Conversation between New Wife and her husband:
NW: You remembered that we’re going to [male friend’s] birthday party tonight?
Me: Uh huh.
NW: What are you going to get him for his birthday present?
Me: A decent pocket knife.
NW: Oh come on.
NW: He probably doesn’t need another one.
Me: Of course he does. No man ever has enough knives.
NW: But I’m sure he has lots already.
Me: How many knives do you think I have?
NW: Yes, but you’re strange.
Anyway, here’s what I got him, a Case Mini-Trapper with a “chestnut bone” grip:
It’s nothing fancy — I’m too poor to buy him a quality knife like an Al Mar — but would any of you turn up your nose at this little present?
Final thought from New Wife:
“But if you buy yourself another knife while you’re shopping, I’ll use it on you while you’re sleeping.”
Quick (unpaid) endorsement: I got the knife at The Cutlery Collection at the Willowbrook Mall in Plano, and spent half an hour chatting with Karl, the owner. If you live in the north Dallas / Plano / Frisco etc. area, buy all your knives from him in future. He’s our kinda guy, but the Covidiocy nailed him, big time, and we can’t afford to lose businesses and people like him.
It goes without saying that if I had the money, I’d probably drop at least a grand there, so nice is his collection.