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Subject: [Leica] What would you do if wifey dropped your MP?
From: rdcb37 at (Rick Dykstra)
Date: Sat Aug 27 01:03:05 2005
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Yeah, I could do well out of this.  My method was of the cuddle and  
kiss kind, so that will help.  Maybe a 50/1.4 Asph!  And I'll have to  
keep the very obviously repaired hood on the 35, for years and years  
and years.  And make sure I'm nonchalantly using it whenever we're in  
observant company.  hehe   :-)


On 27/08/2005, at 4:59 PM, Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> Rick,
> Something along the last one, but with the wording slanted more  
> towards future camera purchases and designed to elicit maximum  
> guilt, for example: "Don't worry honey, after I have finished  
> paying off that ring I got you 5 years ago, I might have enough to  
> replace/repair the camera". Or something like that, obviously  
> adjusted to your particular situation.
> Nathan
> Rick Dykstra wrote:
>> What would you do?
>> It was earlier today, after our 7 year old's soccer match.  I was   
>> coaching so my beautiful wifey had my black lacquer MP with  
>> 35/1.4  Summilux Asph in a bum bag around her petite waist.  As  
>> she climbed  out of the Landcruiser to open the garage door, with  
>> too many things  in her hands, the bag slipped and landed on the  
>> concrete.  There was  this crunchy noise.
>> "Was that my camera bag?"
>> "Yes."
>> Fortunately (?) it landed on the lens and the only visible damage  
>> was  to the hood.  It was cracked and shattered from absorbing  
>> the  impact.  I've just spent the afternoon with jewelers'  
>> screwdrivers,  tweezers and super-glue putting all of the tiny  
>> pieces back  together.  It works and now adds a certain panache to  
>> the MP's look.
>> Some of my options today have been to:
>> - order a new one from B&H.  I could ask her to bring a  
>> replacement  hood with her while she's at it (only $89.95).
>> - rant and rave for several hours, swearing to never allow anyone  
>> to  touch my gear ever again.
>> - hit the broken hood with a sledge hammer, but that would have   
>> denied me several hours of fulfilling fun.
>> - send the lens to Solms and ask them to check it out.  Maybe the   
>> body too.
>> - spend the rest of the weekend in the garage or out taking  
>> photos,  thereby avoiding eye contact with said beautiful wifey.
>> - give my sweetie a big cuddle and a kiss, wipe her eyes dry and  
>> say  "It's alright. It's only plastic and metal.  And a few pieces  
>> of  glass.  Incredibly expensive, exotic and exquisitely assembled  
>> glass,  but in the end, just glass."
>> Thoughts?
>> Rick.
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