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"More Scotch?"

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"More Scotch?"

Postby merritt » Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:59 pm

My wife is pissed cause I want to buy another bottle of Scotch. It would make it my 25th bottle. She say's that no one thinks I should buy more. That I have enough. Does anyone agree with her?
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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:20 pm

I think you should buy another bottle. That seems reasonable to me.
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Postby Mr Ellen » Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:27 pm

Yes, you need more in order to conduct properly arranged tastings and cover every region etc etc.
No, just kidding, but with the vast whisky catalog of today you could naturally have a few more in your collection.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:02 am

25 Bottles, that's only 3 months worth.

Go buy more NOW!

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:21 am

I agree with the wife, I always agree with the wife, life's much easier that way.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:23 am

It looks like Mr. Merritt is happily married.




He's Married
She's happy!

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Postby Scotchio » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:32 am

Buy her a couple of tokens eg flowers, chocolate or do a couple of jobs that she normally gets lumbered with. For the ladies each kind gesture is rated equally regardless of the cost so you can afford to be thrifty.Once the credit /debit relationship balance is weighted appropriately in your favour go forth and buy 2 or 3 bottles by mail order. Justify the additional bottles as a cost saving measure based on the retailers standard postage rate and assure her that at least one of the bottles is being set aside as an investment and that it would be criminal to miss the opportunity of purchasing now.

Repeat this cycle again as and when necessary.
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Postby Scotty Mc » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:44 am

Exactly Scotchio!

Also known as earning "Brownie Points" :wink:
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Postby Aidan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:15 pm

Of course you don't need anymore scotch, but buy some anyway.
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Postby Choochoo » Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:31 pm

When my wife gets angry because I’ve bought too many bottles of Scotch, I apologize & tell her that she is correct, & that I wont buy any more for a while.

Then I go out and buy her some flowers

The next day I go out and buy a bottle of Rum

Then I get her more flowers

Then wait a day and go and buy a bottle of Bourbon

Then I get her more flowers

Then I wait another day

And finally then I go out and buy the bottle of Scotch that I wanted to begin with.

So overall it's a good way to keep the bar stocked and the house smelling like flowers
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:48 pm

You could just not tell her but the flower route seems to be winning favour. Buy away.
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Postby bond » Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:08 pm

Trust your question referred to whether your current stock is enough for ONE do at home?

Else, you may be a misfit on this forum 8)
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:15 pm

What you need to do is build up to at least 30 bottles (maybe by the flower route). But by then she will not be able to keep track of empties being replenished if you are careful :wink: My missus does not know a teachers from a talisker so I'm pretty safe with new additions all the time unless I arrive home with 6 bottles under my arm :lol:
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:59 am

I have a friend who has employed that strategy to great effect, his wife is never quite sure how much he spends on whisky. It's working well for him.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:50 am

C_I wrote:There are two ways of looking at it, rational and irrational.


I'm confused. Which of these is male, and which female, again?

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Postby MacLover » Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:47 am

C_I wrote:
There are two ways of looking at it, rational and irrational.

MrTattieheid wrote:
I'm confused. Which of these is male, and which female, again?


MrTattieheid hit it on the head. When getting into the rational versus irrational realm one must consider:

Male "Rational" = Female "Irrational"
Female "Rational" = Male "Irrational"

And regardless of the situation I find myself on the losing end of any argument when my wife applies her "logic" to the situation :wink: .

The downfall of most men is trying to apply logical, rational ideas, what I like to refer to as common sense, to a discussion or situation where a female applies here "rational" line of thought :roll: .

Not female bashing here as my wife, and most women, are more deserving of what they have than the lowly males they are saddled with.

Anyway, my recommendation is to buy. The time and injury I suffer from my wife's wrath over the purchase of a new bottle compared to the length of time I enjoy the bottle in question usually falls in favor of the bottle so the net effect is a "win" for me :wink: .
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:11 am

MacLover wrote:The downfall of most men is trying to apply logical, rational ideas, what I like to refer to as common sense, to a discussion or situation where a female applies here "rational" line of thought :roll: .


Sense is anything but common.
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Postby kallaskander » Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:43 am

Hi there,

And therefore in a family argument if it turns out you are right, apologise at once!
That helps most of the times.

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Postby Scotchio » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:15 pm

Kallaskander,
Regardless of your age you are wise beyond your years.
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Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:30 pm

kallaskander wrote:And therefore in a family argument if it turns out you are right, apologise at once!
That helps most of the times.


Which reminds me of an old joke...

"If a man is in a forest (without his wife) and he says something, is he still wrong??"

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Postby kallaskander » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:35 pm

Hi there,

I take the compliment if you allow me to confess that I only adopted this. It comes from one of my favourite authors the late Robert A. Heinlein from his classic novel "Time Enough For Love." Contained in this book are the "Notebooks of Lazarus Long" which are full of sound everyday advice.

Like this: Be vary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at the tax collector - and miss.

I chose this example merely for its connection to the subject of our forum here.

There was allegedly a publication of these notebooks as a seperate book but regrettably I was never able to obtain one.

So yes, maybe my wisdom such as it is is just to listen to my betters.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:03 am

I read a load of Heinlein in my youth. Great stuff, mostly, although he got a little weird toward the end. But I thought that advice sounded familiar!
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:48 am

Having 25 bottles on hand and not having enough variety to amuse your self, likely means that you have made quite a few bad choices of selection ergo you should not be allowed any more choices as they would be needlessly waisted anyhow!
Some people have more money than brains. :roll:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:31 am

LP, I don't see how anyone can possibly be expected to amuse himself with only 25 bottles!

Some people have less brains than money. :wink:
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Re: "More Scotch?"

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:40 am

merritt wrote:My wife is pissed cause I want to buy another bottle of Scotch. It would make it my 25th bottle. She say's that no one thinks I should buy more. That I have enough. Does anyone agree with her?

Merritt:

It is easier to beg forgiveness than to get permission. Buy more. Peter
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:13 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:LP, I don't see how anyone can possibly be expected to amuse himself with only 25 bottles!

Some people have less brains than money. :wink:


I never expected you to admit such a thing about yourself, yet i do understand that you are smart enough to get other peoples' puchases to accomidate your own accumulation.
As for the number of 25 bottles, i must apologize, im just not that enthused yet.
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Postby Lawrence » Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:44 pm

im just not that enthused yet.


You have 425 posts, I'd say you're enthused! :D

I have never viewed the number of bottles in a collection/cellar/bar as an indicator of engagement but more than six is a good start.
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Re: "More Scotch?"

Postby DramMeister » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:13 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:Merritt:

It is easier to beg forgiveness than to get permission.


Is that copyrighted?

I think that will become a favourite phrase of mine.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:31 pm

It may be easier, but the repercussions for failure to attain are far worse.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:19 pm

True, so true :roll:

Can you ever have enough Scotch close at hand?
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Postby rthomson » Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:37 pm

I went the unfortunate route of using the disingenuous argument, "It's not just my whisky, you can try some if you'd like," to justify buying more. The argument was disingenuous because she had no taste for whisky and, with several bottles being cask strength, she couldn't stomach it even when trying the tiniest sip. It was unfortunate because she tried just one too many, the Macallan cs, and found she really liked a sherry finish and eventually learned to stomach it. She's now developed quite a taste for several bottles including one of my Valinches.

Dammit, should've gone with flowers.
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