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Old 12-25-2008, 02:26 PM   #11
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All she has to do is look in my beer fridge at the bottles of La Chouffe, Delerium Tremens, Duvel, and Tripel Karmeliat to know that this purchase was unacceptable.
Was I imagining things or has the retail price of Duvel's gone from eight bucks to eleven in the last few months?
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Old 12-25-2008, 03:43 PM   #12
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+1 to the guys who say you are lucky! My SWMBO know how picky I am and prefers to let me buy my own beer...she will buy her own if its something I won't buy. The fact that she knows enough to know that you like Belgians and to know that Shock Top is a Belgian style is a great foundation. She needs a bit of education but I'm you are up to the task...

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Old 12-25-2008, 03:56 PM   #13
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there's an old saying, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

drink your beer and be happy.

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Old 12-25-2008, 04:04 PM   #14
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there's an old saying, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
drink your beer and be happy.
+ 1 to this! Please don't pour it down the drain either - she'll see the empty bottles accumulating too quickly, assume you've had too much, cut you off and you won't be able to have any of your coveted "good stuff"
Also, enjoy every bottle because each one was bought with love!
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:39 PM   #15
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The trick is to direct your praise strategically. Don't emphasize the gift, emphasize the action. Instead of lying and saying "that beer was great, thanks so much!" say "I love how you went out of your way to make me happy. I'm a lucky guy!" It doesn't have to be that cheesy, but a lot of women like the cheesy stuff (some don't). But my point is, direct your praise at what she did (went out and got you some beer), later you can drop hints about which beers you do like. And make sure you give back.

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The trick is to direct your praise strategically. Don't emphasize the gift, emphasize the action. Instead of lying and saying "that beer was great, thanks so much!" say "I love how you went out of your way to make me happy. I'm a lucky guy!" It doesn't have to be that cheesy, but a lot of women like the cheesy stuff (some don't). But my point is, direct your praise at what she did (went out and got you some beer), later you can drop hints about which beers you do like. And make sure you give back.
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It all depends on your wife's personality... With MY wife, sugarcoated honesty would be the best bet...

Though I suck at sugarcoating...

"Honey, it's awesome you bought me beer - and this is close to what I like. I really appreciate it. However, next time, it'd be awesome if instead you stayed with the stuff that gives major sticker shock..."

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Old 12-25-2008, 05:43 PM   #19
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Beer battered shrimp, beer boiled shrimp, etc. Use it to cook with if you can't drink it.
Don't pour it out though. Send it to me and I'll drink it.
Praise SWMBO for what she did. You're a lucky guy.

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Just to make the OP jealous, here’s what my daughter brought me for Christmas . . . . .
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