Excuses… worked???

Because of my previous bad record (spent too much of soon to be “Her” money on my previous ride), I am banned from spending money on my RX-8.

So, every time when I want to anything to my car, I need to come up with excuses.

This time, I found a Racing Beat Oil Cooler Screens, they go in front of oil coolers to protect from road debris. I acutely have been looking for a set almost since the day I got my RX-8, as it could be a disaster if you get your oil cooler damaged on highway or something… However, every time it comes up on RX8Club forum, I’m too late, or I just got another parts and used up my ideas of excuses.

As everyone knows, it’s easier to apologize than get a permission. Since it’s such a popular item, I couldn’t waste time, but jump on the deal. So, I went ahead, and contact the seller, and made a deal, paid, get it shipped, and then, start thinking of excuses…

I usually come up with multiple excuses, incase one does not work. This time, I came up with 3.

Excuse 1
I was so drunk, I couldn’t make a right decision. When I got sober, I’ve already made a deal, and the item was already on the way.

well… I think I used this excuse before.. and didn’t work… and probably won’t work… but one of the most generic one… probably the first one to try…

Excuse 2
I’ve been trained by you (WSMBO = Who She Must Be Obeyed), the answer is always “YES”, so before I thought of anything, I instinctively said “YES” when I was told that there’s something for sale… Then, because I’ve been trained by you (House Accountant = My Wife), to give my money without asking question when I were asked for, I sent the money to the guy when he said he’s gonna sell me the screen.

I was told by my boss at work, that this wouldn’t work. she’s gonna say She is not anybody, I only listen to her, not any other people… But creative excuse is always a good idea, right?

Excuse 3
Finally, if everything else fails, cry to her humane side would work…

I couldn’t help it when I heard that someone needs donation… there’s starving kids in Canada Africa…

So, here’s how it went, when she came back from work…

Me: So… I have a few choices of excuses to pick from. From, 1 to 3. which one do you wanna hear?
Her: eh… WHAT DID YOU DO!?!?!?
Me: no, no, no… that is not important… which excuse do you wanna hear?
Her: WHAT DID YOU BUY!!!!!?????
Me: ……. Well… let me start from #1 then… I was drunk, and…
Her: I don’t care about the excuse… you bought car parts??? right???

so… I just kind of ignored her and finished my first excuse… of course, didn’t work…
then, I continued… “okay, how about this excuse then…” and told her #2.

Her: You only need to listen to me, and say yes, and you only need to give me money, you don’t give MY money to anyone else.

okay.. clearly the excuse #2 didn’t work… Time to try my last and most powerful excuse…

Me: You know… there’s a starving kids in Cana Africa. so I made a donation to a organization in Canada. they had a special (like the one on NPR), where you can get gift for the donation you made… and I got (and then I thought an even better idea!)… You know, It’s summer, It’s BBQ season. so, they were giving out Grilles.

Un fortunately, she knows that there are Grilles on car… so she didn’t get tricked…

however, by the time I told her the third excuse, she was shaking her head, and rolling her eyes…
I’d take that as a Success!

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