"We talked about it; don't you remember?"
Will, that only works if YOU remember all the things that SHE talks about. Herein lies the problem, typically men don't listen. We are thinking about other things. So you have to work at the listening skills. And how do I know this? Do a lot of driving and once I listened to Dr Laura while putting in some serious windshield time. She said it is a fact that women are better listeners :)
You got it down. Since I am at home most of the time, it is easy to intercept packages. When I am on the road, I have the packages sent to our private mail box. Pretty easy it be a sneak :)
But truth be told, she spends much more on stuff than me. There is little that I need, so she struggles to come up with ideas for my birthday, Father's Day, Christmas, etc. To be honest, I would prefer we just skip them altogether, but that is not going to happen. So she is thrilled if I give her a list of gear items.
So, I shall just let her buy Andy's book. Pretty simple. Just print out the page from his Website and leave it on my desk.