No need to start a new 12 step program. I’ll supply one already in
existance, and it has fewer steps. Plus, it helps keep you out of
trouble with the wife.
Step one, realize you have an addiction which will never be cured,
but can be treated.
Step two, when the addiction overcomes you, and you buy yet another
cool tool, fight back and stay cool with the wife by sending it to
me. I’ll even pay postage on most items. While this merely feeds my
own addiction, it’s no problem. I have cats, but am not married, so
Alternative, less greedy option (less greedy of me, at least. And
isn’t it nice of me to suggest this? Gosh, whatta guy…) is to send
it to Andrew Fine, who’s let us know here on Orchid of his deep
desire and need to help cure people like you or I of their
Second alternative step two, in the event Andrew doesn’t need your
donation, there are certainly students and other newcomers to this
field who’d also welcome such donations. A post regarding the
availability of your latest addiction evidence is certain to make you
suddenly very popular.
Third alternative step two. The upcoming SNAG convention in May,
here in Seattle, will feature a variant on the traditional silent
auction. This time, they’re focused primarily on tools, supplies, and
the like, rather than donations for auction of people’s jewelry. So
if you like, donate your new cool drug purchase (tool) to the SNAG
silent auction. The money goes to a great cause, and this option is
even able to give you a tax deduction. This not only gets you out of
trouble with the wife since the offending tool isn’t there as
evidence, but if she finds the credit card expense and asks, you can
honestly claim it is for a charitable deduction to SNAG. How could
the wife or husband or significant other or pet of any jeweler or
metalsmith possibly have any objection to that, after all.