Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: New Berlin, WI, USA
Re: Classified ad
Years ago, a co-worker and I were having lunch (beer was involved) on a Friday. We started the 'who wears the pants in your family' conversation. Fueled by beers and the encouragement of other co-workers, we ultimately decided that we, indeed, did wear the pants in our households, and were damn well going to prove it by leaving the restaurant, going to the Yamaha dealer down the street, and each buying a Virago 920 (left-over two year old units, dirt cheap). So we did.
Later that day, at home, I explained the purchase. My wife smiled, took our checkbook, and said she was going grocery shopping. I believe she was wearing pants when she left.
The next day, Saturday, a moving truck showed up. Fearing the worst, I started to ask a question, and was interuppted by my wife saying that since I had purchased a Yamaha, she did too. A 5'-8" Yamaha grand piano. She'd wanted one for years. It was being delivered by the movers.
When the movers left she told me that the checkbook was overdrawn.
Truth is, I enjoyed listening to her play that piano far more than I enjoyed riding the Virago, which I sold a couple of years later to pay one of my kid's high school tuition.
Fast forward fifteen years. It's Fathers Day weekend, I haven't had a motorcycle in years, my spare change having been used to put two kids through college and grad school, build a home, start a business, and so forth.
My wife asks if I'd like to go out for lunch, and we did. On the way to the restaurant she pulls into a HD dealer under the pretense of finding a birthday gift for her nephew. We walk in and are greeted by a salesman who seems to know her. He shakes my hand and says Hi Michael. My wife points to a beautiful Softtail Heritage Classic and asks 'Isn't that a beautiful bike?'
I'm a little confused, but say that it sure is, and she says "It's yours. Happy Fathers Day."
We've been motorcycling ever since.
Inside my 60 year old body is a 35 year old brain wondering what the hell happened.
2005 Suzuki Burgman