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Visit: Part Two

October 24th, 2019 at 03:35 pm

So. My husband stopped by a restaurant last night on the way back from the airport to pick up some grub. He called and asked me to put in tater tots.

I thought to myself, this won't be too bad. He's getting some bar-b-que and we are doing some sides at home - no biggie.

Then I check the bank account and realize that this man spent $118 dollars at the restaurant.

Now, you might be thinking, "yeah, but that is for 9 people - not too bad" - except it was $118 for ONE BRISKET (And I don't even eat Brisket!)

I am sitting here thinking WFT - WE AGREED WE WEREN'T GOING TO DO THAT!

Ugh. I just want to punch him in the face. Is that legal? I mean, I know it may not be moral or ethical, but can I legally punch him in the face for spending $118 on ONE brisket that *I* won't even eat? (I am really kidding about punching him in the face - sorta :P)

7 Responses to “Visit: Part Two”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    I agree. What was he thinking spending so much on what will likely be one meal? If he had told you beforehand, you or he could have bought a brisket at a grocery store and just cooked it in a roasting pan or rotisserie cooker and they are usually $20-$30 like this. Or how about one or two rotisserie chickens from the grocery store. At my store, these are usually about $5.00 each.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Ugh, that is very frustrating! A lot of money for a slab of meat.

  3. Jenn Says:

    Ugh indeed. Lesson learned: see if you can take over the food purchases. I can relate though. My husband used money from my emergency cash stash in the house for a door-to-door salesman "emergency"!

  4. Amber Says:

    Hmmm I hate to say it but I agree with you. The least he could have done was buy something you like

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    Ugh! SO much sympathy for you right now!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    How unfair. Perhaps you need to be very specific on what can and will be spent and on what. Sorry that this happened.

  7. Treeluva Says:

    So, just to expand -

    I am the person who purchases food. I am the grocery store person. This was something that he picked up on the way home from the airport.

    I knew he was going to pick it up - I just had no idea how much it was going to cost. Since my husband is usually adverse about spending money, I didn't think it would be that much.

    I probably wouldn't be as angry if it was at least something I would eat. Wouldn't make it better - but at least I would have enjoyed a piece of it.

    I am more upset that we had discussed how we weren't going all out for guests - and then this happened. Ugh.

    As far as being specific on what can and will be spent on what - don't I wish that I would just give him an allowance and control everything all by myself? lol Smile Except - he earns money. He is allowed to spend it. This $118 didn't put us behind on anything - it was just I didn't expect him to spend that on one piece of meat. I don't think I will put him on child watch at this point - he doesn't deserve to be treated like he is incapable of making financial decisions and thus I, as his wife, need to treat him like a child. It's pretty much a one off thing - but I am still disgruntled about it. lol

    Now, it took them 3 days to finish the brisket - but they did. I did mandate that every piece be eaten - they had eggs and brisket, brisket sandwiches, brisket snacks, brisket brisket brisket. I wasn't going to have any of it thrown away - and for that, I am grateful. Since they ate every last piece over a couple days, the $118 probably isn't as much as it seems in a vacuum, right?

    Oh, I am talking too much. lol

    Thanks guys! I heart you all!

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