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  1. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Mar 2, 2014

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    So, talking to MrsCanberra today, and somehow the Singapore GTG came up. Out of nowhere, she said "why didn't you say something? ". I looked at her in amazement - basically I've got permission to come to the next GTG somewhere the whole family can come (and that includes Singapore).

    So now the bad news. She asked me how many watches I owned and was distinctly unimpressed. I tried MMMD line on her about 3500 watches, but that didn't fly.
     
  2. Gavin

    Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Mar 2, 2014

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    You know a little lie won't hurt right?!
     
  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 2, 2014

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    Patek Philippe has a good line about that: "You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation."

    Or you could say it's better to be a watch collector who hangs out on an internet forum than to be chasing skirts at dive bars. Lots of upside in comparison - you're always at home available to the family because you're on the computer, there's less storage space needed than cars / boats / motorcycles, there's pretty good resale, and your fellow collectors are a bunch of nerds who notice a woman because she's wearing a certain watch instead of a skimpy outfit.
     
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  4. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 2, 2014

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    Even better: these particular watch nerds actively discourage attractive women who approach them, so they can get back to looking at their watches ;)
     
  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 2, 2014

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  6. Time Exposure

    Time Exposure coordinates his cast with his car's paint job Mar 2, 2014

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    Do not use the line, "I'm thinking of taking up heroin and hanging out at the strip clubs."
    Don't ask me how I know this line doesn't work...:(
     
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  7. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Mar 2, 2014

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    This is what happened to me "On the Road to Going Broke" when I used this line ;-(
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  8. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Mar 2, 2014

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    She said "don't lie, as I will check them when weget home".....
     
  9. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Mar 2, 2014

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    Lets save the Patek line for when I get a Patek!

    Oh, and why do you think I just got the Seamaster Pro - for dive bars ;)
     
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  10. Nova1978

    Nova1978 Mar 2, 2014

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    3500 watches wow...
     
  11. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 2, 2014

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    You have all of your watches in one place? And she knows where they are? ::facepalm2:: Amateur.
     
  12. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Mar 2, 2014

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  13. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Mar 2, 2014

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    this has to be the best thread ever

    my wife is glancing over (not over my shoulder) wondering ...

    LoL
     
  14. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Mar 2, 2014

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  15. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 2, 2014

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  16. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 2, 2014

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  17. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 2, 2014

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    That's OK.

    It's all the others that might get flushed out like a covey of pheasants from a hidden roost...................
     
  18. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Mar 2, 2014

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    ;)

    Gonna a get some shut eye but can't resist. This other one has to be one of my best buys :thumbsup:
     
  19. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Mar 2, 2014

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    I"ve got an incoming in the same situation.
     
  20. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Mar 2, 2014

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    same with me......