From our West Coast correspondent, explaining wife non-appreciation of new old bikes and components. As posted on another list:
"WAF" Wife Acceptance Factor isin direct correlation to the economy. When the economy hit the skids women go in to a hyper-nurturing state. RE: squirrels and acorns. I call this safe haven syndrome. My wife is at its zenith right now.
Unfortunately you are a male and you as all the other males on this list you have "GAS" Gear Acquisition Syndrome. This is caused by the downturn in the economy also, you hate your job, less money is coming in, your wife has less appreciation for you. So what does the male do? BUYS BIKE for a better sense of gratification and self. That is where I am now.
Mix those emotions and what do you have? Well, see the conversations regarding Potato guns, Gas balloons a la Keith Anderson...You get my drift.