About ten years ago The Hoag got married (to A Woman) and numerous people gave them gift certificates to nice restaurants in The City.
Well, The Hoag and A Woman moved away from The City and the gift certificates sat untouched in a drawer. And over the years I kept mentioning to The Hoag that maybe Me and Him should lift those gift certificates out of storage and use the darn things.
Because they were just sitting there unused. Ya know?
But we never got around to it.
So anyhow this past Christmas comes around and I thought what a great idea gift certificates to nice restaurants in The City would be, so I bought Wifey some.
And we went to use one this past Saturday. Only problem?
The Restaurant is out of business.
So now I (Wifey) had a useless gift certificate.
But so did The Hoag and A Woman, remember? (useless=sitting in a drawer for ten years)
So I formed my plan and presented it to The Hoag:
ME: "Why don't we take my 'out of business' gift certificate and swap it with one of the ones in your drawer....so many years later I doubt your A Woman will even remember which ones you have....it'll be a victimless crime!"
THE HOAG: "I'm not gonna collude against my wife to feed you."
Moral of the story?
Baby bear has finally left the den.