A moment of weakness

With the intense pressure building up on Erin’s shoulders over the purchase of a Dell Mini 9 she encountered a brief moment of weakness one evening sitting next to me on the couch.  I was in the middle of doing my nightly task of going through the steps of building an order for a Dell Mini 9 when Erin sat down next to me and saw what I was doing.  You see she had witnessed this event on many occasions.  She broke down and said just buy it.  Now if any of you are in a similar situation here are the following steps you must take to ensure the purchase of the item.

  1. Say nothing (ie. don’t ask “Are you sure?”)
  2. Cautiously move to retrieve your credit card.
    1. Better yet have it memorized
    2. Don’t do this in a hasty manner, act calm and collected.
  3. Complete the purchase as quickly as possible.
  4. Don’t even talk about the purchase for at least a day or two unless they bring it up.
    1. If they do bring it up, be very careful to read the situation and respond accordingly.

The coolest thing though was before I hit the submit button Erin said “Now hold on… Do you plan on buying a new Macbook Pro in the next year?”

Totally awesome that buying a new real laptop was even something to consider.

So I do now have a Dell Mini 9 sort of on the way.  Unlike purchasing a computer from Apple where you receive the machine the next week, Dell likes to have you wait about a month before they ship it to you.  So hopefully I’ll get mine around the 23rd of April.

Thanks Josh for the support for being there for me through this “tough time”  😉


Josh  on March 31st, 2009

You’re my hero! I am always willing to lend support

Lo  on April 3rd, 2009

Congrats on the big purchase!

Kate  on April 4th, 2009

You forgot a step. After the last step there should be the following:

2. Spontaneously cook your wife breakfast and tell her thanks for being so wonderful!

Laura Bjerk  on April 5th, 2009

This made me laugh, Bill! Adam will appreciate it 🙂

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