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BOTD 12-24-2015 Ernie the Engineer - A Kat Good Boy Production

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Skater


Bransom Postmaster
Ernie the Engineer
A Kat Production

Your spouse is an enthusiastic cook, who longs for a Kitchen Aid standing mixer. These are rather pricey, particularly with your family budget, which tends to be tight because you have several children. You’ve indicated willingness to splurge on this coveted item, but your spouse just can’t justify the cost with so many more pressing expenses.

Your oldest son, Ernie (age 15), loves to tinker with things and shows a lot of promise as a mechanical engineer. He is always pulling things apart and putting them back together. He is also the go-to person when some small appliance around the house needs fixing. One weekend he accompanied your spouse on a round of yard sales and estate sales. At one of these, your spouse looked with regret at an ancient Kitchen Aid standing mixer. Many of the attachments were missing, and its price tag warned it didn’t work. Its price was $15. Ernie insisted on buying it with his own money, as he thought he could use the motor for some other project.


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Weeks later, Ernie presents the now cleaned up, refurbished, repainted mixer to your spouse. He has invested over $100 of his own savings in it, which is still a fraction of what a new mixer would cost. He insists it’s a gift, but your spouse insists he must either sell it at a profit or accept reimbursement for the money he spent. Both of them appeal to you. How do you think this should be resolved?


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Skater


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I will let it be a gift and look for more ways to support Ernie in the future.


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AFinch


Sherrif
I'm with Skater.

Y Lee Coyote


Cowboy
How did I get saddled with such an ingrate for a spouse?

It was not just mere money that Ernie put into that rebuilt mixer but his HEART! And there is rejection!

Get thee to a nunnery the kitchen, go. Use it with joy and make some great dishes.

Y.

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David M. Katz


Marshall
It is a gift.

I sort of agree with YLC's sentiments.


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ivor


Marshall
This BOTD sent me off at a tangent:

https://youtu.be/cIxj7Ew_99w

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Jack


Admin
I don't see it as ingratitude, as a different type of gratitude and worry - he'd obviously been saving that money for something, and she enjoys giving to him, not being given to. Or, maybe she just enjoys being a martyr. Either way, I agree that she needs to let it go.

Considering the date this scenario was posted, I would make sure Ernie understands that this is his mom's Christmas gift, and Mom understands that she was given it early so she could appreciate it in making the holiday meals.

And now I'm taking Ernie to the garage for a little hand spanking before I help him clean up that mess he left.


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MemoryMan


Sherrif
Crying or Very sad I'm just wondering how I came to marry a spouse so insensitive as to want to so demolish the pride and joy in the personal endeavour that Ernie has invested in his gift to her. --- and how the marriage has lasted so long.

For the moment she's right out of the loop.

I'm going to heap some lavish praise and admiration on Ernie for his achievement and as I thank him profusely for the money he's also saved ME I'll ASK him if he'll allow me to split the cost of the repair with him.

Hmmm! Since this is BOTD perhaps I should also spank my spouse. Razz

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Y Lee Coyote


Cowboy
ivor wrote:https://youtu.be/cIxj7Ew_99w

I got this: "This video contains content from Studio71_1. It is not available in your country."

What is it all about please?

Y.

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ivor


Marshall
Y Lee Coyote wrote:
ivor wrote:https://youtu.be/cIxj7Ew_99w

I got this: "This video contains content from Studio71_1. It is not available in your country."

What is it all about please?

Y.


Evidently it is not playable in the US. Perhaps this will work:

https://youtu.be/bjQzJAKxTrE

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squarecutter


Sherrif
I am firmly on Ernies side. In time in little ways, especially when he goes to college Ernie can be paid back but to deny Ernie the pride in what he has created and seeing and eating the meals produced with it would be like throwing it in his face

Pi Beta


Deputy
Unanimous!

StevieWeeks


Trailboss
Stevie will spank for this allright,

My spouse goes over my knee and I will roast his hairy buttocks for being so insensitive and all...

Stevie Twisted Evil

Kat


Editor Extraordinaire
I think Jack is right about the spouse's motives. I'd have a private talk with him to say that this is Ernie's moment -- let him enjoy it. We can find subtle ways to refill Ernie's coffers without taking away his joy in giving. For instance, he can repair and refurbish the old lawn mower out in our storage building and sell it. I'm sure he won't insist on paying me for that piece of junk, and I'll be happy to spot him the money for parts.

Kat

Emlyn Morgan


Trailboss
If s/he can't cook without expensive gadgetry I'm going to divorce him / her! And whack the boy for spending all that money. Mad

1strappedboy


Sherrif
Before hugging my kid to death, I'm going to remind the S/O that it is a GIFT, and as such be accepted with good grace and gratitude. After all, that's what we've preached to the kids all THEIR lives!!!

Following, I'm quietly recharging Ernie's bank account and encouraging him to seek proper training so as to put those skills to work for himself in the future. (Damn, I've got a great kid!!!)

kalico


Sherrif
I'm in agreement with jack and Kat.,.,, I would find ways to get him what he was saving his money for or find away that I could have him do little things and pay him....



Hugs kal

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