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Double standard

CajuneggerCajunegger Posts: 35
edited 9:15AM in EggHead Forum
So, if you buy your wife a toaster oven or kitchen accessories for christmas, you are deemed a bad husband. But, if she gets you a BGE or some eggcessories, she is the best wife ever!!Hmmmm, just food for thought.


  • That's better than the Christmas I got my wife a shotgun. She doesn't hunt or shoot.

    I still have to listen to that story, and it's been 25 years. :(

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Yeah, but the Egg doesn't have a cord.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,990
    buy her a new egg, if she doesnt like it she may give it back :woohoo:
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769
    toasters and kitchen accessories are household items; therefore not personal..

    I would say the egg is a man tool, but there are way to many ladies here using them while hubby sits and drinks beer. Not naming names or anything :)
  • now that's funny. maybe my wife could use a new three wood? :laugh: :laugh:
  • I always get my wife guns. Many she has never even seen but if she wants to I know right where they are. I do keep them well exercised and oiled for her. ;)
  • a small would be a nice compliment to my large....egg that is.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,990
    takes the sting off of being deemed a bad husband :)
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,171
    Funny you should say that. I was thinking my wife could really use a Browning Citori O/U for Christmas.

    She doesn't bird hunt, but maybe with the right shotgun she would try it, give up, and give me the gun.
  • I guess the point is that we are told to not give gifts that require her to work, this would include kitchen items. Instead, we run out and get them clothes, jewelry, perfume, and other stuff for them alone. if she opens a gift and it is an oven mitten, who is gonna yell "Good gift!". But get ole dad, a grill glove so he doesn't burn his hand while he cooks us food and can continue doing so, and everyone thinks that was the most thoughtful gift ever. Look, it isn't that i would mind getting some eggcessories( i hope i do), but maybe the guys shouldn't be attacked for the occasional kitchen implement like a bread maker, pasta machine, or beer making kit.
  • Yeah, that was my thinking too.

    When you buy the gun, get some earplugs too. They'll come in handy for the next 25 years. :P

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,378
    Nice thought, but we're just guys, not martyrs ;-) She knows you'll be out there drinking beer and LOVING cooking. In many wives' minds, cooking was often thought of as a chore, and gifts of appliances got a bad name.

    Remember the Weird Al song "You Bought Me an Appliance?" to the tune of Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science" ?? LOL

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  • Not sure what sort of women you hang around, but the cajun babes in my family are happy to collect le Creuset pots, grill tools, firearms, power tools, and real estate (in addition to the jewelry). I'm hoping Santa brings me a blue steel .45 with pearl handgrips. I got a drill press a few years ago, complete with a mortising chisel. Let's can the ancient stereotypes, please.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769
    in my house the kitchen is my domain. Me getting me a toaster ain't gonna happen, but her buying me new cooking stuff is not a big deal.

    My wife and I understand what is household and what is not, but me buying her a toaster is like her buying me a DVD player. It is not personal..

    Her buying me Eggcessories is personal. She doesn't use my Egg. Me buying her quilting supplies is personal. I don't use her quilting machines.. We do both benefit from the end products, but the gift is still personal.
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Be careful she may take lessons from Elin.LOL

  • I had a friend do that with his wife, only it was a Ruger .22 pistol. She took it stride, then the next year, she bought him a diamond tennis bracelet.
  • mkcmkc Posts: 540
    So I'm the anomaly then? I *prefer* kitchen stuff to clothes, jewelry, perfume, etc. I asked for an adjustable rig and a DigiQ for Christmas (the Egg was a birthday present).

    (typing as I'm standing at the kitchen island with the sponge for Peter Reinhart's bagels and the autolyze for Anis Bouabsa's baguettes resting in their bowls...)

    I have a pretty decent 3-wood (Adams XTD Hybrid-Fairway), but I did ask for some new Tifosi sunglasses, a new divot tool, and some zero-friction tees from TGW....
    Egging in Denton, Texas
  • Laissez les bon temps roulet ! :)

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    What's BEER?
  • i got my wife an apron, and a 2 cup saucepan for christmas once.

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    Go to Scotty Cameron's site he has a really neat divot tool.

  • It's not a double standard, it's female logic.

    Nuff Said.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I'm thinking about getting Cindy an adjustable rig and spider with a baking stone CI grate and a wok. :whistle:
  • RVHRVH Posts: 523
    Rod, make sure you get her shotgun in your length of pull. ;)
    As long as you don't plug in the toaster over all is well. :laugh: :laugh:

  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Whats wrong with watching women egg while you sit and drink beer? :ermm: :ermm: Especially if they are wearing bathing suits!!!!! :woohoo:
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Awhile back, wifie was all excited to get a Dyson vacuum cleaner and told me over the phone, "if you get me one, maybe I would clean more!"
    My response was, "Does that mean if I got you a cookbook, you would cook more too?" :evil:

    That's when the fight started . . . :sick: :lol:
  • ric3677ric3677 Posts: 278
    I got my wife 15 flats of shells.....and yes she does shoot. LOL

    Merry Christmas to all

    Rick in Mt.
  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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