I’ve been trying to find the right moment for days to warn my wife about my next
unicycle purchase (28" Sem from UnicycleSource). Last night I just couldn’t wait
any longer and I ordered it over the Internet.
Then I had a flash of inspiration on how to break the news to her… I’ll send
For your enjoyment, here is a copy of what I wrote.
Guess what! I bought another unicycle!
I figured that it would be easier to tell you this way so I wouldn’t have to see
you roll your eyes (or worse).
I’ve been saving up for a new bicycle for myself since I started riding again 4
years ago, (money saved by quitting smoking and not buying pop/candy bars at
work and coffee at Arabica in the morning) so I will be able to pay for this out
of my own money.
I hope you don’t mind…I really love unicycling and I wanted to get one with a
larger wheel so I can go on some longer rides. Think of how much money I am
saving by not buying a bike instead! I think you know that this is not
something that will sit in the corner and gather dust - I will get a lot of
enjoyment from it.
Also, I might as well confess that I renewed my “Rivendell Bicycle Works”
subscription. They give you a $10 discount when you renew, so I bought a
standard handlebar to put on your bike. With the discount it will only cost $8.
I think this will make a big difference in your riding comfort and safety with
the brakes. I hope we can ride together more often this year (with you, I
promise to ride a bike - not a uni).
I love you… see you later.
This seemed to work out pretty good. I got an email back from her this
I think that it’s great that you bought a new unicycle! That was very
considerate of you to use your own money. I’m also happy that you renewed your
Rivendale (sp?) and bought me new handle bars.
I hope your day is a ok!
Love you, GB
(whew!) (pretty sneaky to put the handlebar thing in there, huh?) So… for all
you unicycle collectors out there that are fearful of a Negative Spousal
Reaction; I offer up my letter as a template for your use. OR, perhaps John
Drummond could come up with an electronic greeting card based on it.
YOUR ORDER HAS BEEN ACCEPTED. CLICK HERE TO NOTIFY YOUR