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."
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.
So 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.