Alright ladies and gentlemen this topic has come up from time to time, but now we can poll it.
Where does your spouse or significant other rank when it comes to the pinball scene? Feel free to poll or provide details.
I've known I was lucky to have the woman I have now even before collecting my first game. She thought it was great I wanted to get into the hobby and never having played herself, she didn't know what to expect.
Not only has she been supportive in the sense of not giving me really much grief at all about wanting this title or that NIB but she has also travelled with me on many trips (75%) to retrieve games and helps me set them up as well. Which entails a couple narrow doors and a flight of stairs to get them in or out and anyone who knows me knows I switch games all the time.
She casually plays but certainly enjoys getting her name on the board of a game. During topside tear downs she is more than willing to put in some elbow grease and clean parts or help install mods. Catalogues mods for me when I'm away to track what's come in and what hasn't. After almost 3 years in the hobby (and being a pain in the ass to get gifts for) she is buying me a new game.
I know I'm not the only one with a great spouse/girlfriend, but I truly feel lucky to have her support in this some times crazy hobby and am thankful to have her in my life in every facet.
Let's hear your experience..........