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|I'm not sure how a conversation can get so far off track as the one I had tonight with my husband. It has left me a little bewildered and opened my overactive mind up to a whole lot of questions and speculation.
For many months I've had my eyes on deep freezers. I've been watching the sales and prices closely and now that we have become somewhat stable and settled in our little apartment I decided to bring the subject up with my husband. Now, knowing him as I do, when it comes to bigger ticket items he can be um, very conservative shall we say? For the most part, I agree with him. His motto is why buy new when you can buy used? And 99% of the things in our home are from hand-me-downs and cast-offs from his family...and I appreciate them greatly.
However, I found an amazing clearance sale on some freezers and wanted to feel him out to see what he thought. I buttered him up first with one of his very favorite meals. And I baked one of his favorite deserts...Chocolate Banana Nut Bread with a crumble topping. THEN, once we settled in for the night and he was drinking coffee and eating his desert I brought up the subject.
I told him I had been keeping an eye on the prices and found a very good deal on a chest-style freezer and did they think a 7 foot would fit in the bedroom? I also asked if what kind of plug they take, if they need a special one like dryers or if they can run on a normal outlet.
The VERY first question he asks me...he looks at me kinda sideways and puts down his plate...and in a calm, but overly cautious tone...like he's not sure he should approach me or anything...the very first thing he asks is:
"Baby, why do you need such a large freezer, are you planning to get rid of me in the near future?"
I was not at ALL prepared for that kind of response! What?? WHERE did that come from?? We haven't even had an argument in months! Out of everything I expected him to say...that was not it. I was shocked nearly speechless.
Finally, I just said, "No Honey, who would run to the store for me or do the laundry?" After that, it seemed like he relaxed a bit and felt like the tension in the room lifted. We talked about the pros and cons of the freezer of that size and we both decided the smaller one, the five-foot would be a better fit in our apartment. While it costs the SAME as the larger one, it will cost less in electricity each month and is more reasonable to fit in the area I want to place it. It also costs less to fill up :) and best of all, neither my husband nor I can be smooshed into it should it ever come down to that! Paying the exact same price for a smaller freezer than the larger one doesn't sit well with me...why pay the same for less product? I'm gonna have to keep searching and keep price checking :)
Sometimes, I wonder what on earth is that man thinking??