m_walker26 Reader
March 20, 2017 1:46 p.m.

SWMBO liked the comment on here yesterday about 'real accounting vs car accounting' and commented that we had more of the latter.

She followed that up with " and you have two challenge eligible cars"

Uh, actually three.

OldGray320i HalfDork
March 20, 2017 1:54 p.m.

(in my dreams) "No, three sets of wheels for each car isn't excessive, why do you ask?"

DaveEstey PowerDork
March 20, 2017 2:03 p.m.

"Is it too early to take the motorcycle out?"

and

"Do you want me to bring you a burrito at the shop?"

Nick (Bo) Comstock UltimaDork
March 20, 2017 2:17 p.m.

"why didn't you clean the bathroom like I asked you to!?"

Zomby Woof PowerDork
March 20, 2017 2:22 p.m.

While car shopping for her, I asked what things were important to her in a car.

That thing, you know, when you push the pedal down and you go back in the seat? It has to have that.

appliance_racer
appliance_racer New Reader
March 20, 2017 2:22 p.m.

"What car do you want to use for the challenge"

"Are we taking the whole week off for the challenge"

"What's the next race close enough we can go to"

"Yes I want to drive the race car"

Some of her best are her descriptions of parts she can't or doesn't know the name of. She knows what they do tho.

In reference to a diffuser "the things on the back bumper that stretches the air coming out"

petegossett UltimaDork
March 20, 2017 2:25 p.m.

While at a restaurant the waiter asked "How's the dip?", to which she replied "Good enough that I married him!"

Trackmouse SuperDork
March 20, 2017 2:42 p.m.

When I get home from work and she says "you should work in the garage tonight." (And without a hint a sarcasm!)

pushrod36 Reader
March 20, 2017 2:55 p.m.

yesterday she suggested we spend the tax return on another motorcycle.

NEALSMO UltraDork
March 20, 2017 2:59 p.m.

"Is it OK if my sister joins us to..." Oh wait, it's not that kinda thread.

"Babe, you should put a turbo on the car and buy fresh Hoosiers before the national Tour"

dean1484 MegaDork
March 20, 2017 3:09 p.m.

"Stop bugging me about it already and go by the dam car"

car39 HalfDork
March 20, 2017 4:29 p.m.

"Why don't we have a truck and trailer like Bob and Jay?" All she had to do was ask.

Datsun310Guy PowerDork
March 20, 2017 5:30 p.m.

"Would you look at how fake her boobs look?"

Yes dear. Fake.

DrBoost UltimaDork
March 20, 2017 5:31 p.m.

From my post in '09:

My wife has a habit of not explaining herself when she assumes I know exactly what she's talking about. I'm sure I do the same thing, but I'm the man of the house, I'm allowed, right? Anyway, I've been telling her for years, when it comes to cooking (which she is very good at and has been doing it for a long time and thus, uses terminology that baffles me) she needs to talk to me like I'm a third grader. The other day she did it again, but I think I got my point across. She said "Hey hot, studly DrBoost, whom I love more dearly than anything else on earth and is the light of my life (or something like that) I have to leave. Can you finish dinner for me"?
"Will do" was my obedient, husbandly response.
"O.K. then, it's easy. Just finish up the dumplings, blanch the vegetables, then put the dumplings on the chicken and toss it in the oven please."
It sounded like Charlie Browns teacher just asked me to "mwaamwamwamwaaaa chicken, ma mwa mwaamwa."
I thought about telling her, yet again to please explain things like this to me, because blanch isn't something you do to veggies, it's a character on the Golden Girls. But I figured I'd make my point. I said: "Sure honey. I'll get on that right away. I'm a little busy right now though, so could you pull the drums off of the car and make sure the primary shoes and secondary shoes are installed correctly then get my bore-scope out and let me know how the cross-hatch pattern looks on the rear bank in the minivan?" She said "huh!? Oh, alright. I'll write the directions down for you." "Thanks" said Doc.

Men are from Mars.......

Thinkkker UltraDork
March 20, 2017 5:32 p.m.

Other more recent, but normally its been "Yes"

Want to go on a date? "Yes" Want to go to Florida to by a formula car? "Yes" Want to get married? "Yes" Can I get a race car? "Yes"

Geekspeed Reader
March 20, 2017 5:47 p.m.
NEALSMO wrote: "Is it OK if my sister joins us to..." Oh wait, it's not that kinda thread.

Dangit, you beat me to it.

My wife's sister...

Appleseed MegaDork
March 20, 2017 6:33 p.m.

"I want to get my motorcycle license."

...

snailmont5oh HalfDork
March 20, 2017 6:35 p.m.

When I got my second Fairmont:

Her: "Was the car nice?" Me: "Yes." Her: "Where is it, then?"

When I got my third Fairmont (she was there):

Me: "Do I have a grand?" Her: "For that? Yeah."

Fitzauto Dork
March 20, 2017 6:36 p.m.

"Why doesnt the miata have big swaybars yet?" This was said after this weekends autocross where she took second in her class.

calteg Dork
March 20, 2017 6:52 p.m.

Actual text exchange:

Calteg: My dream car just pulled into the dealership. We traded for it.

Mrs. Calteg: Are you buying it before the end of the day, or is it coming home tomorrow?

I chose well.

March 20, 2017 7:20 p.m.

"We should find an abandoned parking lot and do our own race thing, you know, with the cones."

(She wants to learn to drive fast but not with other people around)

paranoid_android74 UltraDork
March 20, 2017 9:13 p.m.

My wife pointed this out to me the other day...

After showing me a listing for a car I didn't need, and didn't have the money for, she said "we can make it work..."

penultimeta
penultimeta Reader
March 21, 2017 8:55 a.m.

"Can we go car shopping?"

"I saw a car in a field on my way home tonight. You should go look at it."

CobraSpdRH Reader
March 21, 2017 9:11 a.m.

"Let's make sure we get enough pavers for a 3-car driveway, because I know you will have another one at some point"

Strike_Zero UltraDork
March 21, 2017 2:57 p.m.

Calls from work: "Hey, are you working on Lincoln? If not, get outside and work on it now!"

While I'm working on the Lincoln: "It looks like you have enough room for a supercharger."

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