Gratuity Not Included

The single panel ‘toons continue this week, as I catch up from the past weekend’s festivities.

How do you justify your “not absolutely necessary” hardware purchases to your spouse? Sound off in the comments below! (I need some ideas) ;)


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  • Dave AronsonReply
    October 13, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Actually… I don’t. I had heard that arguing over money was one of the main causes of marital strife. So, we set up our finances so that we each have our own spending money. We contribute the same percentage of our gross incomes to our joint expenses (including vacations together, dinner out, etc.), and keep the rest. So if I want to buy a $3,000 computer, fine, it’s my own money, and if she wants to buy a $3,000 necklace, fine, it’s her own money.

  • ScottReply
    October 13, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Honey, would you be caught dead in last season’s shoes or clothes? Well, my laptop is soooo last year!

  • Theala SildorianReply
    October 13, 2010 at 9:12 am

    No longer married :)

    And my cat has raised no objections :D

  • AdamReply
    October 13, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I lie about how much stuff cost. “It was a great bargain only £20!” when it was 3 times that plus shipping. Eventually I believe the lie and never read my bank statements.

  • TimReply
    October 13, 2010 at 10:22 am

    “‘Tis better to beg forgiveness than ask permission.” – Author Unknown

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