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In October 2014, I placed my order for a 2015 Stingray. A few months later, I sent a text message to my girl friend and asked if Vettenessa was a good name for the new Corvette? Her reply indicated that she was not fond of playing second fiddle to a car... As I waited for the Corvette to be built and ultimately delivered, she asked when it might arrive? I honestly had no idea? She blurted out, "That car better not be here on Valentine's day!" All I could do was laugh and assure her that the car would not be here that soon. I explained to her that there is absolutely no way that could happen because the Corvette ordering process is a long and lengthy process. And, then I took delivery of my Stingray on 2/13/2015 one day before Valentine's day! How did she know??? I decided to make Valentine's day about my girl friend and never told her that the Corvette had arrived. We decided to have a romantic homemade dinner. She was thrilled that I went to all the trouble to set up the table and put lights on the balcony.

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I avoided talking about not only my own Corvette but cars in general, for the entire evening, because I wanted this day to be about her.
It was hard for me because I talk about that stuff all of the time! Anyway, I was doing really, really good. I made it all the way through dinner and was feeling confident! And, then this happened...

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She said, "I know you don't have your Corvette yet. So, I got you this one." Wow! I mean my heart just melted. Here I am holding a 1/18th version of the same car that is sitting in my garage and all the while I'm trying not to talk about my Corvette or any cars in general! AHHHH, my mind was racing... So, I asked her if she wanted to see the real thing? She was shocked and briefly turned into Eddie Murphy

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She was so excited! We took the new Stingray out for a memorable, never gonna forget this day, top off, Valentine's day joy ride!

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Very cool story on every level. Thanks for sharing! :cool:
 

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What a great story this was! I am still smiling right now. :)
 

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I like to take this time to pay tribute to all the special women in our lives who have to put up with all the time we spend away and love and special care that we have for another. For Valentines Day my Wife enjoyed a special concert dinner featuring The Isley Brothers evening out in my two week old Z07. After all she puts up with behind my other love affair. We have to always remind ourselves who loves us back and take them out in it or let them drive everyonce in a while. After all my wife told me each time to go ahead get the car if it was what I wanted. I love her-- I mean my Wife too. :redface-new:
 

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I like to take this time to pay tribute to all the special women in our lives who have to put up with all the time we spend away and love and special care that we have for another. For Valentines Day my Wife enjoyed a special concert dinner featuring The Isley Brothers evening out in my two week old Z07. After all she puts up with behind my other love affair. We have to always remind ourselves who loves us back and take them out in it or let them drive everyonce in a while. After all my wife told me each time to go ahead get the car if it was what I wanted. I love her-- I mean my Wife too. :redface-new:
You are a lucky man!
 

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This was such a special day:)
 

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Both outstanding stories, it will always be about the family and the ones you love and cherish so much!!! The C7 Masterpiece is a perk.

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I vividly remember this story as I had just joined in late January and mine was on order and had no idea when it would show up too. Great story.
 

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All I know is I watched your girlfriend get escorted from our Corvette Plant tour to START for the very first time a brand new Corvette at the end of the production line...And she has had a perma smile ever since.

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Yes, she sure does Mike!
 

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Yes, we will be there!
 

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What nice sentiments for the great women in our lives. I remember that my dad who lived in Naples FL once had a striped tie whose stripes consisted of very bold print saying "I love my wife". But if you looked closely, between each "I love my wife" part of the stripe was a very faint "But oh that boat". I think we need a clever marketing person to reproduce these ties--or some other piece of clothing--substituting "Vette" for boat.--Bob
 

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I was going to send flowers and chocolate to my wife's office uptown for Valentine's day. However, I have learned over the years that we have been married (eight, so far) that sometimes it is better to not assume. Then I thought a little bit more, and remembered that one of the other women in her office is older and single, and sometimes annoys my wife about certain things. So, instead, I decided to just ask. My wife said she did not want me to send any, not just for the reason above which I knew about, but also because her best friend in the office is single and probably not the happiest in the world about it. My wife said the last thing she would want to do is get gifts from me at the office, and her best friend see it and hurt on the inside for herself.

So, I just asked her what she wanted. She asked what type of chocolate I was going to send. I told her. She hesitated. I knew she would prefer something else. So, I asked her what she was thinking, and to just say it. She told me that isn't the type of chocolate she wanted. I asked her to tell me what she wanted and I would get that. The result surprised me. She said what she wanted was for me to not eat any of the chocolate ice cream bars which she had bought a few days earlier and were in the freezer. I laughed and said that I promised not to do it.

I have had cravings for those ice cream bars from then to now, but I am not touching them. She even offered one to me the other day. I refused. They are all hers (by the way, I have not touched the box, but I can't see how there is any more than one remaining).

At least I now know what type of goodies she really wants. All I have to do is look in the refrigerator and freezer. How deeply profound I found this. It should have been obvious, but it wasn't: what she wants is what she always buys anyway.

Wow.
 
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