Ugg Boot Fiasco!!

exhibit a or b No baking today but a question……… do you have a husband, friend or relative that just can’t bring themselves to say goodbye to a dilapidated item, an example being exhibit A in the above photograph? I have a husband who was so attached to his 10 year old uggboots that I decided it was time for some drastic or should I say dramatic disposals! I wasn’t 100% sure how to go about it but with a little encouragement from some Zamamabakes readers I found a way, eventually!! For those of you who follow my page on FB you will be quite familiar with the post I had up recently. For those who avoid the social media world here is what you missed. MY FB POST was this: Thought I’d kick off this Friday morning with a question (at the risk of getting myself in a little hot water)…. You will notice Exhibit A & B  below (now the picture above) both owned by a person residing in this house with feet larger than mine (I won’t mention names) but……..Exhibit A is well passed its use by date (we’re talking 10 years here) and that certain someone won’t part with them (I’m surprised they haven’t grown limbs!). If you were me would you just throw exhibit A away, is that a wife’s privilege? Let me also mention exhibit B still Brand new have been with us for over 1 year and haven’t been worn!!! Is this normal behaviour??? AND THIS WAS THE ADVICE I RECEIVED….. Just a word of warning…. if you dispose of exhibit A make sure it is in a manner that they will never show up again. !!! That’s what zapuppydog is for! Can you get rid of “A” and blame the dog? Give them to the dog!!! My hubby has had his for 14yrs & will not part with them Yeh I would hide A for a while that way if he gets really upset u can just say “just tricking” Hide A for a while until he gets used to B You can’t throw them out, shame him into throwing them out. Then he can’t blame you! That is hilarious!!
But yes my step father does the same, and yes my mum throws them out!! Much to his disgust of course! Good luck I’d give them to Zapuppy with some treats in them. hahaha.. We have a hat like that in our house… it is disgusting and moldy and torn, but apparently cool and comfortable! Very tempted to throw away but too scared of consequences! For a man, yes, that is totally normal behavior! I would be EXTREMELY wary of just disposing of Exhibit A. Men take these things VERY seriously. May the force be with you….. Yes they get attached to them I just threw my hubby’s out in council cleanup. Does it really matter so long as he is happy. SO……… Taking all this great advice on board, I hatched a little plan in my head (not knowing quite what was ahead of me) but I decided to take a little risk, gamble, a chance…to make the old ‘exhibit A’ uggboots disappear (more or less)!! I decided to go with the option of relocating exhibit A to a position in the house where I knew they would remain safely hidden (the sideboard cupboard right outside our bedroom) so near but as it would eventually seem to Zadada soooooooo far away!   in hiding And so the door was closed and ‘exhibit A’ were hidden, I was ready to test the waters of my wifely limits!! look closely The new uggboots ‘exhibit B’ were strategically  placed in the exact position of where ‘exhibit A’ had resided (on the floor of Zadada’s side of the bed). I then went about the rest of my day, a few hours passing before Zadada’s arrival home from work which incorporated my regular trip to town for some afterschool activities. This was where the plot of the plan really thickened. You see it just so happened to be our allocated week for the home council clean up and as I drove out the driveway I knew what I was going to tell Zadada when he asked me the where abouts his beloved taped up bits of fluff? Zadada arrived home happy and content as always until he finished his shower and went to his usual spot to slip into his taped up bits of fluff…. From the bedroom I heard him call out to me ‘where are my Uggboots?’. I responded with ‘where they usually are’, he said ‘hahaha, very funny Macca (a nickname he calls me), you know what I mean’, with a slight smirk I explained with the council clean up occurring I thought now was as good a time as any to be out with the old and on with the new!! He took the news quite well so I went on to tell another little white lie (a girl has to take every opportunity she can), I explained how half of our trash pile we had, had sitting out the front of the house for council clean up was taken that day by someone who obviously saw it as treasure (that bit is very true!! However I continued to ‘white lie’ that the discovered treasure (our trash) had also included the beloved bits of taped up fluff (you all know where I really put them). It was the best way I could think of testing out how he was going to react if and when I really did throw them. Zadada’s reaction was one I had not quite expected, he said ‘really, you mean to tell me that some poor Joe Blow has come along and taken those old uggboots of mine’, my response with a big grin was ‘Yes’, and he said ‘well at least I know they went to a good home’ (oh my goodness he was actually serious!!), it took a fair bit of composure not to roll around the ground laughing I mean he was treating this situation as though we had relocated a living family pet, remember we are talking old uggboots!!! Zadada did go on to question my actions and the explanation I had given with a few more ‘really?’ comments, I had answered each time with a simple ‘yes’…. Perhaps this is when I should have told the complete truth but I felt if I had done this those daggy, old, dilapidated looking bits of fluff would be back in sight quicker than I could blink, so the white lie continued. It was 24 hours later at my parents house when I finally fessed up an explained the uggboots had not been rescued by some Joe blow, that they were still safely hidden at home, this was when the reaction of slight crankiness was displayed. Zadada was more concerned about the WHITE LIE/S I had told him regarding the location and new owner of the old Uggboots, I mean really??? I was really proud of my white lie (it’s not very often I get to pull the wool over Zadada’s eyes!), even finding it funny, apparently he was not amused at this point and he proceeded to tell me that a lie is a lie and we had a stupid argument about it, I may have even shed a tear (I’ll go with hormones for that one). Everything is fine now and we have kind of laughed about it, KIND OF ……. over to you now What do you classify as a white lie??? Do you think I overstepped the mark or would you have done the same? Can you believe a pair of old uggboots would create such a fiasco? I will let you in on a little secret. Guess what I finally did today? Put those bloody old Uggboots in the actual garbage bin!! GONE…… The great news is the new uggboots are being used!! In hindsight would I do it all again? You betcha I just wouldn’t drag that white lie out quite soooooo long. I guess the moral to this story is quit while your ahead within 12 hours? Got anything you’re going to discretely get rid of at your house? I’d love to hear about it.  Just remember the wise words from one of my gorgeous readers ‘Men take these things seriously and may the force be with you!’. Until the next time which will be a recipe post involving Beef Cheeks………. Zamamabakes

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exhibit a or b No baking today but a question……… do you have a husband, friend or relative that just can’t bring themselves to say goodbye to a dilapidated item, an example being exhibit A in the above photograph? I have a husband who was so attached to his 10 year old uggboots that I decided it was time for some drastic or should I say dramatic disposals! I wasn’t 100% sure how to go about it but with a little encouragement from some Zamamabakes readers I found a way, eventually!! For those of you who follow my page on FB you will be quite familiar with the post I had up recently. For those who avoid the social media world here is what you missed. MY FB POST was this: Thought I’d kick off this Friday morning with a question (at the risk of getting myself in a little hot water)…. You will notice Exhibit A & B  below (now the picture above) both owned by a person residing in this house with feet larger than mine (I won’t mention names) but……..Exhibit A is well passed its use by date (we’re talking 10 years here) and that certain someone won’t part with them (I’m surprised they haven’t grown limbs!). If you were me would you just throw exhibit A away, is that a wife’s privilege? Let me also mention exhibit B still Brand new have been with us for over 1 year and haven’t been worn!!! Is this normal behaviour??? AND THIS WAS THE ADVICE I RECEIVED….. Just a word of warning…. if you dispose of exhibit A make sure it is in a manner that they will never show up again. !!! That’s what zapuppydog is for! Can you get rid of “A” and blame the dog? Give them to the dog!!! My hubby has had his for 14yrs & will not part with them Yeh I would hide A for a while that way if he gets really upset u can just say “just tricking” Hide A for a while until he gets used to B You can’t throw them out, shame him into throwing them out. Then he can’t blame you! That is hilarious!!
But yes my step father does the same, and yes my mum throws them out!! Much to his disgust of course! Good luck I’d give them to Zapuppy with some treats in them. hahaha.. We have a hat like that in our house… it is disgusting and moldy and torn, but apparently cool and comfortable! Very tempted to throw away but too scared of consequences! For a man, yes, that is totally normal behavior! I would be EXTREMELY wary of just disposing of Exhibit A. Men take these things VERY seriously. May the force be with you….. Yes they get attached to them I just threw my hubby’s out in council cleanup. Does it really matter so long as he is happy. SO……… Taking all this great advice on board, I hatched a little plan in my head (not knowing quite what was ahead of me) but I decided to take a little risk, gamble, a chance…to make the old ‘exhibit A’ uggboots disappear (more or less)!! I decided to go with the option of relocating exhibit A to a position in the house where I knew they would remain safely hidden (the sideboard cupboard right outside our bedroom) so near but as it would eventually seem to Zadada soooooooo far away!   in hiding And so the door was closed and ‘exhibit A’ were hidden, I was ready to test the waters of my wifely limits!! look closely The new uggboots ‘exhibit B’ were strategically  placed in the exact position of where ‘exhibit A’ had resided (on the floor of Zadada’s side of the bed). I then went about the rest of my day, a few hours passing before Zadada’s arrival home from work which incorporated my regular trip to town for some afterschool activities. This was where the plot of the plan really thickened. You see it just so happened to be our allocated week for the home council clean up and as I drove out the driveway I knew what I was going to tell Zadada when he asked me the where abouts his beloved taped up bits of fluff? Zadada arrived home happy and content as always until he finished his shower and went to his usual spot to slip into his taped up bits of fluff…. From the bedroom I heard him call out to me ‘where are my Uggboots?’. I responded with ‘where they usually are’, he said ‘hahaha, very funny Macca (a nickname he calls me), you know what I mean’, with a slight smirk I explained with the council clean up occurring I thought now was as good a time as any to be out with the old and on with the new!! He took the news quite well so I went on to tell another little white lie (a girl has to take every opportunity she can), I explained how half of our trash pile we had, had sitting out the front of the house for council clean up was taken that day by someone who obviously saw it as treasure (that bit is very true!! However I continued to ‘white lie’ that the discovered treasure (our trash) had also included the beloved bits of taped up fluff (you all know where I really put them). It was the best way I could think of testing out how he was going to react if and when I really did throw them. Zadada’s reaction was one I had not quite expected, he said ‘really, you mean to tell me that some poor Joe Blow has come along and taken those old uggboots of mine’, my response with a big grin was ‘Yes’, and he said ‘well at least I know they went to a good home’ (oh my goodness he was actually serious!!), it took a fair bit of composure not to roll around the ground laughing I mean he was treating this situation as though we had relocated a living family pet, remember we are talking old uggboots!!! Zadada did go on to question my actions and the explanation I had given with a few more ‘really?’ comments, I had answered each time with a simple ‘yes’…. Perhaps this is when I should have told the complete truth but I felt if I had done this those daggy, old, dilapidated looking bits of fluff would be back in sight quicker than I could blink, so the white lie continued. It was 24 hours later at my parents house when I finally fessed up an explained the uggboots had not been rescued by some Joe blow, that they were still safely hidden at home, this was when the reaction of slight crankiness was displayed. Zadada was more concerned about the WHITE LIE/S I had told him regarding the location and new owner of the old Uggboots, I mean really??? I was really proud of my white lie (it’s not very often I get to pull the wool over Zadada’s eyes!), even finding it funny, apparently he was not amused at this point and he proceeded to tell me that a lie is a lie and we had a stupid argument about it, I may have even shed a tear (I’ll go with hormones for that one). Everything is fine now and we have kind of laughed about it, KIND OF ……. over to you now What do you classify as a white lie??? Do you think I overstepped the mark or would you have done the same? Can you believe a pair of old uggboots would create such a fiasco? I will let you in on a little secret. Guess what I finally did today? Put those bloody old Uggboots in the actual garbage bin!! GONE…… The great news is the new uggboots are being used!! In hindsight would I do it all again? You betcha I just wouldn’t drag that white lie out quite soooooo long. I guess the moral to this story is quit while your ahead within 12 hours? Got anything you’re going to discretely get rid of at your house? I’d love to hear about it.  Just remember the wise words from one of my gorgeous readers ‘Men take these things seriously and may the force be with you!’. Until the next time which will be a recipe post involving Beef Cheeks………. Zamamabakes

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