An old story I was reminded of today between me and my husband:
Me: “Can you think of a reason why my machine would out of nowhere today say that it doesn’t have a sound card installed?”
Him: “Yeah, I removed your sound card. I needed the firewire.”
Me: “Were you planning on telling me about this?”
I’m half-inclined to come up with a reason why I need something out of his machine, let’s see how he likes me gettin’ all frankenstein on him, eh?!?
Then he gave me the instructions on how to find the driver for the one on my motherboard: “Google Dell SC400 FAQ and you’ll see a link to a forum post that has a link to the FAQ in it. In that FAQ is a link to the driver you need.”
Said a friend in a two-geek household, upon hearing this story: “That’s why [wife] has a laptop. It’s hard for me to steal bits from it.”