I get a lot of crap from my g/f for collecting but I really don't care.yes,we are sterotyped for a reason and I am frequently told that I don't look like the regular comic collector.as long as I can afford to collect I will or until I run out of room.
I always get baffled by the "wife/gf gives me crap" thing. I get that not everyone is into everything you are. It would be very boring if they were. But why give (banned) to someone for something that makes them happy and is relaxing to them? I lucked out with my wife I guess. She collect different things as well. I could care less about her guitar collection but I support her in it.
A lady I work with was complaining one day about her husband buying "another damned old clock". I guess he collects clocks. Anyway she was miffed because he always hits the antique stores and flea markets and picks up neat old clocks. Here's sort of how the conversation went:
Co-worker: "He brought home another damned clock."
Me: "Cool. How many does he have?"
Co-worker: "Too (banned)ing many."
Me: "You don't approve? Why?"
Co-worker: "He wastes his money on them."
Co-worker: "And what?"
Me: "Does he drink, smoke, gamble, beat you, hang out with dirtbag buddies at all hours of the night??"
Me: "Do the bills get paid, food in the fridge. Is he a decent guy that treats you well?"
Me: "So what's wrong with a few clocks then."
Co-worker: "I just don't like them."
This is where I started to get cranky because this woman bugs me at the best of times. I know her husband and he's a stand up guy who works hard and puts his family first. Which can be a rarity these days. I basically told her that if her biggest complaint was that her hubby buys a few clocks to tinker with she should count herself lucky. It could be worse.