Trade Offs In Relationships Question

Discussion in 'Funny Stuff' started by Gypsy13, Jun 23, 2018.

  1. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    ok, I know I’m not the only one. (If so, I’m a fool).
    How many of you in relationships have to trade to get something you want?
    Example: neighbor abuses dog. I can’t stand it anymore. I take dog. Bathe, brush, feed, water, then they come get dog. I tell them since they don’t like him, let me keep. They say fine. Hubby says “But what do I get out of it?”. After a long negotiation, he gets a new Harley, I get a new fur ball. Btw, if your SO says buy me a mc and I’ll be happy and never ask for another thing, don’t fall for it. A mc is a money pit. Big time.
    So, this is the kind of guy I’m up against. I need to take this giant danio back to LFS. How do I get him to agree without spending money? And before you say what’s in your minds, we don’t go there anymore and I’ve had him for forty two years. :)

    Please share your trade offs so I know I’m not alone.
  2. david1978

    david1978Fishlore VIPMember

    So you cant trade him in for 2 half his age? Lol.
  3. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Yup! That's the trade I'd be making!

  4. OP

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    He’s my lost puppy. What would I do without someone who needs me even though I haven’t got much to offer?
    One half...stop it! Putting evil thoughts in my head! Lol
  5. KimberlyG

    KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    Haven't got much to offer? Poppycock! (Stronger words are frowned upon on this forum :yuck:) Those that think that way usually have the most to offer. You save lives...Doesn't matter if it's fish, dogs, or in your case, humans. You save lives!

  6. OP

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Don’t be making me cry now! :smug:
  7. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    Sorry, can’t help you there. I haven’t done trade-offs since I discovered “online-dating”. :emoji_innocent:
  8. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    Trade? You mean all these years I could have made a trade, she never told me that.:)
  9. Mike1995

    Mike1995Well Known MemberMember

    with my girlfriend.. She doesn't let me in a fish store alone. I always end up buying a fish or 10. So every once in awhile i bribe her with chocolate.. Yes chocolate. For some reason i get fool control of her mind when i use that word :p then i get to buy a fish.
  10. Rtessy

    RtessyFishlore VIPMember

    Sporting event tickets, or movie nights normally work.
    Edit: oh wait those are money... Well, movie night isn't always, just rewatch some favorites.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018
  11. SegiDream

    SegiDreamWell Known MemberMember

    Trading chores sometimes works if you're not looking to spend money. Or if there is something they have been wanting to do and you've not quite agreed to the idea up to this point...
  12. OP

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Boy is she lucky! Lol
  13. OP

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Did you say chocolate? :)
  14. Mike1995

    Mike1995Well Known MemberMember

    yep :p
  15. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    Truth is, I'm the lucky one, she saved me when I was in a very dark place in my life.
  16. OP

    Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    What you need? Lol:joyful:
  17. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Im not in a LOVE relationship but a family relation ship with my parents.
    "Can I have another betta?"
    " Its better then doing drugs"
    *Long thinking*
    *A new 10gallon tank appears in the corner of my room"
    I dont know if thats a proper trade off but its deal to my parents.
  18. emmysjj

    emmysjjWell Known MemberMember

    Same @CanadianFishFan
    My mom is cool with my animals, for the most part. But I have to constantly use fishkeeping as a reminder that I could be obsessed with other things that my dad would not approve of. He gets a good daughter, I get some endlers lol
  19. Discus-Tang

    Discus-TangWell Known MemberMember

    My betta boyfriends (2 halfmoons) get frozen brine shrimp when they jump for pellets :p
  20. GuppyGuy007

    GuppyGuy007Well Known MemberMember

    I gotta try that one...

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