New one from the Girlfriend.

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  1. Rich Wenzel

    Rich Wenzel Supporting Actor

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    Her: Why did you buy me the H&K piece?
    Me: We agreed I should not pay more than $500 for the receiver, and I am confident this is the best one in this price range to meet your needs.
    Her: Why didn't you get me a Marantz one.
    Me: I thought their offerings in this price range did not compare favorably with the H&K.
    Her: Marantz are better than H&K.
    Me: Really?
    Her: Yes.
    Me: Why do you say that?
    Her: Because they are.
    Me: (she is starting to give me a headache now, and if you are familiar with my "girlfriend posts", im trying to figure my way out and convince her the marantz will give her a headache). Well I gave you my Marantz CD player.
    Her: Yes. But the other thing should be Marantz as well.
    Me: Well, you see the Marantz receiver in this price range doesn't have HDCD decoding.
    Her: So?
    Me: And the Marantz CD player does not have HDCD decoding.
    Her: So?
    Me: Well you have lots of CD's that are recorded in HDCD.
    Her: So?
    Me: Well its obvious then.
    Her: What is obivous? That the Marantz is better?
    Me: (time to lie a little bit) No, that on high end equipment, if you play HDCD encoded CD's for a substantial length of time, without proper decoding, you will get a headache.
    Her: and this H&K has this HD whatever thingy.
    Me: Yes.
    Her: Why does this give you a headache (she is obviously getting smarter).
    Me: (time to lie a lot), Well the regular cd player will not decode certain frequencies of the HDCD, this lack of decoding will be missing when played on a good pair of speakers using good equipment. Your brain will miss these frequencies, and you will get a headache because they expect to hear them and they don't.
    Her: Wow I am getting a headache already.
    Me: You should just trust me, its in my best interest for you not to have headaches.
    Her: True. So feed me.

    She is so much fun to talk to. I have no idea how she got that Marantz was better than H&K in her wee little head. I am not saying if its true or not, but it just surprised me. I think it was because the store we were in had Marantz but not H&K and the fact that I owned an Maranzt item but not an H&K item (she doesn't know about my H&K dual cassette deck cause its in the closet).

    Rich
     
  2. Yogi

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    If you had bought her the Marantz she would still ask you the same questions about HK being better than Marantz. It seems like it stimulates her to get in a discussion with you. She just loves to bust your chops and then ask you to feed her[​IMG]

    Keep these posts rolling.
     
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  5. Rich Wenzel

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    btw, i have tried the heart transplant analogies, and she just corrects me and ignores it.

    she is a lot of fun though.

    she can be a real ball-buster when she wants too, but, she has a softside, kind of like the underside of the dragon...

    ill mention another good one next week, i only get about 1-2 good ones a week, and i wont see her this w/e, so i dont want to use it up....

    Rich
     
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    She doesn't trust you b/c you're a liar, but trust me I understand, it will save you a ton of grief in the long-run unless I can figure out a way to email her this post. lol JK (maybe)

    Thanks for the laugh.
     
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    Maybe she likes the look of the Marantz receiver over the HK (not a big stretch) but doesn't want to admit that's the reason for her preference [​IMG]
     
  8. Rich Wenzel

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    liking the hk's look is like getting really horny when you see obese people...its, at best, an acquired taste.

    Rich
     
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    tell her you're gonna trade her in on a new model just like the receiver, hehe

    BTW, I think Maranzt receivers are ugly
     
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    Rich,

    love these stories. Please, keep them coming. BTW, when's the anthology coming out?

    Marty
     
  11. Rich Wenzel

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    The anthology, hmmmm, that would take like real effort...

    she actually likes the HK's looks, or so she says...she was mad that i bought something that i thought was so ugly...so i said:

    looks don't count for much, i mean im dating you...i mean, even if you were ugly, the wonderful person that you are would still make you beautiful, even though you are actually beautiful, you see what im saying right? please?

    her reply,
    beg, start begging now and you just might live to talk about it...


    Craig do you realize that you and I are quoting the same movie in our sigs? cool yo...

    Rich
     
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    These things just are cracking me up. [​IMG] Hell yes, keep them coming. No anthology. I want a regular column in one of the audio rags. One that goes right on the last page and is called "Me and my girl".
     
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    Personally, I would've gone with the Marantz. [​IMG]

     
  14. Rich Wenzel

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    "start begging now and you just might live to talk about it"

    is a bastardization of a quote from that movie as well...

    Rich
     
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    Shouldn't she just be happy you got her a nice piece of electronics? I don't understand women.
     
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    Maybe it is time to start a new thread about what"stories"we tell our mates about this "evil"[​IMG] hobby of ours-the worst i ever said to my wife is when i upgraded my speakers from Infinity RS-5's to Definitive Technology 2006's,she noticed them so i told her they were the same speakers but i added the black sock and the caps to make it more pleasing for the look of them,she liked that and said they look a lot nicer and i did a good job:b
     
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    I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoy reading these stories. I could see them done as comics. If you've got drawing talent, you may be on to something [​IMG]
     
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