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Are all pinball wives mad all the time?


By T-Tommy

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Is it just mine or do all pinball wives hate our hobby and seem to be annoyed by our happiness. I finally found something I am interested in and all I get are jabs and criticism. What ever happened to a spouse being happy that their spouse is happy. I guess if we just walked the dogs 12 hours a day she would be happy. I'm confused.

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    #2 1 year ago

    Little marriage tip: don't complain about your spouse.

    Figure out what is making her unhappy and work it out. Sometimes it's not pinball, exactly, but it's what is getting left aside for pinball. Talk to her.

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    #3 1 year ago

    single tip: Stay single

    #4 1 year ago

    givrsum

    #5 1 year ago

    Left mine for pinball in 1991. I regret being selfish and putting my interests in front of hers. Haven’t met a lady liked her since.

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    #6 1 year ago

    I tend to play when she's not home or after she's gone to bed. It's not so much being mad, as it is a subtle disapproval. She would never openly object, since I bring home the bacon. But I think the image of a 50+ yr old grown up man playing pinball bothers her. Apparently it would be more dignified if went fishing, hunting and/or played 4 hr golf games instead (all of which are fronts for some other activity.) Geez, at least pinball keeps you honest and at home!

    #7 1 year ago

    Wife encouraged me to get back into the hobby. So no, not all the time.

    #8 1 year ago

    Pinball has kicked my wifes car out of the garage and she has never complained. I have a good one!

    #9 1 year ago

    Ah, just get one of those inflatable women.

    #10 1 year ago

    I think most have a love/hate relationship with the hobby.After my last haul i got the go ahead to build on a 12x32 game room all it took was 4 in the kitchen haha. “I hope if something happens to me my woman doesnt sell my games for what i told her i paid for them”

    #11 1 year ago

    Its all a give and take. Remember your not collecting $2 baseball cards. Now your collecting Major 7K plus toys which is something you should Try to get her on board with. My wife and I love to play together and my (our) rule is if one of us doesn't like a game it goes. When we find a game we both like it's rather enjoyable and means to enjoy something together. Every case and marriage is different just know this is a Big buying decision. lol

    #12 1 year ago

    Mine loves pinball and is even in a league.

    She even bought herself a VIP pass for YEGPIN in May.

    The only time she gets angry is when I knock off one of her high scores.

    #13 1 year ago

    Minimising the intrusive mess factor of any hobby in the main domicile is the key to a happy spouse.

    Setup the best of restored titles confined to one room of the house then build another shed preferably offsite from your main residential property and store the parts/machines overflow (ahem non working container units) there.

    #14 1 year ago

    My girl and me got tickets to Yegpin pin as well. I think I have a keeper although she hates tournaments but loves playing pinball at home and at (pokeys) our main location. So there are good ones out there there is hope for all. Good luck

    Quoted from TheHueManatee:Mine loves pinball and is even in a league.
    She even bought herself a VIP pass for YEGPIN in May.
    The only time she gets angry is when I knock off one of her high scores.

    #15 1 year ago

    My wife loves Pinball and enjoys the hobby with me! As a matter of fact we’re going to Zapcon this weekend and she’s more excited then I am!

    #16 1 year ago

    Are all pinball wives mad all the time?

    Yes.

    #17 1 year ago

    Same here, my wife is only mad when I haven't fixed our machines. She plays in a league and narrowly missed making it to state finals in DE this year. She reminds me to put in vacation requests for Pinfest and Pinburgh.

    #18 1 year ago

    Mine is cool and we play together all the time.

    #19 1 year ago

    Happy wife = happy wife

    I don’t believe there is a saying in regards to the husband.

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from T-Tommy:

    Is it just mine or do all pinball wives hate our hobby and seem to be annoyed by our happiness. I finally found something I am interested in and all I get are jabs and criticism. What ever happened to a spouse being happy that their spouse is happy. I guess if we just walked the dogs 12 hours a day she would be happy. I'm confused.

    Tommy, we should hang out. My wife thinks it's stupid, she only tolerates it because we have young kids.

    #21 1 year ago

    Most are most of the time. My friends wife supports about 15%.

    #22 1 year ago

    Who is your wife and why is she ruining your pinball playing experience?

    #23 1 year ago

    Buy her a wof, all will be good.

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from tp:

    Buy her a wof, all will be good.

    Or a Shrek! Bitches love that game

    #25 1 year ago

    Not since we bought Game of Thrones. She plays all the time now. Just have to find that right game for her.

    #26 1 year ago

    Me and my wife play pinball together almost every night. Unfortunately she seems to be better than me and holds all our top scores

    #27 1 year ago

    My wife play GB every morning and every night. She plays more pinball than I do. Plus I sold my original MM and NGG years ago and to this day she's mad that I sold both, especially NGG.

    I'd like to sell a game to get something else, but she won't let me (I'm Totally Serious)!

    We've been married 21 years so I guess I have a KEEPER!

    #28 1 year ago

    Hmmm all good as far as she doesn’t bother me about my pinball addiction but can’t say she will ever play a game either. Can’t say she enjoys any of my other hobbies either which include my Harley & trips with my buddies. Playing the drums in a band for almost 10 years with hundreds of gigs she maybe came to 5 of them? But then again opposites attract right?....

    #29 1 year ago

    nope. My wife is amazing, loves pinball, and she even has sex with me...

    #30 1 year ago

    Is she annoyed by pinball itself or is she annoyed by how you enjoy pinball? i.e. if you're investing too much time or money in something she's not interested in then you should talk to her about it. From my perspective - my wife hardly ever plays pinball but she doesn't have an issue with the hobby and she thinks the games are cool to look at.

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    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    she even has sex with me...

    That's just gross right there.

    #32 1 year ago

    Mine plays a little, likes going to the shows, and when I say "I'm thinking about getting another pin", she says "go for it".

    edit: She has a horse, so she really has no room to bark about me spending money.

    #33 1 year ago

    Pinball?.... lol

    #34 1 year ago

    warning: serious post!

    When my wife gets mad about the hobby, it is almost never about money, it is about me spending time away from her. I am also in a rock band and we play out quite a bit. We also have an 8 year old son. I help him with his homework, go to all his hockey games and practices, and we all go on several trips a year to get away. My wife and I WORK TOGETHER. Travel is the wife's thing; pinball and music are mine. When she gets mad about pinball, it's because of the time we're not spending together. Sometimes you need that time apart though. It's a balance

    #35 1 year ago

    My wife doesn’t hate it and even enjoys playing. She’s not competitive so we won’t try and get a high score or care about the rules. Her biggest gripe with pinball is the cost.

    #36 1 year ago

    Mine wants almost every new pin that comes out....I can't keep up. Thank goodness Stern makes pros before the premium because the whining about gettting Iron Maiden has already started....

    #37 1 year ago

    Never, she doesn't care.

    If we truly could not afford the machines we own and they were depriving my family of vacations or the things they enjoy doing, there would be an issue.

    If I was spending all of my time playing pinball and neglecting my wife and kids, there would be an issue.

    #38 1 year ago

    My wife is 100% supportive, and if she told me that we need to throttle back, I would, because wife. There's a reason why I married her.

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    #39 1 year ago

    I'll use this opportunity to brag on my awesome wife. She never gives me crap about any of my hobbies and after almost 15 years of marriage we still love hanging out together.

    She is currently going through chemo for breast cancer and handling it like a champ! One of the strongest people I know.

    #40 1 year ago
    Quoted from Whysnow:

    nope. My wife is amazing, loves pinball, and she even has sex with me...

    Whats Sex?

    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    I'll use this opportunity to brag on my awesome wife. She never gives me crap about any of my hobbies and after almost 15 years of marriage we still love hanging out together.
    She is currently going through chemo for breast cancer and handling it like a champ! One of the strongest people I know.

    Best Wishes, John.....one of the Best Pinball Wives, Ive met.

    #41 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Whats Sex?

    Best Wishes, John.....one of the Best Pinball Wives, Ive met.

    Thanks Art! Your wife is pretty awesome as well, if I do say so. I'll be in touch about getting together in November again.

    #42 1 year ago

    The trick is to have the games clear and present in your home before you get a girlfriend. I know not everyone can do it in that order, but it is a huge help. My now-fiance is into pinball because of me and is bummed that she can't make it to Pinfest this year.

    #43 1 year ago

    She hates it.
    So I bought her a Mega-Touch.
    Now she sits at the bar playing happily, and I'm in the next room with the pins.

    #44 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    I'll use this opportunity to brag on my awesome wife. She never gives me crap about any of my hobbies and after almost 15 years of marriage we still love hanging out together.
    She is currently going through chemo for breast cancer and handling it like a champ! One of the strongest people I know.

    Sounds like a strong women. I'll keep you both in my prayers.

    #45 1 year ago
    Quoted from Coz:

    Me and my wife play pinball together almost every night. Unfortunately she seems to be better than me and holds all our top scores

    That’s depressing. I might get out of the hobby if that were the case!

    #46 1 year ago

    My wife is only happy about pinball when I sell a pin but not when I buy another one to replace the sold one.

    #47 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

    I'll use this opportunity to brag on my awesome wife. She never gives me crap about any of my hobbies and after almost 15 years of marriage we still love hanging out together.
    She is currently going through chemo for breast cancer and handling it like a champ! One of the strongest people I know.

    Sounds like you are a lucky man in finding a great partner in life, hope all is well and goes as good as it possibly can go. Oh by the way my wife is also cool with my new hobby so it seems like a lot of us are lucky to have a great wife.

    #48 1 year ago

    We are shopping around looking at homes, and one of the first things she looks at is how big the basement is, if it’s a walkout, etc...
    of course I’ll have to give up some space, she wants a skeeball machine

    #49 1 year ago

    My fiancee just bought her first pin, a rollergames.

    So nah, not all are mad.

    #50 1 year ago

    My wife, my friends wives, all hate pinball. Won’t play and think we are all dumb. They hate us buying but love us selling. My wife thinks arcade games, video games, pinball in general are childish and a waste of time and money. BUT if I got back back into car racing she would love it, haha, the ultimate money pit, so you can’t win.

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