Metal Ghost, on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:26 AM, said:
The room itself is a cool idea, but I'd be pretty hurt if my wife felt the need to create a secret room in the house to do 'fill in the blank' hobby. I don't know, call me a stick in the mud but I see this causing more problems than it's worth down the road, and the really big types of problems. Not the 'my 2600 got juice spilled on it' types of problems, but the 'my wife wants out of this marriage' types of problems.
Also, are you really able to call in sick 12 times a year??
Me, if I had a cool room like that, I'd like to share it with my wife as a sort of inside joke on the kids! I totally get where you're coming from....our bonus room above the garage went from my poker/game room/man cave to a kids playroom (1 of 2 no less!). But I know it's not forever, and she's been great trying to give me my space too....that bonus room for example: poker table is still in the back half of it and my 'stuff' is on wall shelves out of kids' reach.
lol, no I likely would not be able to get 12 days off a year but maybe a few
Seriously, there has to be another Al Bundy like me here on Atariage that "gets" this idea. I am amazed by you guys thinking this would ruin a marriage, etc blah blah
It's a secret video game cave, not an affair, not a gambling or alcohol problem, not a seperate family, not, well you get it
godslabrat, on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:34 AM, said:
You have GOT to be kidding about the idea of having a room in the house your wife doesn't know about, right? I mean, the secret room is cool and all, and I'm guessing you weren't totally serious.
Also... if she knew about it, I can think of other things that room could be used for. Sounds like the best dual-purpose hobby room EVER.
Pixelboy, on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:43 AM, said:
Remember to add a retina-scanning device on the secret door.
That would be sooooo cool! Probably not a realistic possibility though, lol
godslabrat, on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:40 AM, said:
Crazy Climber, on Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:31 AM, said:
Well again...I don't "have" to hide it but for the reasons listed above I think it would be better
The "reasons listed above" boils down to your kids will wreck your stuff (not if you "enforce" the ban on the place, it's called being a parent, look it up) and you want to hide your expenses from the wife (which completely ruins the concept of sharing your lives and personal worth, it's called being a husband, look it up).
Dude, this project has gone from being "fun idea" to "seriously not cool" in the span of one post.
Wow, really? It is "seriously not cool" that I am building a secret gaming room in my house that nobody will know about?
Now I am a bad parent and father because of it? I am a little surprised at the responses from you guys. Really, this isn't that big of a deal? My Wife would not leave me over it if she found it (which lets face it, she will someday) she would probably just shake her head and laugh. I'm building it in an abandoned coal room for christs sake, most people just fill these with dirt, it's a shitty room. Anyways, I thought the whole secret room would be pretty cool, kind of like an episode of "King of Queens" or any other number of light hearted sitcoms where the husband tries to "get away" with something/etc.. I guess if everone is so offended by it and thinks I am a terrible husband and father I'll stop with the updates and keep it to myself. My Wife will find it one day, we will have a laugh and a funny story to tell people over drinks. I would rather not have my fun little project ruined by everyone telling me what a bad husband I am. Sorry guys, didn't realize building a secret game room was such a terrible thing...