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Stories we tell our spouses
This time of year we have a number of giving opportunities but then we have to deal with the spouse.
So a poster gave me an idea that perhaps we should give our strategies in dealing the wife when she ask, HOW MUCH DID YOU GIVE!!!

Here is his post:
Quote:Did anyone else get a nice handwritten note for donating? I thought that was a nice touch - not sure if that is standard practice though as I'm not exactly a big booster.

It also led my wife to saying "How much did you donate to UMass that somebody took the time to hand write you a note." Good look for the school IMO.

My initial response:
Quote:There are many strategies to use with the spouse.
#1) Honey you are #1 in my book and took care of you with the life insurance policy.
#2) Write two checks for the same amount and when ever she asks, show her one of the checks. You can never be wrong say you gave x amount and here is the check.
#3) One of my favorites, don't remember but it was nothing like our vacation together.
#4) It was a lot less than I like, but need to take care of the family.
#5) Don't remember how much but really enjoy going and there are little benefits.
#6) Fall back position, lie your a$$ off. Say don't think I gave anything, did you send them any money?

Now I actually use a combination of these suggestions, but in the end do admit how much a gave. To prevent the big blow-up start leaking it with some of the above, except for #6. Truth be told at some point there is the big blow-up but in the end it's all good.
04-17-2017 01:46 PM
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RE: Stories we tell our spouses
My wife knows exactly how much I donate to UMass because she does our taxes hahahaha. It's no secret in my house.
04-17-2017 02:44 PM
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RE: Stories we tell our spouses
you tell them once, never tell them twice
04-17-2017 02:47 PM
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LOL Love this thread


It reminds me of an old guy I used to hunt with. Every other year he would have a new gun it seemed, but was always talking about how his wife complained about him spending money. One night while sitting around the fire pit after supper another member said "Hey Charlie, how do you keep getting your wife to let you buy new guns?" Charlie said "She doesn't. I buy them before hunting season and keep them in the truck. After hunting season when I take them in if she asks about it I say 'Oh that one? I've had it for a while' Works every time." LOL
04-17-2017 04:48 PM
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"I have no problem giving the same amount to your college."

My brother actually followed through on this one year. He went to UC and his wife went to a D-3 school called Baldwin Wallace. BW was so surprised by the "large" gift (I don't know how big but it had to be less than 10,000) that several different people called her to express gratitude, and then they interviewed her for the student newspaper.
04-17-2017 04:58 PM
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RE: Stories we tell our spouses
My response would be, "Have you seen the kids lately?"
04-17-2017 09:55 PM
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RE: Stories we tell our spouses
"Do want our kids to grow up and go to Alabama, or do you want to inculturate them properly?" "It's your choice?"

They were both inculturated properly, as have been the grand kids, and no more questions were ever asked and there was no need to lie!
04-17-2017 10:35 PM
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I increased my athletic giving because we were walking to the stadium to meet my parents in the numbered parking lot. She asked how much it cost and when I told her said we should bump up to that level
04-17-2017 10:46 PM
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RE: Stories we tell our spouses
I was told this, word for word:

"I put on spandex and shook my ass for four years for this university, all you have to do is give them money."
04-18-2017 06:06 AM
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(04-17-2017 10:46 PM)arkstfan Wrote:  I increased my athletic giving because we were walking to the stadium to meet my parents in the numbered parking lot. She asked how much it cost and when I told her said we should bump up to that level

Wow, talk about marrying right. 04-cheers
04-18-2017 10:57 AM
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