- Dec 4, 2004
I can beat that one. Thirty years ago I was living with a woman who really wanted to get married but I didn't want to. On Jul 30, 1993, I became the first person in the US to own the new Leica Geovid (I even wrote a letter to Jim Cabela who assured me I would get the first one and yes, he would honor the money-back guarantee). I told the UPS guy (lived in a small town back then) that when it came, to go in my back door, which was unlocked, put it there, and lock the door.So I was at cabelas one time and I was actually there for a scope (possible) but more importantly their vacuum sealers were on sale and I walked by the gun counter where a friend was working and I casually said.... so you still have that Savage ultralight in 6.5x284??? The gun manager goes "I'll give you 15% off on it!" (Because it has an 18 or 19" barrel its not great performance but it's a nice walking gun). Sold I said.
So I get home and bring the vacuum sealer in and the wife asked So did you buy a scope yep. Its still out in the car. Hands were full carrying the vacuum sealer in. Oh cool. Ok goodnight.... and off she goes to bed. Well a couple of hours later I go out to the garage and start bringing in the rifle (in the box) well lo and behold here's the wife getting up to go to the washroom just as I am walking down the stairs to the basement. That's an AWFULLY big box for a scope.... you looking for deer on the moon are you????
I went home for lunch. Box was there; GF was not. Took out the Geovid and started ranging. It was mind boggling for a guy who had been using custom stadia wires and even modified an old Ranging 1000 monocular coincidence rangefinder. I took the rest of the day off and ranged some cows and stuff. Came home, locked the Geovid in safe, and hopped in the shower.
GF comes home and asks me how my day went. "Fine," I said, "How was yours?"
"It was good, she said, the said, "How are the binoculars?"
"Good," I said "Why?"
"Because Cabelas kept calling this morning wondering whether they had been delivered. I finally asked, 'What is the big deal about a binocular?'" She continued. "The woman from Cabelas said these are very expensive. I asked, 'How expensive can they be?' She said, 'Fortysix hundred dollars."
Then she lifted up her left hand with her palm facing toward her and screamed, "Four thousand six hundred dollars!! Where is my f&*#ing ring?"