Quote Originally Posted by SeattleSparky View Post
Just found out I have gotten a $90/week raise!!! AND, I was supposed to be getting paid this since the first of the year! So I am thinking I may have them cut me a "seperate" check for the backpay and have some mad money!! Now to expain the appearance of "new" boots to SWMBO??? Hmmmm......, maybe I could buy them and wear them at work, keeping them out of sight until they are "worn" then tell her i picked them up at a thrift store??? She wouldn't know what she is looking at!
SS, you really need to get your scene under control. Buy the boots and wear them proudly. If your assumption regarding the back pay is correct, you'll have enough left over after taxes to buy her a nice little gift as well.

Disclaimer--I'm not a therapist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express recently...