/ by: RoseHoffaQuilts

How’d This Happen?

I don’t know how this happened. Honestly we went out to buy some mushroom compost, veggie plants and something for my planters in the front. We came home with this…

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No plants, no compost, nothing. (lol) I’m not sure how this happened. Over the last few months Monsieur Purl has been working on me that we need a new TV for the living room. Let me tell you how it happens, it’s super sneaky and I hate to admit, but after many years of watching me wield the craft on my own family members, he has picked up on it and now effectively used it against me. This is the sure fire method on how to get whatever you want.

  1. First pick an off time to plant the seed. You may be out getting something else or talking just about nothing and you slip the thought in. You say “you know maybe a new TV would be nice.” Expect your person to say – “no, too expensive. We really don’t need a new TV. The one we have works just fine.”
  2. Next start to gather information. Here is the water for the seed. Again you will start to slip things into the conversation. “You know my friend Joe says such and such is a really good TV.” “Consumer reports says such and such is a good brand.”
  3. Now you don’t want to be viewed as pushy, so mid-course you need to change courses and when they start to ask you about the object you have to say “well this is all great information, but still too much money. Right now is really not a good time.” See you’re gaining their trust. Everyone is on the same side.
  4. The next part is really hard, but don’t push the topic. Let the soup simmer.
  5. Finally go to the store again for another reason entirely. By now your person will say, “well let’s just take a look, we’re here.” By now the person will think this was their idea and you know you have them when they say “hey isn’t that a good TV at a good price.” Bingo – now your going home with a new TV.

 

There you go – a sure fire way to get what you want and your person will think it was all their idea. I’m sure you all probably know all this, but hey – it’s worth writing out for someone who may not. Anyway, mine worked it so well on me that after he had to hang it on the wall. What ever happened to the days when we brought it home, plugged it in and it worked? <sigh> That’s another post for another day. Anyway 6 hours later after the room was totally rearranged, the big cabinet was gone and we wrangled the TV on the wall (to much discrepancy as to how high it should be), then it was decided we needed this.

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Anyway, I guess next weekend we’ll work on getting the garden done.
~ Madame Purl

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  • You need a lesson on how to keep saying “no” (previous one had to die), though mine managed to get one that was way bigger than necessary .

    Six months later and it is still sitting on a table as I refuse to buy the stand and new furniture πŸ˜‰

  • Wow when I read the post I was thinking expensive tree, roses some organic thing. How did your husband get a tv from a trip to the garden center? The next time we have to buy a car I want him along.

  • So he turned it around on you, hate it when they do that! Does that mean a new wheel soon? πŸ˜€ Love the chair!

  • Oh my …I am still chuckling from your post. It does look like a great comfy chair. My husband has been dropping the same hints for a TV πŸ™‚

  • I felt I needed to post my thoughts on this, too. πŸ™‚

    Yes, I had been looking at purchasing a new TV recently, but I usually keep up-to-date on electronics anyways. I never had any intentions of buying that this past weekend, in fact, when I got up, I was headed outside to mow the lawn! We went out to get the things mentioned, and then added a few stops along the way.

    But with the price point acceptable, we thought, “Why not?”

    The TV it replaces is one I have had since ’96 when I bought it as an open box item at Best Buy. Lately, it has been turning itself on and off (very weird), picture isn’t as clear/bright, and the layout of the room itself wasn’t ideal.

    And, I should mention, it wasn’t like this was something entirely new. We have a 51″ widescreen HDTV in the basement already. That one is 6 years aold and has a few problems that have been fixed, due to the various moves. This new TV, while benefiting us both, is mainly for Madame Purl as she spends more time upstairs and now can enjoy HDTV without having to endure football. πŸ™‚

  • COMMENTS (11)

    1. Mr. Purl 12 June - 2007

      I felt I needed to post my thoughts on this, too. πŸ™‚

      Yes, I had been looking at purchasing a new TV recently, but I usually keep up-to-date on electronics anyways. I never had any intentions of buying that this past weekend, in fact, when I got up, I was headed outside to mow the lawn! We went out to get the things mentioned, and then added a few stops along the way.

      But with the price point acceptable, we thought, “Why not?”

      The TV it replaces is one I have had since ’96 when I bought it as an open box item at Best Buy. Lately, it has been turning itself on and off (very weird), picture isn’t as clear/bright, and the layout of the room itself wasn’t ideal.

      And, I should mention, it wasn’t like this was something entirely new. We have a 51″ widescreen HDTV in the basement already. That one is 6 years aold and has a few problems that have been fixed, due to the various moves. This new TV, while benefiting us both, is mainly for Madame Purl as she spends more time upstairs and now can enjoy HDTV without having to endure football. πŸ™‚

    2. Jennifer 12 June - 2007

      I have used that tactic on occasion as well. So has the hubby. Enjoy your new TV and chair!

    3. Maureen 12 June - 2007

      Oh my …I am still chuckling from your post. It does look like a great comfy chair. My husband has been dropping the same hints for a TV πŸ™‚

    4. Bev 12 June - 2007

      Well, I for one love your new purchase and hope you have many happy knitting hours in front of it.

    5. Emily 11 June - 2007

      You can work on the garden if there isn’t something good on TV! heehee

    6. Jackie 11 June - 2007

      So he turned it around on you, hate it when they do that! Does that mean a new wheel soon? πŸ˜€ Love the chair!

    7. Maryellen 11 June - 2007

      Wow when I read the post I was thinking expensive tree, roses some organic thing. How did your husband get a tv from a trip to the garden center? The next time we have to buy a car I want him along.

    8. Pat 11 June - 2007

      Well it looks like you have a great place to sit and knit and watch a good movie!!

    9. jessie 11 June - 2007

      I wish I had invited you to my garden party and asked you to bring me a plant.

      We need a new TV. πŸ™‚

    10. Marina 11 June - 2007

      You need a lesson on how to keep saying “no” (previous one had to die), though mine managed to get one that was way bigger than necessary .

      Six months later and it is still sitting on a table as I refuse to buy the stand and new furniture πŸ˜‰

    11. Julie 11 June - 2007

      Well I guess it’s only fair he gets a toy or two as well. πŸ˜‰