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By Toucanf16

5 months ago



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    “What’s your wife:significant otger’s reaction when you get a new pin?”

    • Rolling eyes 71 votes
      46%
    • Helps pick out pin 42 votes
      27%
    • Actively engages in the hunt 14 votes
      9%
    • Withholds favors 5 votes
      3%
    • Demands vacation/clothing/jewelry in exchange 12 votes
      8%
    • Puts foot down/says “No” 10 votes
      6%

    (Multiple choice - 154 votes by 141 Pinsiders)

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    #1 5 months ago

    My wife’s reaction when I start talking about a new pin is just a rolling of her eyes. Once I eventually get the new game delivered and set up shes indifferent. She doesn’t particularly care for the pinball, but she loves the social aspect of it; people to come over and play that she can entertain and feed!

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    #2 5 months ago

    None of the above. I just kind of do what I want.

    #3 5 months ago

    Mine retaliates by buying new stuff of her own.

    Then again, she was probably going to do that anyway.

    #4 5 months ago

    I get a few eye rolls, but also some encouragement to change things around if I want to - even if she isn't really interested in playing most of them.

    I have been told I'm not allowed to sell Tron LE, but that one wouldn't be going anywhere regardless!

    #5 5 months ago

    Same here. Eye rolls and indifference. Won’t even come down to check a new one out anymore. But, as long as they stay in the basement we’re cool.

    LOL at feeding my friends though haha. That’s definitely not gonna ever happen

    #6 5 months ago

    Mine helps pick out the next pin. She's a keeper!!

    #7 5 months ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    My wife’s reaction when I start talking about a new pin is just a rolling of her eyes. Once I eventually get the new game delivered and set up shes indifferent. She doesn’t particularly care for the pinball, but she loves the social aspect of it; people to come over and play that she can entertain and feed!

    Great thread, good poll options
    accurate to say the least,

    My ex was happy that I sold my Unopened NIB BiBLE to buy her a car

    1 of my greatest regrets,

    My new girl is supporting my addiction all the way, there's some crazy coin tied up in those bad boys !

    With 39 machines, I bet you dipped out a few favorable nights eh

    Looking forward to some entertaining responses !

    #8 5 months ago

    My wife rolls her eyes and then says where you going to put it, no room left. She has no idea I can get two more in if I rearrange things a little.

    #9 5 months ago
    Quoted from GorillaBiscuits:...LOL at feeding my friends though haha. That’s definitely not gonna ever happen

    My wife thrives on social activity; always remembers names/faces/first born etc. She doesn’t play much, but is always near the action; the consummate ‘life of the party’.

    #10 5 months ago
    Quoted from TheHueManatee:

    Mine helps pick out the next pin. She's a keeper!!

    Lucky man!

    #11 5 months ago

    Aside from a deep sigh, and a "Where are you going to put THIS one??" Another famous line of hers is "So, which one are going to sell then?"

    #12 5 months ago
    Quoted from mbaumle:

    Aside from a deep sigh, and a "Where are you going to put THIS one??" Another famous line of hers is "So, which one are going to sell then?"

    This

    #13 5 months ago

    I just tell mine how it is, and that’s that. Wait, what? I guess I have to go guys....

    #14 5 months ago

    My ex would always say "geeeez, how many do you need?" Then she would always help me set the pin up and play it with me.

    #15 5 months ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    None of the above. I just kind of do what I want.

    Exactly!!

    #16 5 months ago
    Quoted from tamoore:

    None of the above. I just kind of do what I want.

    You da man!

    #17 5 months ago

    I started this hobby this year. I bought three EMs since Feb. None of them work. The first one is almost done, maybe. I'm glad that there's someone sane in the house to stop my hoarding.

    #18 5 months ago

    Normally asks where it's at because she enjoys going on road trips to pick them up.

    #19 5 months ago

    Sometimes my wife will do a bunch of these at once!

    Rolls her eyes, says no, withholds intimacy, then buys herself something.

    Sometimes she can repeat this, by just looking at the row of games, even
    without a new game coming in....

    #20 5 months ago

    My husband doesn't care, he likes to play them but doesn't get actively involved in the wheeling and dealing. He just plays them and I get to do what I want. I do think he would like the hobbit back though

    #21 5 months ago

    My girlfriend finds more good deals on games than I do lol

    #22 5 months ago

    You can say that again! This was our wedding cake...it was all her idea.

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    #23 5 months ago

    I don't feel that way. I kind of wish Mrs. tamoore would engage more about stuff like this. But she just doesn't really care what I do.....

    #24 5 months ago

    Not married but my teenage daughter likes to give me a hard time. She is not into pinball or the scene one bit. Never plays and gives me that look if I say anything about pinball. Funny thing is that she can name all my games and enjoys telling her friends about them because all the other kids think it's cool we have pins.

    #25 5 months ago

    None of the above. She is generally supportive but also not really interested.

    #26 5 months ago

    My wife is into pinball, she got us started in the hobby.

    #27 5 months ago

    Depends on if it's a game she likes or not. Natch.

    #28 5 months ago

    No objections

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    #29 5 months ago
    Quoted from jwilson:

    None of the above. She is generally supportive but also not really interested.

    Same here. Sees it makes me happy though, so is cool with it. Did make a comment the other day about putting them in the garage and her not being able to park there. Still got plenty of room on the "pinball room" if I get rid of a couch. Then I'll just need to move a wall to steal some garage space. To think I would keep them in the garage, ha!

    #30 5 months ago

    My wife generally goes along with it. She wants a nice No Fear for the herd. She usually goes with me to buy pins and I got her to go to expo this year. Most I hear is "where is it going?" or "what are we selling?".

    #31 5 months ago

    Conversation? That's not going to happen. Do your own thing and I will do mine.

    #32 5 months ago

    "I'll go make a drink, let's play that one first".

    #33 5 months ago

    I have no wife.

    So I don't have to worry about what she thinks.

    I don't even feel sorry for those that do. In fact I think it's kind of funny.

    #34 5 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I have no wife.
    So I don't have to worry about what she thinks.
    I don't even feel sorry for those that do. In fact I think it's kind of funny.

    o-din , you’re living the dream!

    #35 5 months ago

    That's what I keep telling myself every time one of these threads pops up.

    Keep up the good work men!

    #36 5 months ago
    Quoted from jwilson:

    None of the above. She is generally supportive but also not really interested.

    Same, as long as our budget looks good and it doesn't sit in the middle of the living room she is generally happy for me because she knows how much I enjoy it. She will play them and enjoys them but I'm sure could just as easily live without them.

    #37 5 months ago
    Quoted from Toucanf16:

    My wife’s reaction when I start talking about a new pin is just a rolling of her eyes. Once I eventually get the new game delivered and set up shes indifferent. She doesn’t particularly care for the pinball, but she loves the social aspect of it; people to come over and play that she can entertain and feed!

    Count your blessings that she enjoys the social aspect of it. Would love of it my wife could at least do that. She hates all of it. Lol. However, you see how much influence that has on my purchasing.

    #38 5 months ago

    My wife & I go to most pinball shows within driving distance. Fortunately for me, she has always loved pinball - even when we were dating 30+ years ago, going to arcades. We play in a pinball league together. We seem to like the same pins for the most part, discuss what we like and don't like, then she usually tells someone at one of the shows what our next pin will be for me to overhear. (I tend to try to steer her in the right direction though. ) Then we hunt for one and buy one. Sometimes if I find a good deal on one that we like, I will show her the ad and then she either gives me a thumbs up or a thumbs down. NASCAR is probably the only one that she rolled her eyes at - but she still plays it to try to learn the rules. For the past 2 years we buy a pin for Christmas as a gift for each other - this might be our 3rd year for that with JJPOTC if we can save a little more.

    #39 5 months ago

    kingbw , your another lucky guy. Sounds like you two work well together.

    #40 5 months ago

    When I logged on and saw this title, I was hoping to get a pool started on how long before o-din chimed in about living the untethered dream!! Unfortunately 11 hours is way too long...

    #41 5 months ago
    Quoted from sethi_i:

    When I logged on and saw this title, I was hoping to get a pool started on how long before o-din chimed in about living the untethered dream!! Unfortunately 11 hours is way too long..

    I've been learning from watching monkey gifs and videos how to take care of myself.

    #42 5 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I've been learning from watching monkey gifs and videos how to take care of myself.

    I gotta tell you though...you do keep this place interesting! Keep up the good work.

    #43 5 months ago

    I love these wife posts.

    #44 5 months ago
    Quoted from KingBW:

    My wife & I go to most pinball shows within driving distance. Fortunately for me, she has always loved pinball - even when we were dating 30+ years ago, going to arcades. We play in a pinball league together. We seem to like the same pins for the most part, discuss what we like and don't like, then she usually tells someone at one of the shows what our next pin will be

    The wifey laughed out loud as I read this to her.... I could not have not written this any better also about US... 30 plus years for us. And going strong,,, Great laughs and ditto on the great wives guys.. NT

    #45 5 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I don't even feel sorry for those that do. In fact I think it's kind of funny.

    find the right one to match up with you, and it could not be better.

    My wife and I are a great team! She loves playing pinball, hunting for them, working on them; everything!
    She really is an amazing women and has embraced the hobby right alongside of me.

    The only danger is you both tend to have one foot on the gas which leads to more pinball then you ever have room for, lol.

    I feel fortunate every day to be with her and always hope for other pinheads to find a woman as smart, attractive, engaging, and supportive of hobbies as she is.

    #46 5 months ago

    you forgot the "she doesn't give a shit" poll option.

    #47 5 months ago
    Quoted from jwilson:

    None of the above. She is generally supportive but also not really interested.

    I met my wife because of a pinball machine, F-14 to be exact, and for the first several years she was rally into it, went with me to auctions, roadtrips to shows, even helped me clean playfields etc. However she never had the kind of obsession for it that I do, and eventually she dropped away from it entirely, but has always been supportive, and more importantly tolerant of all the time I spend on it, which is A LOT!!

    Best illustration I can give of how great she has been, is she didn't say a negative word when I decided to take the money from a property that we sold, take out a LOC against our house, and buy a building to house my collection, pretty special I think!!

    #48 5 months ago
    Quoted from dgpinball:

    Best illustration I can give of how great she has been, is she didn't say a negative word when I decided to take the money from a property that we sold, take out a LOC against our house, and buy a building to house my collection, pretty special I think!!

    A building on the same lot as your house? I've thought about buying an old building in a small town and put my most of my collection there, but will probably settle on a dedicated mancave behind the house.

    #49 5 months ago

    Me: This is one I’ve wanted forever, since childhood..

    Wife: You have litterally never mentioned it.

    #50 5 months ago

    Well....

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    Think the pictures speak for themselves. I'm very lucky : ).

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