Post # 1
So my fiance and I just moved into our new home 2 months ago. With all of the bills and furniture we have bought we’ve been keeping a close eye on our finances. We are also, of course, planning our February wedding. He’s been looking to buy a billiards table to quite some time now. We have a finished basement and its completely empty! The other day he came home and showed me these brochures for a pool table store he went to right by his job and showed me exactly which one he wanted and so on. He was so pationate about it and I could see it in his eyes how badly he wanted it so the next day I went and ventured out and found this billiards store and bought the pool table for him. I just moved to Ontario Canada from New Jersey and I have enough anxiety issues as it is but I festured up the confidence and went. Funny enough, as I was driving I realized I was passing him job and saw the building he was working in. That was weird! Anyway, I bought the table for him and it is going to be installed tomorrow morning at 10:30am. This morning as my fiance was going to work he was asking where the billiards brochures were, I hid them so he wouldnt think about it, I gave him the brochures and he said he wants me to meet him at the billiards store tomorrow after he gets out of work. So i have to drive there again.
They have a special Labor day sale that was taking $1,000 off the of the table and I asked when that was over, he said Friday. I said well lets wait until friday to go see it and make our final decision. He then asked why friday?! Lets just go thursday(Tomorrow). I was about 2 seconds from telling him “I BOUGHT YOU THE TABLE!!!!!!!” But I kept cool but he knew something was up, I was acting weird. I’m not good at bluffing at all! I think I have to call the store and tell him to expect him and to tell him something bogus like “Our inventory is out and the sale is over” kind of thing, ya know? I also got this vibe from him that he thinks I dont want him to buy the pool table. I was trying SO HARD to change the subject. I have all of my wedding stuff on the coffee table and I was trying to say how I need a better place to put my things. He then stormed off to work. :O(
I know how excited he will be when he sees it tomorrow that I have set up a master plan to even record his reaction to show his parents and my parents! Maybe if I agree today to go tomorrow to the billiards room but then tomorrow I play CRAZY sick? Like I need him to come home ASAP Im throwing up and not feeling well?!?! I also plan on giving him a card when he walks in from work tomorrow that says how deserving he is of the amazing things life has to offer.
I have a lump some of money set aside for us to renovate our kitchen, because its just not my style and the fuctionality is just not there. I took money from that fund to buy him this table and I plan on making that money back when I finally find a job in Canada after the wedding is over and I dont have to travel so much!
Post # 3
I don’t see how you blew it, you didn’t spill the beans, right?? Don’t go overboard playing sick, just get some beer he likes, go home and pick one of his favorite movies and say you want a really comfy night in. If he wants to go to store, say let’s go tomorrow, you’re just tired and want to cuddle. If he keeps it up then finally tell him you didn’t want to ruin the surprise but you had bought him the table, or jump on him and have whopee as a distraction. He’ll be happy either way.
Post # 4
@MissBabeski: LOL The word whopee always cracks me up!!!! I did not spill the beans but I know that he knew that something was up! The place is like a block from his job so I would have to meet him there via GPS. I have to convince him that I cant meet him there tomorrow. He has to make his ass HOME! lol! Getting beer is a GREAT idea though! I LOVE that! I cant believe I didnt think of that myself! LOL!
Post # 7
Tell him that he ruined the “surprise” , that you were planning cooking a special meal and having a “datenight” in- just the two of you time. That way it explains why you were acting weird, and then he feels bad for ruining the special meal. Youll get him home, and then be able to say SURPRIIISSEEEEEE no dinner for you…. something better!!
Post # 8
@graygodess20: THATS a GENIUS idea!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m going to email him now explaining my weird behavior this morning! ahhh!!! 🙂
Post # 9
Maybe I’m reading wrong-but he wants to go tomorrow and it will be installed tomorrow? So will it already be there by the time he gets off work and wants to go?
Post # 10
@OtterHalf: It’s being installed tomorrow morning at 10:30 , while he is at work. He now wants me to meet him at the billiards place after he gets out of work at 5:00. He has no idea I bought him this billiards table. I have to convince him that we cant go get the table tomorrow. (basically lie) I’ve never lied to him so I know he knew something was up!!!
Post # 11
@Lepidoptera: Make sure to tell us how it went!
Post # 14
Update & double check with the store if you can still get the $1000 off!
Post # 15
Well this one is going to make everyone laugh! lol! Sooo the day before I was going to have the people install the pool table was the second to last day they were running their $1,000 off special. My fiance was texing and emailing me to send me their number and information to call to verify that the next day was the last day. I called the store in advance to tell them I had already bought the table and that we would be coming and to play along… Well, it got to a point where my Fiance called me from working asking for their number, I gave it to him and he said he would call him immediately. I, then rushed to call the store before he did and explained to the woman that she needs to lie to him and tell him the promotion is over and inventory is out!!! By the time I got my story done she said” I have someone else on the other line, hold one minute” I then screamed “THATS HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” I waited and 2 minutes later she clicks back and goes. “that was him! I told him the promotion is over and inventory is out” I then said thank god! I get an email 2 seconds later from Lui saying “Can you send me the extension number to the owner on the business card? The secretary told me the promotion is over and I dont believe her. I dont think she knows what im talking about.” He then text me to send him number and I played dumb, of course! I immediately screamed out OH MY FREAKING G*D Are you kidding me!?!?!?!?!?!?! Then this happened lol
Btw “Cici” is pronounced CHEE-CHEE. Its short for his italian last name! :O)
He then called me 2 seconds later laughing so hard he couldnt catch his breath. He was in total shock and thats what I wanted but I wanted a recorded reaction!!!!! LOL Oh well! He then went on to tell me how frustrating I was not telling him the number. lol He told his co workers and they were like omg Lui you killed your surprise and then said how awesome of a fiance I am. 🙂 Loved that! Later on in the day I was running some errands and wanted to know if he needed anything from the bank… this was his texts…
Sometimes that all you need in life! Reassurance! Im one lucky chick and he of course is one lucky man! ;O)