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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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Em's pretty good about it. I wouldn't be able to sneak anything past her even if I tried- she knows what i've got and not got, though with a relatively small collection it's not too hard to spot interlopers.

she's on a couple of occasions said something along the lines of "what have you got that for? I got you a car at the weekend" or something, to which I can usually reply, "but these were on sale", or, "i'd already ordered these". though I'll admit that on occasion i've artifically adjusted the price of an item downwards- the proto-slot 908 was a case. she seemed very suprised anyone would pay 20 for just a body- good job she doesn't know how much it really cost...

But actually Em's very supportive of my hobby. as I told the story elsewhere, she was egging me on at milton keynes somewhat, pointing out all the lovely boxed fly limited editions "well rich, you do like 917s a lot, don't you? and GT40s... ooh and there's a steve mcqueen one over here maybe you should buy that one..."

she's also a lot more understanding since we made friends with this guy who also owns a smart- he has a collection of over 200 1/18th diecasts (and not the cheap ones). which makes my shelf-and-a-bit seem a bit half-hearted.
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