To repay him the £2.80 in pennies (the tightfisted fucknugget)

(155 Posts)
RedStripeLassie Sat 19-Nov-16 11:58:24

I called to check he'd posted some of dds clothes I ebayd on the way to work yesterday, which he did and he texted 'the postage is £2.85'. I didn't reply but when he's left the post office recipt carefully placed on my bedside table before he went to work! angry It's not as if I'm spending the sale on myself. It'll go on more clothes for dd.

Would I be unreasonable to find the grubby old tin full of pennies we take on holiday for the arcade games and leave £2.85 exactly in pennies on his bedside table? grin

Yes petty and yes lighthearted but it's fucked me off!

gallicgirl Sat 19-Nov-16 12:02:17

Is this your partner? It's a bit selfish. It's all family money here.

RedStripeLassie Sat 19-Nov-16 12:03:00

Sorry, yeah dh!

Trifleorbust Sat 19-Nov-16 12:03:07

Who are we talking about here?

Trifleorbust Sat 19-Nov-16 12:03:41

Your husband?!

I would simply ignore it.

MummytoLeoX Sat 19-Nov-16 12:05:04

I would do it but then again I am very petty grin

lanbro Sat 19-Nov-16 12:05:05

Are you actually kidding?! I wouldn't even ask a friend for that never mind mu husband but it's all family money in our house.

Saffronesque Sat 19-Nov-16 12:05:18

Could it be a misunderstanding? So he's just trying to make sure you knew how much p&P was & left you the receipt in case buyer wants tracking?

Ifailed Sat 19-Nov-16 12:05:36

You have not told us how your family finances are organised, so how can we tell - unless you just want a general agreement that all men are arseholes? In that case: LTB

AllTheBabies Sat 19-Nov-16 12:06:15

If it's your husband surely it's all the same money anyway!

Foxysoxy01 Sat 19-Nov-16 12:06:57

Oh dear he doesn't sound at all tight....hmm

I would take it out all in pennies and leave them on his pillow! Or alternatively tell him what a tight arse he is wink

BusStopBetty Sat 19-Nov-16 12:07:27

Cook the fucker dinner and serve it with the bill on the side. He'll then owe you. Perhaps then he'll see how ridiculous he's being.

MUjunkie Sat 19-Nov-16 12:09:30

Oh I'd definately leave it on his bedside in pennies grin

QueenArseClangers Sat 19-Nov-16 12:09:42

Is this the sweary pot smoking in a kids' park DH?

RedStripeLassie Sat 19-Nov-16 12:10:32

Definitely not a misunderstanding. He wants the cash. Finances are a bit haphazard.

jennifer86 Sat 19-Nov-16 12:12:15

Presumably you've included a postage cost in the eBay listing? Has the money gone into your account through PayPal? That is where the postage cost should be coming from. If not, then take it out of the profits of selling the clothes? The way he went about it was a bit PA but I really don't think he should be expected to just pay it.

Softkitty2 Sat 19-Nov-16 12:12:35

Really?! If couples choose to have seperate finances fair enough, but for £2.++ really?

KatharinaRosalie Sat 19-Nov-16 12:12:57

do you normally charge each other for 2.80?

Trifleorbust Sat 19-Nov-16 12:13:15

From your other posts, sounds like this is the least of your worries..!

Mumoftwoyoungkids Sat 19-Nov-16 12:16:02

I guess he needs the money for his drugs.

RedStripeLassie Sat 19-Nov-16 12:16:31

It's just a lighthearted ranty post.

Mynestisfullofempty Sat 19-Nov-16 12:18:53

I agree with jennifer86 Sat 19-Nov-16 12:12:15

Theoretician Sat 19-Nov-16 12:19:36

For me, the amount would be either repayable or not depending on how family finances were structured. If it were repayable, I'd ask for it regardless of whether it was 1p or 1000 pounds. And if not, not.

It would hurt my brain (make life more complicated) if I had to have an extra rule that said "in special cases where expenditure on category Y is less than £X, do not follow the usual rules, because you will be called a tight fuck-nugget." And I would be stressed trying to guess what £X was, as asking would mark me out as a fuck-nugget, and possibly there would additional anxiety wondering if there were different cut-offs for different categories of expenditure.

However I have complete accounts of all my expenditure (in about 20 categories) that go back to 1st of January 1995, so it's possible I don't think the same way as other people.

OurBlanche Sat 19-Nov-16 12:22:33

Whereas I find that level of separatism between couples terrifying!

Father insists mother of his child reimburses him the princely sum of £2.85 having posted something!

Ludicrous!

And yes, make stacks of pennies... tell him he is a twat!

TipBoov Sat 19-Nov-16 12:24:21

My husband would do the same, not expecting to be reimbursed, but just so I knew how much it cost, and had the receipt so that I knew where it was if I needed to track the parcel/claim with Royal Mail if it went missing etc.

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