Thursday, December 10, 2009

things are not always as they appear. . .

Yesterday I was excited to receive this box in the mail. Someone sent us cookies! Well, HF opened it up and this is what was inside (a 100 points to whoever knows what it is. I sure don't):Then last night, I saw this box in our closet up on a shelf, and I thought, "Yum! Multi-Grain crackers!" Nope.
This is what was inside:
Pistol cartridges. I called HF up. He had been at work for an hour or so. I asked him if there were any grenades or gun powder or anything else I should know about in our food storage. He said the pantry was safe. He said that a lot of gear is shipped inconspicuously like in the cookie box on purpose. Also, our bedroom closet shelf has slowly evolved from where we put our towels and sheets. . . to gear. It has taken over the closet shelf completely. You never know what's going to fall and hit you in the head from that shelf. The last incident, I had reached on my tippy toes to get a towel and a cartridge struck me in the forehead. I finally said something to him about putting it back in the gear closet I so lovingly cleaned out for his use. He was nice and cleaned it up right away and now the only thing I can see up there is my red ryder bb gun he got me for Christmas a couple of years ago.

Do you have stashes like this around the house? He is quickly being called a "gear whore" at work.

12 comments:

Dori said...

oh, oh, I know! Magazine holder--though Husband piped in and got all specific...either Chinese or African made, designed for AK47 mags or Hot Fuzz's rifle. Oh yeah...we're a bunch a geeks. :D

Stacia said...

ha ha ha! I totally feel you about the 'gear shelf' ours has grown into basically all the shelves in that closet. i never know where i'll find stuff! p.s. love your last post too... i honestly can't remember our last date. it's so hard to find the time with his schedule. (like the past two days...he was off but ended up working the entire time!) frustrating!!

mrs. fuzz said...

I know it's Chinese. That's all I know. Although I would not dispute you or Sean's vast knowledge and expertise. I award you both 50 points each. :)

mrs. fuzz said...

Stacia- I take comfort that your closets are stuffed too. AND I take comfort that you can't remember the last time you had a date either! :) He also works a lot of his days off too. I can handle it alright as long as it doesn't come as a complete surprise. Sometimes it really catches me off guard and ruins our plans and I feel majorly bummed.

mrsofficer said...

YES thanks to his partner he gets all kinds of stuff! Things new just kickin it in his SPOT!ugh I look at half of it and think is he ever gonna use this hat protector? And how many flashlights does one person need?Or shoe polish a whole basket full, i man use one til its gone and then buy another lol And gear bags? He uses a backpack?I cant even tell you how many things I or others or he has bought for himself. Just the other day he sent me an email pic of a new 200 some odd dollar flashlight for xmas!lol Atleast they are writeoffs

Dori said...

I forgot to mention...don't go in our basement. Unless you're a fireman and our house in on fire..then you may want to clear some items out. Just for safety's sake.

911 and the Randomness.. said...

mrs. officer, i think my DH sent me the same thing!! yep, the gear is all over.. After 7yrs he has collected quite the collection and it's in a closet all itself and the gun safe (that is bigger then me.)

Tara said...

oh i think i am destined for this in the not to distant future. i have just been informed that he 'needs' a headpeice instead of just using the radio. so far the list of gadgets is growing. He is super keen to move to the country where you are allowed to keep a gun for animal control if necessary, but atleast in the city he cant have one a home so my closet is safe- unless you count the diving gear, surf boards, model areaplane and helicopter gear, golf gear, other sports gear... ok i should just resign to the fact he is a gear man too

Natalie said...

Nothing like getting excited over a box's outside title to discover some lame man object like gear inside....I only say lame because of the disappointment of not having cookies or yummy crackers!

As for gear, he's actually pretty good (as far as I know) of not collecting too much. His true love is actually a lot nerdier--board and computer games, the ones that require massive strategy. He claims he's doing "training" when he nerds it up, but the only military strategy that he's ever been able to use was in catching a mouse in our kitchen a few years back.

It was very well organized and carried through as he laid several traps in areas according to where he located droppings.

Caught it in less than 10 minutes, and if I didn't refuse to be in the house until it was all taken care of, I would've applauded (I have an extremem fear of mice, especially dead ones).

I was a little more tolerant with his games for a little while, though. I don't know what I'd do if it leaked over to police gear!

KD said...

It's even worse for us. In our tiny apt there is no where to put anything so now we have a gear *couch* ~ it's so gross. If people come over he'll toss it on the bed and then when we (well, I) am ready to go to bed I toss it all back on the couch. So disgusting!! And that's because the wall of wire shelving in our bedroom is already full of all his other gear!!! :(

Anonymous said...

COMPLETELY feel your pain. I am working on a closet for him, but we haven't had time to organize just yet. My kitchen table at all times holds a belt with gear, the hall closet is occupied with gear and police books, there is a stray bullet sitting out in multiple locations, and at least one kitchen chair contains kevlar and another, dirty uniforms. Sheesh.

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