- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
When FH was 16, he worked his ass off all year to buy a truck from his dad (he didn’t have to, but it was something he wanted to do because he knew he would appreciate it more if he worked hard for it). His dad had driven it for years before he got it, and when it finally died a month ago, the truck was 20 years old and had 300,000 miles on it. It had a good run. FH almost went broke a few times in the last few years trying to fix everything that went wrong with it, but it finally died, FH realized that he was going to go broke fixing a truck that broke down every month or so and that he had to get a new one. So he got a new one.
Now he won’t sell the old one. It doesn’t run, has no AC, the front seat is damaged, it’s rusted in places and the cover under the steering wheel has long since come off so wires are exposed. The plastic part on the inside of the driver side door is also missing. Several people have made him decent offers for the condition it’s in because they want a project truck. He has refused every offer because he thinks they are too low.
We’ve talked about it, we both know it needs to be moved. All it’s doing is leaking oil and taking up space in the driveway. So, FH talks to his dad. His dad says he knows a few people that might want it, but every time FH asks about potential buyers, his dad has no news. I told him a junkyard might be best, but he got annoyed when I mentioned that. I think he’s still holding out hope that someone will offer him at least $1000 for it, which isn’t likely.
I understand being attached to a vehicle. I loved my first car and was sad when I totaled it, but this is getting ridiculous.
I always feel bad about bringing it up though because it usually ends up with him sulking and me feeling like an ass. He knows it needs to be sold but he hasn’t been actively trying to do anything about it, and that’s the main reason I’m annoyed. If he was trying to get rid of it, it would be fine. It’s strange because he’s so logical otherwise, and the logical option is to get rid of the truck.
FH and I rarely fight. In four years of being together we’ve had minor disagreements, but nothing major. This stupid truck is the first thing that I’ve been this annoyed by and the first thing we’ve ever fought over.
FH and I have always been good at resolving any conflicts we’ve had, but we can’t seem to stop arguing over this stupid truck.
Perhaps someone can offer some advice on this situation?