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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Best Christmas Ever (NOT)- True Story Tuesday!

A couple of years ago I wanted a new camera. I had asked for a new camera several times, and found the one that I wanted. I pointed it out to Wes at Best Buy, told him how it would take 3 to 4 frames per second. Great for action shots in baseball, soccer, football or which ever "C" might be playing at the moment. I didn't just drop hints, I know men don't read minds. I wanted this CAMERA !

Well when he came home with 2 boxes wrapped making sure to tell me not to shake the boxes I just knew I was getting my camera. The big box had to be the camera body the small box must be the lens or flash. Does the lens come with the camera , I think so , it must be a flash. He said don't shake them so they must be breakable right? I was so excited. We never buy each other gifts, so this must be the thing I've been begging for.

On Christmas morning Wes made it a point to tell me to open the big box first. I was so excited I was going to shoot a family picture right in front of our Christmas tree - that was going to be my first picture with my new camera. Do you know what I found in my box? A gun. A S & W 9mm compact with an extra clip.

I can't tell you how hard it was to smile and pretend that I liked that gift. At that point I wanted to shoot something, and it wasn't a picture! The small box, was bullets. Somehow he thought that I asked for it because, at this time I was in insurance sales. I would spend hours doing cold calls, hopefully making a few appointments and run appointments the next day or so. During this time I had appointments in a few areas that were less than safe. So I decided to buy a gun, (considering the people on the corners had them, and I was going into strangers houses alone sometimes at night). So I bought this S&W .38 feather weight revolver

. It's a great concealed carry weapon, you can hide it almost anywhere. We were out shooting one day, and I commented that the gun bruised my hand and it was very sore for several days after shooting, maybe I needed a heaver gun that wouldn't be so rough on my hands. So for Christmas I got a gun, instead of a camera. I was in charge of buying my birthday and anniversary gifts (since they are within the same week), I bought the camera for me from him to cover both gifts. I should have bought him something like a new stove :o).

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Michelle said...

I'll have to come back and read this later, when I have more time.

right now I'm trying to gather up weights for the Biggest Loser. Have I gotten yours yet? Stay the same or lose....still want it.

Pam D said...

Oh man... seriously, he's lucky that you didn't shoot him! How can a man go so wrong? Don't answer that, even if you can. At least he was thoughtful enough to get you extra bullets! Now, if only he had gotten you a shovel so you could hide the body....

Kmama said...

Oh my goodness. Yeah, I would have wanted to shoot something too. You totally should have bought him a stove. LOL

Beth Zimmerman said...

I think I would have loaded the gun and shot him on the spot! LOL ~ Good thing you had the Christmas spirit going on in his favor!

Thanks for coming by my blog and commenting earlier. :)

He & Me + 3 said...

He was brave giving you a loaded gun when all you really wanted was a camera. LOL Too funny.

Mr. Daddy said...

he sounds like my kinda man!!! LOL

(I don't have a clue either...) ROFL

Rachel said...

I am totally cracking up at the comments too! (Especially since the one above mine is my husband's and he ain't kidding!)

I've learned that men at times really need the UN-subtle guidance on gift-giving!

(Yes, I once gave my man a gun for Christmas... does that make a redneck wife out of me or what?!)

Thanks for linking up!

Foursons said...

Pam D's comment says it all. You needed a shovel in your stocking for sure. Someone is going to need to dig a hole to hide the evidence! Hahahaha- how much MORE obvious did he need? You took him to the store and actually said, "LOOK! Buy me that!" Hahahaha *rolling eyes*