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Old 08-05-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Come home to a flood!

Lol we came home from a party tonight to find water on the hardwood floors! At first I saw nothing visibly leaking but soon realized that right before we left house I fed live brine shrimp and carelessly dropped the net in the cabinet. Unfortunately it landed on the little hose from my aqua lifter dosing pump that supplies my calcium reactor and removed it from its filter. Only couple gallons spilled out but it looked like lots more on our wood flooring and sure made my wife mad! Now I'm in the doghouse (again) and may have to give her the birthday present (iPad) I have saved for her birthday tonight lol.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:46 AM   #2
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Look on the bright side. Maybe you can convince the need for a good controller with water alerts VIA text messages
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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LOL haha. That sucks..... Atleast there's nothing wrong with the tank!!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:33 AM   #4
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You know, every time you give your wife a gift because she's mad, you're rewarding HER bad behavior.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:43 AM   #5
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You know, every time you give your wife a gift because she's mad, you're rewarding HER bad behavior.
And reinforcing that when she gets mad, she gets what she wants! (which lets face it, women do get what they want)
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:48 AM   #6
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You can't blame her for being mad after seeing water on her floors lol if its anything like me or my buddies one of the first promises to the GF/wife was I won't flood the house haha
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:15 AM   #7
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You know, every time you give your wife a gift because she's mad, you're rewarding HER bad behavior.
LOL So True!!
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #8
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She can be mad, sure. Rewarding her anger will only create a Pavlovian type anger response
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:22 AM   #9
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She can be mad, sure. Rewarding her anger will only create a Pavlovian type anger response
I think your looking a bit to deep into the psycology of this lol giving her a gift for you Fn up isn't quite the same as getting a dog to drool when you ring your bell.... It's kind of an unwritten law. When we (men) mess up we owe our GF/wife something.. been like that since day one haha

Edit* something to live by and make things easier lol "a happy wife is a happy life"
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:36 AM   #10
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If my BF/husband (albeit imaginary one LOL!) made a mistake like that, I'd be fine with it. She needs to realize that you couldn't have foreseen it. Keep the iPad until the bday - presents get spoiled if given before a birthday, and it makes the day so much more special.

Maybe get her some roses and say you'll help work to repair the floors, and that you're truly, honestly sorry? Unless she hates roses, then maybe sunflowers. (:
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