We had a friend stay over last evening. I had to work and my wife was home. They got to talking about me and my love of photography and he asked what kind of camera do I have.
My wife really is clueless when it comes to anything camera or me related so she suggested they look in my camera bag and see. OOPS!!!!
Well, my hobby is photography and it's not like I spend my money on other things, never mind expensive things, so I do want some nice camera equipment. I don't have to feed my camera or clean up after it. It seldom needs a check up. I don't have to bathe it.
I get home and she hits me with "WHY DO YOU HAVE THREE CAMERAS??" Whewwwwwwwwww! She only found three!
I answered honestly ... "my older camera (10D) broke, remember? I told you! Well, I got a great deal on a refurbed one. Then I decided to get it fixed and remember I told you I needed a 'niche' so I had it converted to IR. Remember the photos you said "WOW" to? Then I got a good deal on another Canon ... a better model that will pay for itself when I get famous!. You want me doing well in the Art Festivals, don't you?"
OK, she calmed down. I didn't have to bring up her bank account (she works but pays no bills) or the cost of her entering 3 or 4 dogs in a three day dog show just to fail or at best get a pretty ribbon or that she NEEDED that big, gas guzzler van to do nothing but haul the dogs around ... I can save that stuff for another time. (hmmmmmmm, think maybe I should window shop photo catalogs?)
And then today, the mail lady drops off the mail and hanging from the mail box is my 5D battery Grip ... OOPS! "It REALLY was on sale! Free shipping too!" Whewwwwwwww!
That was close! Am I alone?