Broken Promises

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Important safety tip: When you and your fiancee agree not to get any holiday gifts for each other this year because you're so overwhelmed with other things and it would make you both happier to not have to worry about it, she will neither keep her end of the bargain nor expect you to keep yours.

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I might add to that, and thou shalt not blog about it, but that's just me. I'm married, after all.

Damn Pete! You need to learn when to not take people at their word.

IT IS NEVER, EVER TOO LATE TO MAKE IT UP...HOWEVER, IT MUST BE BIGGER AND BETTER. PLUS NEVER TAKE THAT DEAL SERIOUSLY AGAIN. DAD TOLD ME HE WASN'T GETTING ME ANY CHANUKAH PRESENTS THIS YEAR, BUT I DIDNT BELIEVE HIM. WELL, HE DID NOT GET ANYTHING. BOY DID HE SUFFER!!!! I SPEND LIKE CRAZY IN SOUTH AMERICA AND TOLD HIM EACH TIME "THANK YOU" FOR MY WONDERFUL PRESENTS!!!! LOVE MOM

Wow. There are actually people who spend their partner's money that way and who believe it is necessary to "make it up" when the other party broke and agreement? I thought those just happened in soap operas.

The "let's not get each other anything" didn't work for us again this year. I caved and bought her a new mp3 player. Then I "let it slip" that I caved, which earned me Guitar Hero 2 (woo!) and a Barnes and Noble gift certificate.

Maybe we'll try again next year.

I gotta say, if I enter into a pact, then I take it seriously.

On the subject of "deals people don't really mean when they make them"... one of my pet peeves is when I make a friendly bet with someone and then lose, and go to pay up, and the other person says "Oh, that's OK, don't bother." I get annoyed, because implied in that statement is "...and if YOU had won, I wouldn't have expected you to try to collect either."

I used to host an annual Oscar party with the standard betting pool, $5 buy-in, etc. One of my friends won two years in a row - like $150 each time. So, a couple of years later, I didn't have the party but she and I decided to get together on Oscar night, and we had a pool of two people - a grand total of $10, or a net of $5 to the winner. Well, I won, and she has never paid me. Harrumph!

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