need HELP, not ML related, but DH related

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Registered: 05-04-2006
need HELP, not ML related, but DH related
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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 3:18pm

DH bought me an e-reader a week or so ago.

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Registered: 09-16-2004
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 3:23pm

Sounds simple to me.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-04-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 3:25pm
It's not that simple, he's going to spend the whole night telling me why I want an ipad and how much better it is, etc etc etc
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Registered: 12-05-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 3:37pm

First, you're at work so I assume you earn money at this job?

Second, you don't want a parent-child relationship.

So take YOUR money that YOU earn, go buy yourself an e-reader on the way home, and let him buy what ever he wants for himself.

However, thank him profusely for buying 'you' an internet enabled ipad LOL

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Registered: 05-04-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 3:43pm
LOLOL. You make an excellent point. Our money all goes into the "community account" and he handles all our bills, etc. But still if I want an ereader, I can have one. I do get itchy at the price of that damn ipad though. It seems so expensive and for WHAT? I just don't think it is worth it. But I am not going to take back MY ereader to defuse the cost of the ipad that HE wants. NO way!
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Registered: 12-05-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 4:16pm

For most people, the ipad is 90% toy and 10% 'real' functionality. I borrowed my sister's for a couple of weeks and found the navigation application useful but I'm not the kind of person that checks his email more than once a day either.

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Registered: 05-04-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 4:20pm
He sits in front of his computer all day long, pretty much. I don't see that the ipad will do anything that he cannot do right now with his computer, it's just a new toy that other people have, and he thinks he needs one too. Does it do anything that a computer can't do? I guess it could take the place of the new laptop he's been wanting.....
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Registered: 12-05-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 4:32pm

It's more compact and lightweight (for the screen size/resolution) than a lap-top and therefore more convenient in certain applications. For instance, I took my sister's on a plane ride

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Registered: 05-04-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 4:36pm
Yes, and since he is a photographer, I imagine that looking at photos on screen would be good too. I think it is okay if he wants to get one, but my ereader is NOT going back.

Sound fair to you, oh emperor of equity?
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Registered: 12-05-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 5:03pm

Yes, more than fair and careful with those hierarchal terms, you know they turn me on LOL

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Registered: 05-04-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 5:05pm
>>careful with those hierarchal terms, you know they turn me on<<

Oh puhleez, what DOESN'T turn you on?? Seriously, I thought for a while about whether or not to put the title in there, but I think you've earned it, and I meant it with love, so I figured what the heck!

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