Friday, December 19, 2008
Hubby wants to wait until the last minute to buy when things get to be a bargain -- Here the Christmas tree
Dear Dr. Jim
Oh gosh, its Christmas time and here we go again.
My husband always waits until Christmas Eve or sometimes even Christmas Day to get our Christmas tree.
He gets the bargain ones that will go to the beach the next day to help slow down the erosion.
We don't have time to enjoy it before Christmas and sometimes there isn't time to decorate it properly. If you could get him to buy it now we could at least have a couple of days.
Please rush me the answer, he said he would go by your answer just this one day.
Thank you Dr. Jim, I know you will come through,
Santa's Elf # 2,981,001, a Little Miffed in the deep North
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Dear # 2,981,001 Miff
Okay, lets do this one up right and fast. After all it is Christmas time and your scenario is being repeated hundreds of thousands of time all over the country.
Normally I would have a few terrible solutions to your situation but this year let's do it right just this one time. (Meaning I won't go into stubbornness, procrastination, cheapskate-likeness, marital bickering, etc.)
Here is it: WATCH THE SALE ADS ON ARTIFICIAL TREES. OFTEN THEY ARE EVEN BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY. BUY ONE FOR HALF PRICE OR LESS. EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS IT WILL BE FOR JUST THIS ONE TIME AND WELL WORTH IT. TRUST ME.
Now for the good news. Next year you can take this artificial tree out any time you are ready. Your hubby might even get to like seeing it out so pretty and all earlier.
We do that at our house. Mrs. Jim gets it out whenever she is ready. Of course I get roped into helping her with the lights and assembly. She isn't an aerospace engineer like I was for a lot of my working life.
Mrs. Jim can also take it down when she is ready. I am now divorced from the whole procedure except for a little work at setup, take-down, and storage times. Oh yes, I help her when a string of lights go out but what the hey. That's being married and loved. (Read my comment on lights if you want to here a short cut I took this year.)
I know this helps, yours, Dr. Jim
p.s. I do suspect this goes on for other things, the waiting for sales. A lot of this is fine, it just depends on how badly the item is needed earlier. You guys can work that out after seeing how the Christmas tree thing works. Dr. Jim
So, keep on keep'n on, and till then,
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