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Old 13 February 2006, 14:16   #1
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How to sweet talk the Missus?

I want to but this massive 4x4 (won't fit in carparks with height limits), anyway I test drove one home the other day to show my missus only to be told we couldn't buy it as it wouldn't fit in the Safeways car park .

What do you think I should say to change her mind?
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Old 13 February 2006, 14:21   #2
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I want to buy this massive 4x4 (won't fit in carparks with height limits), anyway I test drove one home the other day to show my missus only to be told we couldn't buy it as it wouldn't fit in the Safeways car park .

What do you think I should say to change her mind?
Point out that when said car park is full, she need no longer agonise about finding a space. In a delica with bullbars, every space is free!

Point out the sheer practical utility of the things - pleasing amounts of room for vast amounts of shopping, swiveling chairs keeping kids happy, pleasant drive, towering commanding presence over other drivers, a more secure drive in snow/mud etc etc.
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Old 13 February 2006, 14:35   #3
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Go to Safeways car park with an oxy-acetylene cutting torch and cut down the height restriction....
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tell her she can do the shopping from home on her PC and doesn't need to take your car out anymore.
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buy her a micra and don't let her loose in the 4x4...
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Old 13 February 2006, 15:12   #6
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I want to but this massive 4x4 (won't fit in carparks with height limits), anyway I test drove one home the other day to show my missus only to be told we couldn't buy it as it wouldn't fit in the Safeways car park .

What do you think I should say to change her mind?
Have you been married more than a month?!? If so, you should know better than to waste time bothering to ask this question!

Your only chance is to somehow make it HER idea to buy this beast of a vehicle. That will be a far greater challenge now that you've blown it by displaying this purchase as YOUR idea. You know that there's no hope of actually changing her mind...

Or you just buy it and bring it home. That's how I bought my rib. Of course, there was benefit in it for her Paralympic sailing campaigns. Just be prepared to live in the SUV for an indeterminate period of time.

Haven't you ever heard that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission?

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Old 13 February 2006, 15:13   #7
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Demonstrate just how easy it is to drive over any awkward restrictive posts and rails.

Suggest that the shopping bill at the nearest supermarket car park without restrictions is much less than Safeways.

If you're really keen on the monster, just tell her you'll do all the shopping from now on.

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your making a rod for your own back ....just buy it and tell her I lent it to you, It works with engine stands apparently!
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Also, almost forgot the one other option -bribery.

The owner of one sailboat I race on has an arrangement with his wife: Any amount he spends on the boat, she gets to spend on upholstery, furniture and other household accouterments! A $1200 sail costs him $2400, but that's okay, he can afford it and it keeps the wife happy and busy while we're sailing

Of course, you're certainly talking about a couple of orders of magnitude larger expense. How badly to you want this thing?
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Oh come on guys
" Darling the roads are getting so dangerous these days I worry more each time you go out, I feel I really need to protect you more, I'd feel much happier if I knew you and the kids/dog/parrot(delete as applicable) were wrapped up in that big safe car"

OK, so you've got the car here's for the leather seats, sat nav, etc.

" I just cant imagine life without you"
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