My husband's way-too-strong moral compass is starting to bug me! (vent)

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@aggie2010:  I don’t see it as taking advantage of a loophole. The rules are the rules, and you’re following them!  UNless you a a bajillionaire who doesn’t care about the value of a dollar, you do what you can save, play by the rules, and achieve your goals.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

That is hilarious and I could totally imagine my SO doing something similar! I don’t get it. Though in my guy’s case it seems to have more to do with being afraid that we won’t get away with whatever subtle plan I’ve concocted.

I definitely recommend riding out the guilt trip and sticking to your plan though. We had Time Warner internet and their customer service was uniformly horrendous. When we switched to AT&T the change in customer service was like going from a Motel 6 to a Hilton, not kidding.

That was in California, so it may be different for you, but I had to warn a fellow lady burdened with an overly scrupulous man 😉

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

that’s too funny!

 

I do the exact same stuff!  You have to save money where you can!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I consider myself a good person and every 6 months or 1 year whenever our lower cable rate expires we swiitch the name on the account. No big deal. Everyone does it, I don’t think that has anything to do with being a “good person”. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Hmmm.. I could see myself having the same reaction as your husband actually! I don’t know why I just always try to be really honest with these types of things. But to answer your question, I really don’t think you’re doing something THAT wrong. AT&T is a giant corporation and I’m sure you could probably speak with dozens of sales reps that would encourage you to do what you suggested. My husband was also on the phone with AT&T today about getting internet/cable through them when we move to Baltimore. Apparently we can’t get AT&T internet in Baltimore because it’s Verizon’s territory, but we can get cable through them?? Anyway, the guy that my husband spoke to on the phone was encouraging us to price shop and was trying to find us the best deal. I really don’t think putting it in your name to get the savings is such a big deal considering the type of mega-corporation AT&T is. By the way, I would definitely go to DirecTV anyway just to save money. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@aggie2010:  I’m pretty sure if the person in the store who was selling you the plan thought it was a good idea, you’re in the clear… these companies aren’t stupid, it’s not like they never imagined anyone would ever do that. They factored people doing that into the cost of offering the discount before it was ever put in place. You’re not actually doing any harm.

I am a very honest person and I deliberately avoid being sneaky sometimes to my own detriment, but I don’t see anything wrong with this at all.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

lol I find it histerical that your hubby thinks you can possibly “take advantage” of a coorporation like AT&T.  These companies have our balls in a vise.  Their services don’t cost a fraction of what we pay for it.

The only one being taken advantage of are the customers.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

OMG, my FI is the same way. I smuggle things into movie theaters too, and it bothers him so much! He also never illegally downloads music… he is the only person I know who doesn’t. What a weirdo. I could see his weird morality playing into a situation like yours too.

Just take the loophole. It’s not like you’re being dishonest or anything. The company I highly doubt would come tearing down your door over it. Just do it, and he’ll get over it.

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

You’re doing nothing wrong! They have a promo, so you should totally get the deal. My fiancé would giggle in an excited fit at the thought of “haxing the system” as he says. But really, it’s not haxing or cheating anyting… the guy himself told you it was a good idea! It would drive me nuts if my fiancé was like that. 

Oh, and I totally sneak in snacks to movies/events if I’ve planned ahead! I don’t appreciate getting ripped off by their crazy prices. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You are a good person! Your DH is very sweetly honest but that’s not fair when you are working with large corporations that are usually not as honest as your DH.

Anyways, if you were to call AT&T and tell them that you need to cancel your service because you are switching to a cheaper service, they’d totally try to match the price of your new service. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Atalanta:  Indeed… FYI for anyone interested, it actually costs cell phone companies exactly ZERO dollars to offer text messaging. It’s just a slightly different version of a regular cell tower ping, they could offer text messaging for free and lose no money at all, yet they set limits and charge for it because they can. 

@bowsergirl:  

@aggie2010:  

My FH would probably be mad at me if I DIDN’T try to “cheat the system” and get the best possible deal! Haha. We always sneak food into theaters and such… if they don’t want people doing that, they should lower their prices to something reasonable. 😛

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@aggie2010:  My fiance is the same way… I feel your pain

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Bebealways:  Have your man impart some of his “cheating the system” desires into my FI. I appreciate his morality and all, but sometimes it’s a bummer and costs me money! lol

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