Here's my secret... I own so many guns that my wife can't tell if I get a new one. This has worked well for me for the past 44 years.
That reminds me soooo much of an old routine by the comic Gallagher...he really made you laugh at such observations of the human condition.We've been married 50 years last December. I just say, "But it was on sale!".
She is a sucker for buying stuff she or we don't need just because it was on sale.
I've had wives before who thought what I earned was theirs to decide what I needed. They were very expensive mistakes at the end of those relationships. However for the past 12 years the current wife thinks I deserve to buy whatever I want and she enjoys me being happy having anything I want from Rolex's to Corvette's and yes to all the guns I can stuff into my safe. I found the perfect woman for me to have and to cherish the rest of my life. She says that since I suffered so much in all the previous marriages, I deserve to enjoy a blessed life now.... What an Angel the Lord has blessed me with. I also give this Angel the best I can.
Ha-ha! A wise and experienced man...After you pass a few hundred guns she won't even know the difference.
That does not always work. Many years ago I bought a Marlin 39a Mountie and told my wife it was for her. She traided it for a horse! She seldom rode but it still took maintenance, pasture, feed on and on. The horse is long gone. But when I run across a Marlin 39a Mountie at a gun show, I make sure to show her the asking price.Lot's of great responses! Truth is, we are building our new home in Wyoming and when she sees a new one just gives me that look and says, REALLY? We need to quit spending. I'll just tell her it's hers.
You, or the lobster?How about lobster, wearing diamond earrings.