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Big Mistake

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Hey there!

I made a bit of a boo boo today and admitted to my girlfriend how many slot cars I own

It all started when she told me how much she liked a recent pictue of a Fly Viper I sent her. Big mouth went on to tell her I had ten of these (well 14 as of this afternoon
). She was somewhat surprised as she thought I only had about ten cars or so in total. She then had a look at my website and things started to click into place. Then came the quick bit of math at approx. £25 a car and..... well she has been happier.

I hope she doesn't work out how much 22 metres of track and borders cost. Oh and the figures, trees and others bits and pieces.

Now I know of at least one person who sneaks things into the house when his wife is not around and was wondering how everybody else gets around this?


Stupid, stupid, big mouthed slik.
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Funny topic.

I just plea mea culpa.

Luckily I have been self regulating the car purchases to 1 a month and doing o.k. with this policy. sure I've taken a few liberties with the defintion of "month" and "one" but not too bad. At 99 cars, it looks like alot but isn't totally over the top! (and i've been into 1:32 for about 5 years now, add gifts from the family at Christmas and birthday...).

I've also cut way back on mail order and tend to buy off the shelf. Its alot easier to sneak them into the house that way! Call it "under the radar" if you will.

Besides slots are a great family hobby. My girls like them, we've got two Fly 908s currently in the works for a Barbie and Dora the Explorer re-livery. Grandpa enjoys a lap or ten. Cousin Ben comes by more often. Time spent working on the track in the basement is usually done aside the girls who are playing in their adjacent playroom.

Besides its cheaper than Golf, easier to know where I am than say if I were in a Darts league or something, and finally ITS A HECK OF A LOT CHEAPER THAN HER FACE CREAMS, LOTIONS AND ASSORTED OTHER SPA TREATMENTS!!!!!!! (a point which she knows all too well and I reserve to use at my discretion if ever needed!)

Cheers, Ken R

(of course the 100+ HO cars (some rare and valuable) and original MIB Faller Grandstands etc tucked away deep in storage have dropped off the radar!)
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