Post # 1
While I was at work today I got a text from my FH saying he had purchased our plane tickets. YAY! Right?
We are flying home (El Paso) for a shower that my parents are throwing. It is a money shower. There are 25 couples invited, we figure it will be a good chunk of change. I called him after work and here is how our conversation went:
Me: Thanks for buying the tickets babe.
FH: No problem, they were really expensive though.
Me: How much? (I had looked at the prices yesterday and it was 220 round trip for each of us.)
FH: Almost 1000 dollars.
Me: WHAT? Southwest?
FH has a problem with patience. He doesn’t take the time to look around, so when he went on the southwest page he purchased the very first fare he saw. which was 214 each for one way!!!! He paid twice as much! I know he was being nice to buy them, but because he didn’t take the time to look, he just bought the first thing he saw, which put him out 479.00 US DOLLARS! No worries, I fixed it. We got a refund. But this happens all the time! haha sorry for the vent.
Do any of your SOs do the same thing? Always act on impulse?
Post # 3
Oh my goodness. If my husband went and blew tht much money on tickets I would be so angry! I’m glad you could fix it but I don’t know how much I would trust him if he keeps doing it. One day there is going to be something that you can’t return.
Post # 4
@MissAsB, first off you are great! You always reply to my threads! Secondly, yeah…I realized today that I always buy plane tickets for us, so never again will he be doing that! That is what I told him, that if he is going to blow 1000 dollars on anything, we need to discuss it first! gah.
Now I feel bad, because I was so mad at him… although I still feel it was justified!
Post # 5
Not at all. Mine is extremely calculated. Then again this was the kind of guy I wanted. We are both very calculated with our money and also neither of us are impulsive. We work together though!
Even though he did this, I’m sure that there are impulsive things that you love about him – surprising you with things maybe? My Fiance doesn’t do this, I wish he did, but I still love him.
Post # 6
Aww thanks! I’m pretty much always on here because I have no life right now (especially this week with spring break)! Glad someone appreciates my advice lol.
Post # 7
@ Mrs. Louboutin… yes, the impulsiveness does come in handy at times, and I sure need to keep that in mind!
Post # 8
Wow, thank goodness you were able to fix the situation and get the cheaper tickets! Luckily, my hubby is as much of a cheapskate as I am, so we both always look for the best deals we can get, lol.
Post # 9
My partner leaves everything and anything money-related to me. I think for a lot of people that would be frustrating, but my job relates to personal finance and he hates money (he likes work, so he earns some, but then doesn’t ever spend it except on rent) so we’re happy to do things that way. Which is a relief, because I would BLOW UP if he did something that silly!