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TotorosOcarnina Thu 09-Dec-10 08:50:03

< < shock / horror > > .....*change?!?*

We ran out of bread last night so asked him to stop at the shop and get a loaf so I can have brekkie (can only eat toast in morning)

He had 3 10ps a 20p and a 5p.

I had nothing on me except an emergency £20 not for gas/electric.

So raided the penny tup and got another £1 in 5ps.

He looked at me like I was mad and asked if I couldn't wait till he got back and we'd go to the vilage shops (a 20 min walk) with the card.

Which means I wouldn't get brekkie till lunch time as we have shopping to do!!
Its change FGS the shop would probably be grateful for it!!

I said its not like your going in there with a palm full of apple pips trying to swap them for a loaf!!

bruxeur Thu 09-Dec-10 08:51:24

Not at all. I love getting rid of change.

Louii Thu 09-Dec-10 08:54:32

Must be a man thing, I always count out the change but DP will use a note, drives me mad!

marriednotmulled Thu 09-Dec-10 08:55:21

It's ok for you to look like you've raided the penny jar, but for a bloke it's a no no. So says DH hmm
<swipes at DHs head>

TragicallyHip Thu 09-Dec-10 08:56:41

No he is mad! Could you not have gone tho?

TotorosOcarnina Thu 09-Dec-10 08:56:45

Whats wrong with swiping the penny jar though Mr Married??
OK if I gave him a pag of pennies then I can see his point (almost) but nice shiney 5ps?? surely not?!

stickersarecurrency Thu 09-Dec-10 08:56:58

As long as he wasn't planning to stand at the front of a long queue and spend ten minutes rifling through his wallet mumbling about how he's sure there's another 2p in there somewhere - no problem.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 09-Dec-10 08:57:13


He'd rather have a hungry wife than (^possibly^) have a shopkeeper think 'ooh, he's had to raid the change pot' hmm

TotorosOcarnina Thu 09-Dec-10 08:57:20

Tragicallyhip he is dropping the kids off at school and walks past the sjhops.

mumof2teenboys Thu 09-Dec-10 09:03:07

My oh did this a while ago in boots, the thing we needed was 99p, so I gave them the correct change. He asked me if we were poorhmm

TragicallyHip Thu 09-Dec-10 09:03:45

Oh I see, tell him he is a sod!

Most shops welcome change anyway, saves them going to the bank to get it smile

thumbplumpuddingwitch Thu 09-Dec-10 09:06:31

Don't see the problem. DH has a "thing" about using all his loose and small change rather than paying with a note and getting any more change - so he'll happily stand in a queue counting out the small silver rather than handing over a fiver and getting on with it. That's just as annoying, tbh, if I'm with him at the time.

thesecondcoming Thu 09-Dec-10 09:09:23

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LittleMissHoHoHoFit Thu 09-Dec-10 09:10:19

Kill him.


thumbplumpuddingwitch Thu 09-Dec-10 09:10:31

Sorry - when I said "don't see the problem" I meant I don't see HIS problem, not the OP's! I can see the OP's problem all too clearly - her DH was having a knob moment!

craftynclothy Thu 09-Dec-10 09:16:50

My dh will quite willingly pay with all the change. I'm the one that doesn't like it...I worry that the price will have gone up 5p since I was last in and I won't have enough blush

LadyintheRadiator Thu 09-Dec-10 09:20:55

YANBU, did he go in the end? I hate paying with change but only because I want it in my piggy bank blush

NigellaPleaseComeDineWithMe Thu 09-Dec-10 09:23:27

There are legal limits of coins -if its 5ps OK but less the shop could refuse the money!

I doubt any shops would and your OH should just use up the change.


In England and Wales the £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes are legal tender for payment of any amount. However, they are not legal tender in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Coins are legal tender throughout the United Kingdom for the following amount:

£5 (Crown) - for any amount

£2 - for any amount

£1 - for any amount

50p - for any amount not exceeding £10

25p (Crown) - for any amount not exceeding £10

20p - for any amount not exceeding £10

10p - for any amount not exceeding £5

5p - for any amount not exceeding £5

2p - for any amount not exceeding 20p

1p - for any amount not exceeding 20p

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 09-Dec-10 10:08:21

Of course YANBU, he was. I do drive my dH demented by trying to use the right money rather than have a kilo of shrapnel in my purse.
He, on the other hand, will use whatever paper money he has then dump the coins somewhere for DD to get her grubby little mitts on. She is really sticky fingered and had about 14 euros of coins in ridiculously small denominations. And she knew to the cent how much there was.

marriednotmulled Thu 09-Dec-10 10:30:06

It's the judgey pants factor- ooh, only got shrapnel, you must be really broke.

A penny pinching man is somehow seen as worse than a female 'being careful' in a blokes opinion apparently.

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