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to think that if we've enough cash for dp to smoke, drink and go to the pub twice a week...

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fryalot Fri 12-Sep-08 18:38:00

I can buy a handbag for £8.00 without him bringing it up every day for three weeks?



Lazarou Fri 12-Sep-08 18:39:45

I know what you mean. I bought a pair of new jeans a few weeks back and dh was a bit hmm until my mum asked him how much he spent on fags every week.

He soon shut his stupid gob

twoluvlykids Fri 12-Sep-08 18:41:39

only £8.00?? Can't see the problem myself. Would be different if it was £80.00, or £800.00!!! Men! Pah!

fryalot Fri 12-Sep-08 18:42:40

it was because I had just finished telling him how skint we were, then I came out of the shop

So, to be fair, he was probably right to be a bit hmm

But he hasn't stopped going on about it ever since!

frumpygrumpy Fri 12-Sep-08 18:42:51

Next time nick it out his wallet and tell him you got it in the charity shop for 50p. <<fg slaps her own hand>>

lollipopmother Fri 12-Sep-08 18:46:08

How many packets of fags does he smoke a week? I'd start banging on about it every day for 3 weeks until he got the hint that £8 on a bag that you actually get to use for years is far better than spending money you haven't got on giving yourself cancer.

BouncingTurtle Fri 12-Sep-08 18:50:41

I would be inclined to slap him with said handbag.

£8? That's 2 packets of fags for him - and how long will they last? Not as long as your handbag... And handbags are absolutely essential!

So in conclusion, he is BVVVVU.

ethanchristopher Fri 12-Sep-08 18:52:01

its not even 2 packets of fags!!!

its like 1 and nearly 2!!

BouncingTurtle Fri 12-Sep-08 18:58:58

Well I was just guessing, I don't smoke!

yummymummy1405 Fri 12-Sep-08 19:28:52

hehehe sounds like y dh apart from teh smoking etc with him its his fish tanks!!!

ScottishMummy Fri 12-Sep-08 19:30:52

i wouldnt flinch at £8,blimey that is a few coffee's and bun in starbuck.piccies of bag please?

lulumama Fri 12-Sep-08 19:32:26

YANBU squonkalicious

i agree with frumpy too

pub twice a week is at least £8 before you add on fags.

fryalot Fri 12-Sep-08 19:36:50

glad to know I was right all along wink

lulu - thanks for being angry on my behalf on that other thread.

Perhaps I did go a tad over the top, but I was just shock that she would consider it!

lulumama Fri 12-Sep-08 19:37:45

you are welcome smile

ScottishMummy Fri 12-Sep-08 19:41:44

aye bampot,all that lord rattle out the pram hissy fit

fryalot Fri 12-Sep-08 19:43:15

ah, SM me old mucker grin

ScottishMummy Fri 12-Sep-08 19:45:33

aye whit ye wantin hen?wee blether?ah'm haeing ma friday bevvy.rattle tattle MN, waitin on ma man get home

Twelvelegs Fri 12-Sep-08 19:46:04

My Dh is a fairly 'spendy' sort of bloke who takes his card/cash out whenever suits him and yet if I made the same purchases without him there's a small ruffle of his feathers. It never stops me and we don't talk about it (I occasionally rant about it) but I prefer him to think I don't notice!!
If I were you I would make a sneaky tally of his spending at the pub and on cigarettes and then show him a picture of your next purchase of equal value. perhaps he'll give up??

fryalot Fri 12-Sep-08 19:48:20

I've just given him £30 for tonight and tomorrow. I was wondering whether when we're out tomorrow lunchtime I should just let him see me buying £30's worth of clothes and see what he says...

ScottishMummy Fri 12-Sep-08 19:49:48

bags are my tell us about this splendiferous

SammyK Fri 12-Sep-08 19:52:08

I like twelvelegs idea squonk grin


Dropdeadfred Fri 12-Sep-08 19:52:09

Squonk - what is the £30 for exactly?!?!?!?

fryalot Fri 12-Sep-08 19:52:50

twas an over shouldery large-ish black bag from peacocks.

I'd been after one for AAAAAAAGES and when I saw it, I absolutely had to have it.

So i conveniently forgot the "we're skint we have to stop spending money" lecture I'd just given dp and bought it.

Wherein lies the problem, I suspect.

But hey, my bag is wonderfully splendiferous, I can fit everything in it and it has a nice wide strap so it doesn't dig into my shoulder.

fryalot Fri 12-Sep-08 19:54:08

fred - he's off to Robin Hoods Bay tonight with his mate that he used to work with (hopefully sooner or later his mate will say "hey, there's a job for you" but tbh he goes for the beer and the jolly) and his weekly jaunt to the pub tomorrow night.

Have told him he needs to seriously think about not going out every week for a bit...

Dropdeadfred Fri 12-Sep-08 19:57:41

£30 out of the family weekly budget is ALOT to spend in the pub...I know he is probably feeling down but £30.....

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