My wife’s cruel
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For my birthday she bought me a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask Scotch. My favorite. She forgot I gave up hard liquor for Lent.

That ain’t right...
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But think of the joy of Easter!  Big Grin
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Maybe she's cruel, or maybe she's doing it for the good of your soul. Spouses are supposed to help each other on their lifetime of conversion, and maybe she thought you needed the extra penance Sticking tongue out at you

FWIW, in my pregnant state I sympathize with your thirst.

May your scotch be exquisitely satisfying come Easter!
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Well I gave up coffee for lent, and my wife has coffee every morning. I have to smell the aroma. So I feel your pain. I am also in charge of making the coffee at the weekly lenten fish fry. I have to get a taste tester. I look it as strengthening my resolve, and good for my soul.
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I love Laphroaig! I also gave up drinking for Lent, and my wife also keeps forgetting. We were walking downtown last Saturday near a pub we like, and she asked if we should pop in for a beer. I just stared at her til she realized.
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I don't really think she's mean, I love her dearly, and am considering this a test of my resolve.

(03-09-2018, 11:39 AM)Galahad3 Wrote: I love Laphroaig! I also gave up drinking for Lent, and my wife also keeps forgetting. We were walking downtown last Saturday near a pub we like, and she asked if we should pop in for a beer. I just stared at her til she realized.

You too? My mother in law comes to visit and babysit so my good half and I can get out for an hour or so alone, and the first suggestion from my wife is "Let's go get drinks."
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Big Grin  Are you sure it isn't your sense of humor rubbing off on her?

Honestly, I think it's a fantastic penance.  Go with it!  In fact, open that bottle, give it a good sniff, and then close it and sip some water.
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(03-09-2018, 02:24 PM)Fontevrault Wrote: Big Grin  Are you sure it isn't your sense of humor rubbing off on her?

Honestly, I think it's a fantastic penance.  Go with it!  In fact, open that bottle, give it a good sniff, and then close it and sip some water.

LOL What an excellent idea!
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Not even on a Sunday? Oh, that is hard.
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(03-09-2018, 02:24 PM)Fontevrault Wrote: Big Grin  Are you sure it isn't your sense of humor rubbing off on her?

She doesn't do it as often as I do, but when she plays a joke on you, it's generally good. That reminds me, she gave up chocolate for Lent. Would it be wrong of me to bake a Black Forest cake, devil's food cake, tiramisu, and sachertorte all in the same day? Big Grin


Quote:Honestly, I think it's a fantastic penance.  Go with it!  In fact, open that bottle, give it a good sniff, and then close it and sip some water.

I did go with it. I told her I was thrilled by her gift, reminded her of my Lenten penance, then put it in the booze cabinet, and cracked it open today. Oh. My. Gosh. It was pure peat smoked goodness. *drools*
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