Friday, August 21, 2009

Just Weighing In

scales 001 So just what am I doing with these two scales sitting in my bathroom, and why do I need two?

The scales on the right are the ones I've had for years and years and years. They have served me well, but LBeau has always been convinced that they weighed light. He just knew that I weighed five pounds more than the scales say that I weigh.

A couple of weeks ago the scales on the left appeared in the Bed Bath & Beyond ad at a very good price. LBeau spotted them, and casually mentioned that it might be a good idea to purchase some new scales. I thought, "What the heck. At least we'll have something new to replace the old, dirty scales."

The next time I was close to Bed Bath & Beyond, I bought the new scales. I even had a $5.00 off coupon, which was better than the standard 20% off coupon, since the scales were only $19.95 to begin with. I brought them home, put them in the bathroom, and put the old scales in LBeau's closet.

"You got the scales," he exclaimed, when he first saw them. "So what did you weigh?"

"The same thing I weighed on the old scales."

scales 003 And what do you know—he weighed the same thing he weighed on the old scales as well. So that was the end of it, I thought, and I really liked the large dial on the new scales anyway. Wrong. A few days later the old scales reappeared right beside the new scales.

"I just want to make sure the new ones are weighing me right," LBeau explained.

scales 004So this will go on for a while; after all, this is the man who steps on and off the scales several times in a row "just to make sure." Pretty soon I'll be able to make the old ones disappear. In the meantime, just in case you were wondering, it doesn't make you weigh any less or any more to use two pair of scales.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

This made me LOL! I bet no one can guess that
LBeau is an engineer!

tale of many cities said...

lol.. men!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

OH NO! i'M STILL LAUGHING -- THIS IS TOOOOO FUNNY!

Candy said...

What a hoot LBeau! Wish my problem was only 5 pounds ;-)

Joyce said...

Men are funny...I could totally picture the 'checking to be sure' bit.

I definitely do not want 2 scales in my house... I don't need to be reminded twice : )

Enjoy your weekend!

Susie Jefferson said...

What about if you put one foot on each scale? Yes???? NO (sigh....) Bummer. Well, it was worth a try.

Thanks for visiting & your last comment - why didn't I think of that? I'm putting your comment on the blog post... I'd given up trying to explain any better. Bless you for persevering - I know I wouldn't have had the patience!

Susie Jefferson said...

It might be worth you copying&pasting ALL the code, then going back in to alter the phrase. IE8 does upset a lot of systems: I had to remove it from mine altogether, as it stopped a few programmes from working altogether!

Baumbastic said...

That last picture is a riot. So if I add up the weights on the two scales, do I get your actual rate?

Baumbastic said...

**weight**

Lou Cinda said...

How funny! I was hoping that one foot on one set and the other foot on the other set would "offset" your actual weight! lol

And women LOVE scales that weigh us a little light! Don't we??

Have a good weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

courtne450 said...

That is just too funny! Honestly, it sounds like something I would do. My hubby is not a weight obsessed as I am considering he only weighs like 137 (on a, I've been eating a lot day) and he's 6' tall! I hate weighing more than him!!!

Susie Jefferson said...

The Comments link works brilliantly! Doesn't it look nice! Well done for not throwing in the towel.

arkie said...

Now, isn't that just like a man!

Joycee said...

We have a scale that measures your body fat, as if knowing my weight isn't bad enough!

Domestic Designer said...

So funny! Have a great weekend!

nanny said...

He sounds like my husband!! I have the scales on the left,,,,I like the big dial too,,,,I just don't get on them very often/ha

Sue said...

I am dying here laughing at this one....we spent about an hour in BB&B last week while the Boss tried out all the scales....he left without a purchase because every scale showed a different wieght..He wasn't happy about that..one even had him 11 pounds heavier....but he also is a multi weigher...on off on off until it reads what he agrees with....the the best was your picture with one foot on each scale....Priceless....

KBeau said...

LBeau says that individual measurements are inherently uncertain, but if you average several of them you get close to the true value. Sounds just like an engineer to me.

jennifer said...

Our old scale DID weigh 5 pounds less. I finally slipped them out of the house when hubby wasn't looking. :)

xinex said...

LOL! That is so funny, Kathy! LBeau sure is a funny guy!...Christine

Just Breathe said...

Cute story, thank you for sharing.