed my wife and once the short bread mixing was done I was back in the contest again.  I thought I would never say it but "I think it wise to buy my wife an appliance for Christmas. Truth be told I think I am buying it for myself.
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

7 Responses to “Is is wise to buy your wife an appliance for Christmas…..maybe!!”

  • Larry Ward W7GST:

    I must say, I totally agree with you on this subject. Although, I wouldn’t let on with my wife as to the REAL REASON. HI HI.
    Good luck and Merry Christmas to you and family.

    73 de W7GST Larry

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Larry, very nice to hear from you and thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. It’s too late I have let the cat out of the bag but she is good with it…..and getting a nice mixer to boot.
    73,
    Mike

  • Jerry VE6CPP:

    Purchased my XYL a ‘Magic Bullet and Ninja Blender’ she always wanted.. then a ‘Paper Shredder’.. ‘Worst Gifts Ever’ for RFI ! I felt guilty when she asked for a ‘Gym Membership’ one year! I’de rather have her ‘chunky and quiet’ ! (but ‘Never’ tell her I said that !)
    73
    Jerry
    VE6CPP

  • Dave KB8XG:

    Don’t delude yourself, you are contemplating a purchase for you, not your XYL

    Here are a couple of strategies that come to mind:

    It only seems reasonable to buy your xyl an appliance for a gift if she ASKS for it. It this situation it might be best to take a new mixer off the gift list and just make it an appliance upgrade. That way, she can have all of the influence she wants in what is purchased, and you are less likely to end up in the dog house.

    Another possibility is to hide something sparkly in the mixer when you wrap it up. Then the mixer becomes the “gag” part of something much more appropriate & pleasing than the mixer she may be very attached to.

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Easy Jerry you are on think ice!!!
    73, Mike

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Hello Dave, great ideas and very well thought out I could never of thought of the bling in the mixer! I have some thinking to do over the weekend.
    Thanks for the time you took to comment.
    73, Mike

  • Brian Dubin AB9ZI:

    Mike,
    Buying your wife an appliance as a gift will grant you more time for ham radio:
    1. XYL won’t be talking to you, so more time for radio.
    2. You will be sleeping on the couch. You have a couch in your shack, right?
    Smarter move will be to “break” that old mixer and replace it with a new one.
    Brian ab9zi

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