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Love and Devastator

Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:53 pm
by JoePerry
In winter of 2002, I was visiting this girl I had been dating for a couple months. We were at her parent's house in Maine and got snowed in. Looking for something to do, my girlfriend suggested that I find a board game from the closet to play. I opened the closet and poked around the typical white suburban game options when my heart jumped out of my chest. In with the games, was a Devastator box. Devastator was one of those toys that I desperately wanted as a kid but my parents couldn't afford him. I'd been tempted over and over again to buy one, but my toy budget was limited at the time.

ANYWAY, I shakily retrieved Devastator from the closet and saw that he was complete with most spruces not even broken. One end of the box sticking out into the closet had flap damage, but other than that the set appeared unplayed with. I asked my girlfriend all about him; he might have belonged to her older brother who was into hockey and not toys. I began to plead my case for Devastator, but she was reluctant to part with something - that was clearly important from my reaction - to a guy she had only been dating a few months and she had no way to get in touch with her estranged brother to ask him if he wanted it...

I persisted as Winter turned into Spring, and even bribed her best friend into helping me rescue this treasure from a closet (that could be cleaned out any day!). I resorted to blackmail and ultimatums, but she wouldn't budge her tight little fists. Finally, on my 22nd birthday, Amy gave me Devastator wrapped up as a gift. The rocky period of our relationship over, Devastator kept us together, and we celebrated our fourth year of marriage today.




Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:07 am
by Minerva
Aw, that's a cute story. :) Congratulations to you both!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:22 am
by Optimus Maximus
awesome, youre a lucky man. Cool wife, cool toys. Looks like you have a winner. :D

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:58 am
by Countdown
Now that's a happy ending (& beginning & middle)!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:35 pm
by JoePerry
Thanks, guys!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:05 pm
by Jose
Now that's a great ominous gift! Well done!

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:02 pm
by Roadbuster
Awesome story bro'! And congratulations on your 4 year anniversary! :wink:

Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:43 pm
by coldascrystal
wow amazing and inspirational