Ooops...I only left him $2

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
June 5, 2008 1:01pm CST
Last night I needed to use our truck. S/o said to make sure he had enough gas to get to work today. I didn't know how much it would cost to put gas in it or how much I was going to use so I just reached in his pocket, pulled out some cash and left. I really didn't look to see how much was still in his pocket. I didn't use all the money I took but I also didn't think to put the change back before he left for work this morning. He called me from work to tell be he only had $2 to buy breakfast...oops! So he got a dish of eggs and nothing else...that will have to hold him over until 3:30. I kind of feel bad but I've also been telling him that the $10 a day he spends to buy breakfast, lunch, and drinks at work is a bit much for the budget. I really think he needs to pack but he says that too many people take food and spill things in the refrigerator there... Have you ever taken money and forgotten to return it, leaving your other half short? Or has your other done the same to you?
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• United States
5 Jun 08
This Family Eats Together - All the kitties gathered round supper
Whoops is right! Poor dear, only eggies! I will stand by you any day in saying he needs to get a grip and bring a lunch with him. Maybe if you could show him on paper how much money you would need to budget if you each paid $10.00 a meal for every meal you ate each week. It may be a stunning revelation! Blessed Be~Donna
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Eh...tried that already. To him it's easier spend money than to deal with the hassle of bringing his own . I've gone as far as pointing out that if we moved closer to his job and he packed his lunch...and a few other minor things, the savings would more than cover a monthly rental payment. He'll be fine with just eggs lol...he keeps saying he needs to lose weight anyway and I can't get him to take walks with me!
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I really haven't ever shorted him like that, but I did take all of the change in his truck to pay for my newspaper and then he didn't have any change for the toll roads lol. But he didn't get mad or anything. Wow, does your husband really spend ten dollars a day on food? I would have to kill mine if he did. He eats breakfast at home and I usually pack his lunch for him as long as he takes the children to school.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Yep, sadly he really does spend that much when he's working days. He won't get up in time to eat breakfast at home and a whole breakfast from the cafeteria costs $5. He eats lunch during a shorter break so he only spends $2-$3 for that and he quit bringing his own sodas and has to pay vending macine prices for them. It's ridiculous but he won't listen...at least he'll be going from 10 day shifts a month to 5.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
5 Jun 08
My husband use to be just like that, until I yelled because he would spend $30 a week on eating out and another $35-40 on junk like soda, candy, chips and whatnot. Guess mine doesn't like to be yelled at lol
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
5 Jun 08
hahaha I do that all the time. I handle our finances now and when I am in a rush to get my son off to school I think I'm giving him a $10 or $20 to last a few days but it ends up being only $5 at most. It doesn't bother him though. Sometimes I have forgotten to give him money period and he has gone without lunch a few times. He comes home really hungry and I rush to cook him dinner LOL I'm glad he doesn't get angry about it!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Jun 08
My ex-hubby let me handle our finances...he'd literally sign over his paycheck and I'd pay everything. It was a great system. Every Friday he got his money for gas and smokes...but only after we did the grocery shopping lol! What didn't go to bills was left in our account for either of use to use as needed...provided we discussed it first, unless it was something minor. He was good about packing lunches and snacks so it all worked out.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I tried to encourage my hubby to take his lunch to work but he wasn't having it. Fruits he will take but not sandwiches LOL oh well at least he takes the fruit sometimes.
@neelygal (1022)
• Bahamas
5 Jun 08
Dont worry about doing this,lol.I do it all the time to my husband,who gets mad but has learnt not to make any noise because he doesnt want me to get angry because that would mean no cooked food for at least a week,lol.Oh well,I hope all you ladies dont treat your men like me Im bad,lol.Yesterday,i robbed my hsband.When he left for work yesterday he had $300 in his drawer.Now he has $50,lol.Thankfully he hasnt checked it yet so its still a secret,lol.Hopefully I can put his salary this week in there before he checks stock.What I have started to do now though is make a list of where the money goes just in case he wants to start an argument about it.Your husband will only appreciate dinner tonight all the more,lol.He will be starving.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Wow... I'd never get away with snitching that much money! (would be nice though lol) Speaking of dinner for him...he'll be home very soon so I should get something started!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Jun 08
If he dislikes the dirty fridge from coworkers spills tell him to pack a lunch etc into a small cooler then. It will kepp the food fresh and clean and sticky free as well. This will greatly save a lot of cash each month as well as opposed to $300 a month for his lunches and breakfasts bought out and not taken with him. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Jun 08
LOL...I know, I know! Luckily he only works 10 day shifts a month and that will drop to 5 now that he's going back to 12's after this weekend...but still, $50 for 5 days of food is a lot of money.
• United States
6 Jun 08
If you're on a budget, then spending about $2,500 a year for breakfast, lunch & drinks at work is quite a bit. Perhaps buy him a little cooler with the freezer packs and pack lunch and drinks in it. A few dollars should be enough fo breakfast, if you can't find him something good to pack for breakfast (or eat breakfast at home before work) I understand what he means by people taking food that doesn't belong to them at work, it happens (and those that steal lunches should be fired...it's just like stealing on the job) I pack my lunch in a cooler with a couple of drinks, go outside at lunchtime get my lunch and either bring it into the lunchroom or drive to the park and enjoy nice having lunch and reading a book (or sometimes just knitting) Yes, I often take $$ from my hubhy's pants pocket and find out later that I left him $5 when he needed much more...he is pretty good about making sure I have enough money with me to get everything I need when I leave for work.
@Elixiress (3893)
6 Jun 08
No I have never done that as if I want to borrow money from my boyfriend I ask him and he gives me what he can. There was once I lent my boyfriend money and I didn't have money left to get a bottle of water as I didn't want to break into £10 at the end of the week. I have odd habits like that.
• China
6 Jun 08
suppose your spouse were in China.two dollars for a breakfast is pretty too much.just joking.^~^
@Odamashin (434)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
I don't have that kind of experience in my life because I make sure that I always have extra money with me as well as my partner. It's okay to spend money for food for him to do his job and work...
• India
6 Jun 08
after understanding the coversation and situation here she sould keep the channge in his pocket then he will be able to get the lunch
@chertsy (3804)
• United States
6 Jun 08
He will learn, with times getting tough on everyone. Maybe he can get a cooler and when he goes to eat, just go out to his car and eat there. He's lucky he had 2 dollars to get something to eat with. If gas prices keeps going up, he will have spider webs in his wallet after gas is paid. He can pack foods that doesn't require to be heated, or if they do. It's not hard to walk to the car, get it out of the cooler, walk back in and heat and eat. My husband works in a office where the other people are very sloppy and don't clean the fridge. He said he cleaned it and told everyone if they don't keep it clean, he was going to start throwing out their foods. Well, they took the hint and keep it clean.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
I don't have a spouse to have done that to. However I have accidentally given people picking things up for me not quite enough money. For lunches if theres no fridge access...I'd suggest taking those soup to go's they make an awesome quick lunch and I've found they really aren't that expensive when you compare it to what you might pay for things in a restaurant.
@palonghorn (5485)
• United States
5 Jun 08
my work and what it lead too - i work for the forstry
Since we both work and have seperate accounts, that usually isn't a problem. I have forgotten to give him his change from him asking me to run an errand for him, but it didn't leave him short of cash, and he either tells me just keep it or I lay it on the dresser when I realize that I forgot to give it to him.
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Yeah I grabbed a few bucks out of the hubby's pocket once to pay the pizza guy and was going to put it back after I went out later that night. I fell asleep, he didn't know and off to work he went... and ran out of gas. I felt soooo bad but he was really cool about it. I'm a lucky lady.