Hey, I can't help it that I've already figured out the best way to do everything. The confounding part is why people insist on refusing my sage advice. Oh well, at least I know I'll always have a competitive advantage...
But yes, she is very patient and slow to anger and that helps a lot. She also appreciates hearing my thoughts on just about everything (or at least acts like it), and she skims off the little bit of useful info she hadn't already thought of, which lets me feel helpful.
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My wife appreciates my EDC items because I always prioritize being chivalrous by using them to protect her, light her way and open boxes for her.
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She's the middle of three, spaced two years apart. Only girl in the family, though. When we compared our "internal ages", i.e. how old we feel in our minds, I said 35 and she said 12. Ironically, biologically she's older than me. I guess it averages out.
You know....I really haven't thought to ask her what she thinks about it. Then again, she doesn't ask me what I think about her frequent facials, nails being done, massages, stupidly priced hair salon, insane amounts of overpriced clothes, glamor coffee addiction, and landscaping (flowers are so useless).
Nope not at all. My gf made fun of me when I bought my Fulton M-993 but o well I like em .
NO!!! They are not supportive of my flashlight addiction. They think that I'm wasting my money on lights I don't use. I practically use each one of them. Well, the ones I didn't use are given away. I kept my Spark ST-460NW, Crelant 7G5 and Sinninbeam P-Rocket. Soon, I want to get me a Xeno S3A as an EDC.
If they don't like my addiction, I'll be taking the light back that I gave them.
Not supportive but appreciate my hobby as it has helped her on several ocasion prior to this. She ia also edcing a SF E1L nowadays....
Not really. But... do I look like I care?
Right now, I am a
Today, my better half gives me a card (it's my b-day), which is normal. However, there are 5 crispy 20's with a note that says "buy some flashlights and stuff".
So, I'd say yes. Shiningbeam, here I come!
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I'm not a flashaholic in the strict sense, just a fellow traveler in search of the perfect bike light... as such, I have a lot of disassembled flashlights, clips, mounts, and wires lying around, and I've hat packages from 6 different places en-route at one time (more than once). My girlfriend used to find my enthusiasm/excitement contagious and was willing to overlook my spending... then, I rigged up a reading light for her Kindle using a single AA, dimmer, and warm white 5mm LED. Since then she's been taking an active interest herself and did the soldering/casing on her most recent reading light, and we wired up some fixed/plug-in LED night lights for our bathroom last weekend. She also has the most wicked dynamo-powered rear blinker on her bike now, too.
Well? Sometimes my wife is ok with my new flashlights! She doesn't have the same understanding that I do of why I want more lights? I always have my EDC light in my pocket and I have tried to provide her with an EDC light several times, (which she seems to loose?). She just has a difficult time understanding why I need so many? ( I just don't count them!) She isn't a shoe buyer either so I can't use that excuse with her! I do think she is beginning to not question as much though since I don't really have an explanation anyway. I know I have more than 25 lights, but I also have more than 40 knives, 15 motorcycles, 12 guns, 8 watches, and 6 pairs of boots! Oh Well???
Wife and I set up our finances so that after we've budgeted for normal monthly expenses and savings, each of us receives some "play money," deposited into separate accounts. The actual amount is a percentage of what's left after expenses, divided equally between us. Neither of us is allowed to give the other a hard time about what that money is used for, as long as we limit our frivolous individual purchases to what's in our respective accounts. Sometimes we laugh at each others' choices, but we don't fight about them anymore.
Today my girlfriend was casually checking out my collections while i was working. She said she really likes my niteye Eye10 and asked how much was that. After I replied she murmured it would be much better if I spent the money on handbags for her Anyway she really likes the Quark 123 I gave her so I guess she's supportive?
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Surefire E2DL, LX2, C2-HA (Oveready XPG2 triple, XML2 Mini Turbohead, Mattaus 219 triple), Eagletac M2SC4 MKII, P20C2 MK II, G25C2, D25A Ti, Inova T3 (TIROS), Inforce 9VX, Jetbeam III M, Niteye EYE10, Fenix TK12, Mac SST-50 1.4a EDC, Tain Flute, McGizmo Haiku XM-L2
Wife seem to grunge a little when I was ordering a few hundred $$ in flashlight last Jan. Then I added a few more to replace her old 3-d Mag for her vehicle, and a 1xAA for her purse, plus a 2xAA for her kitchen oven checker. Now she's fine about upgrading several lights, maybe because I got her a few for her use. She also likes the EA4 that also replaced the old 6-D Mag we kept by the back door for backyard night check/use. I guess because I included her, it's all good now.
No problems. I buy guns, knives, lights, and accessories for them all (scopes, bipods, cleaning kits, ammunition, slings, holsters, sharpeners, specialty tools, batteries, chargers, lubricants, etc.) and she buys, well, guns, knives, and cosmetics. Our 11-year-old daughter uses her own money to buy knives, lights, toys, and even has her own Ruger 10-22 that I got for her.
But there was that one time...
My gf loves tactical gear and has surefire e1b for herself. She not only supports it but she's bought me a few high-end lights.
When the new light is delivered at high noon, "Why do you need so many lights?" But when She is going on a business trip, the question is asked as if it's being sung by Angels. "Do you have any lights for meeee in case I wake up in the middle of the night?" She used to carry a sunwayman V10, but when asked where THAT light is, "I don't know" It's at tis point when I feel like Mr. Hand. To answer the OP. Yes, and no. Depends on which way "the mood" is swaying. Fire and brimstone or Heavenly light.
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I would say she is supportive but I think it is only because if she sees me buy an expensive light she thinks that gives her the right to go buy an expensive purse or new shoes. I disagree with this logic of course, I don't seem to ever win that argument though. I see lots of new purses and shoes.
My GF thinks me getting wrapped up in the specs having so many is silly but also finds them at least casually interesting, especially if I can rope them into an activity like night hiking. She's got a good eye for tint as well, I recently took out a Shiningbeam Blaze (with a cool-white XM-L) and a Solarforce L2P with a 4000k XP-E2 drop-in and she said she liked the color of the neutral white alot better in the woods. She even went as far as calling it "the nature light"
Not at all supportive... Rolls her eyes and often asks how many more I need. But it also gives her implicit authority to feed her addictions...