How do you convince/tell the wife you need a new mower?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Dpatt07, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Dpatt07

    Dpatt07 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Ok, so I just bought a new mower and I know I had to do a lot of bargaining with my wife to get it. I was just wondering what you guys or gals tell your significant other about why you need a new mower. This situation might be more suited to solo operator or part-timers. I know some of you full time guys replace equipment every couple of years. The mower I sold was 3 years old and only had 240 hours on it. Just curious to see what kind of response you come up with.
  2. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    i just go and buy it, she doesn't say a word, she knows I don't just buy stuff for the hell of it.
  3. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    She doesn't care because she sees the cash coming in.
  4. pblc

    pblc LawnSite Member
    from South
    Messages: 232

    wow..... only 240 hrs - I hope you were upgrading....
  5. Southern Pride

    Southern Pride LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Memphis
    Messages: 1,382

    The pants. Wear them.
  6. Mike Blevins

    Mike Blevins LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,390

    As long as my wife knows the camper will be pulling out ever other weekend this year she could care less what I buy. I dropped a few accounts to spend some time living instead of working this year. I have found that no matter how much money you make its never enough. Tell your wife its just something you need.
  7. LandscapeSavannah

    LandscapeSavannah LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 112

    She has no idea what gets purchased. I like to keep work at work. When I am home that's what it is all about.
  8. rain man

    rain man LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,794

    I just say "Me like'em. You cook'em supper". lol.
  9. Premier landscaping south

    Premier landscaping south LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 534

  10. 360ci

    360ci LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 998

    Exactly! However, my wife knows I buy stuff for the hell of it, and she does the same. To each their own. It's not worth the argument, and if I ever feel a whip on my backside, she knows where the door is.

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