husband almost cried

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mstang67chic, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I've only seen him do this twice over something good. Once when I bought him an air compressor for Christmas and tonight.

    A friend of ours works for a company that, among other things, makes some really kick arse gas grills. A few years ago, we got an $800 grill for $250. It's a 3 burner, stainless steel, big heavy lid, temp guage....very nice. The company was recently bought out because of bankruptcy and is closing very soon. Our grill needs new sear plates so husband asked our buddy R if he could get some before the plant closed. It wasn't a problem and last Thursday, R calls husband and asks him to swing by after work because he had the parts. husband gets there and there's a new 3 burner grill in the back of R's truck. THAT was the source of the parts we need. The whole thing! Three burners, side burner, marinade station with cutting board........very nice. So R brings it over Sunday but calls us today. He wasn't supposed to take that one and needs to pick it up so he can take it back. Not a problem, we weren't expecting it anyway. R thinks though, that he can get another one that's still boxed up and should be relatively the same thing. He brings it over tonight (VERY large box by the way) and as husband is helping him unstrap this box he catches site of the label. It's a FIVE burner WITH rotissery and still has the side burner, marinade station and even has an LCD light that hooks on the back.

    I swear the man's voice quivered and his eyes got all misty. Funny thing is, the monster isn't assembled and husband plans to do it himself. :rofl: It takes R 4-5 hours to assemble one and he's an engineer! I have a sneaking suspicion that Wednesday will prove to be verrry entertaining!
  2. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    :bbq::rofl: He may end up crying again?

    Better call a few of his buddies to come help? Or would that make it worse?
  3. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I'm thinking I'll be settled in at a safe distance with the camera just in case.
    :picture: :stalker:
  4. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Sounds like a great grill! I would so not want to put it together-and I know I would be crying!
  5. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Men and their

    Tony just got a cheapie gas grill from the boys for Fathers day and I thought he was going to cry too.
  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    So what time is the barbeque and what do you want me to bring... a fork?
  7. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    *Snort* I'm not counting on using the grill anytime soon! LOL
  8. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    LOL. I was about to say the same thing about him crying again--for a diff reason. :)
    I bet he has it finished by the end of summer, though! :)
    Neat story.
  9. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    5 burners, you say? With side burner? Gosh, I'm sorta choked up myself. Not quite "Old Yeller" choked up, but -- 5 burners? Sniff...