Post # 1
Oh my goodness girls… it is a GOOD thing my friend blabbed to me about my guy ring shopping or I would hurt him. My guy is a spender. I am actually the one that helped him repriorize his spending when we first started dating and in the past 2 years he’s been doing really great at spending like a normal person and sticking to a reasonable budget. (Used to be, 400 cds? necessary. big screen tv? necessary. Now… he has a savings account and he bought a car last year with the savings!). So anyways, good things.
Well in the past few months he’s been getting progressively more “frugal” (i.e. CHEAP) and it has been driving me nuts. I am all about saving, but there is a line you have to walk between saving for the future and living your life now (I should state, we both have good jobs that allow us to have fun while also putting away quite a bit in savings).
So anyways, all of this frugality came to a head last night. We usually trade off weeks paying for things, and this was his week. He had said he’d plan our date and he wanted to go on a picnic. I’m thinking… good idea. Cheaper date and nice that he planned it. Until he comes to pick me up and he has no food… he says oh well I just thought we’d stop at the grocery store and get something. Um, ok. So we go to the grocery and he sees that the ready-made sandwiches are like $4 each and then he goes into a rant about how that is ridiculous etc. So then he wants to go to WalMart because their sandwiches are cheaper– even though it is 20 minutes away in the OPPOSITE direction of the park. So I say okay. Then as we’re on the way there he realizes that an even cheaper option would be if we went to subway and split a $5 sub, so we go there and he tells me jokingly (but really serious haha) that I can get whatever I want off of the $5 menu and he’ll just eat half. THANKS HUN. In the end we had to drive around for like 45 min figuring out the cheapest possible sandwich to get for picnicing (total for the meal: $5.99).
We go to the park, have our sandwiches, walk around, alls well. So then we (he) decide to go rent movies (from the $1/movie redbox at the grocery that we JUST left). I pay for 2 movies there and I”m like hey lets get some cookies or something to snack on and he says ok…. then tries to give me a hard time about getting oreos ($3.29) instead of the genereos ($2.50). I swear to you if I didn’t know WHY he was trying so hard to save money I would’ve hurt him last night. An entire date under $10 and he’s complaining about getting real Oreos? REALLY? Then when we got home he refused to eat any Oreos because he said he’s boycotting unnecessary food items because they’re a waste of money.
Overall, I think it is cute that he is trying so hard to save money for a ring and I’m sure we will laugh about this after-the-fact. But you have to admit he is going a little overboard on the frugality and it is a GOOD thing I know why. 🙂
Post # 3
That is hilarious! And very endearing.
Post # 4
Oh man, that made me laugh. IF my FI did that, I’d feel the same way. haha.
Post # 5
Aw, I think that’s pretty sweet. And so exciting knowing that he’s saving up for a ring!
Post # 6
haha it is very exciting and sweet. I just hope he does it sooner rather than later (for so many reasons… but also so I can have my normal bf back! heh)!
Post # 7
Oh my gosh, that is too funny. Genereos, those are awful =]
Post # 8
I’m so glad your friend told you or you’d be going nuts. That’s so funny that you spent the whole date looking for cheaper cookies and sandwiches. At least you knew that the whole date was spent thinking about how to get you your engagement ring as quickly as possible!
Post # 9
Oh wow, that is hilarious. I can see how that would make you crazy, but it will be worth the trouble!
Post # 10
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This is a hilarious post, thank GOODNESS you know what’s going on! I’d be so annoyed too, by that whole thing 🙂
Post # 11
lol! that’s so sweet in a weird kind of way. haha. but yeah, i’d be annoyed to if i didn’t know the reason behind it!
Post # 12
My boyfriend is going the opposite direction… he’s thinking about the ring but forgetting that it’s going to cost, you know, money. Money that he doesn’t yet have. And yet he eats out every. single. meal. And goes and buys a new shirt if he doesn’t like the one he has one. And buys 5 books a week, when he doesn’t even read them! Sigh!!! Maybe he’s not as serious as I thought. Or just really, really clueless.
Post # 13
Update for everyone bc I think this is funny: so on Sunday we were both talking about how tired we were because both of us had only gotten 3ish hours of sleep friday night and 1 night was not enough to recover. Then bf makes a somewhat sheepish comment about how when he’s really tired his judgment is not always stellar and he is maybe a bit cranky. I think this was his way of kind of apologizing for all The Crazy on Saturday.
So then last night on his way home from work he called to see if I wanted Wendys and what I wanted. I said sure, a spicy chicken sandwich and dollar menu fries (trying to be cheap for him here haha). He coms home with that + a coke (umm I LOVE coke but I rarely buy it bc of calories + soda is kind of a waste of mone) and says he got me a coke because he felt like treating me today haha. So cute, and totally an effort to make up for saturday. I guess I’m getting my semi- normal, still frugal but at least not PSYCHO boyfriend back. 🙂
Post # 14
I think it’s great that he is trying so hard to save up! I wasn’t around my guy the 6 months befor eour engagement so I had no idea he has been saving up!