Quoted from ff6735:
NO ONE LIKES A QUITTER!!!
I'd also remind her you could be spending your time doing a lot worse. Hookers, Blow, Strip Clubs, Drinking all the time (not that that's a bad thing). It's something you enjoy.
Did this - it definitely had traction.
Quoted from sulakd:
start reading auto trader religiously. Copies in the bathroom, car, couch, bedroom. Buy a couple beaters to sit in the driveway. You'll work on them in the spring you tell her. Start growing out a mullet and chops. She won't last a week before begging you back onto pinside.
Did this - sort of - Got a couple of auto traders and announced that I would start restoring cars instead of modding pins. She wasn't too thrilled at the idea of an old firebird (the red dragon ala Old School - "took off the restrictor plate - it's not exactly street legal so keep it on the down-low")
So bet is off and I am back after 24 hrs. She is doesn't want my games to expand outside of my cave which tops me out at 8-9 games, but I can deal with that. In fact, it keeps me engaged as I am always looking for the next game to freshen up the collection. So celebrating my return to pinside by ordering a NIB Metallica Monsters Premium...
So what I figured out was that Pinside / Tilt Forum are a big part of the fun of this hobby to me.
Glad to be back.