June 20, 2010

See Here's The Thing: He Spent All Of His Money On Dumb Shit

Honestly, I don't care if my honey ain't got no money. I don't care if he turns his pockets inside out and frowns like a hobo down on his luck. I don't even care if he has to break his piggy bank open with a sledgehammer to buy a package of Ramen noodles. WHATEVER!

However, I DO have a problem if he does have money but just spends all of it on dumb shit he can't really afford. He'll show off his new extravagant purchase then in the same breath lament that he's all "tapped out" and can't afford to grab a slice of pizza for dinner.

It's like he has no self-control when it comes to buying toys. When he can't pay his rent but he's bragging about his new Xbox, shit ain't right. When he can't afford to go on a quick getaway with me for the weekend, but can buy yet ANOTHER monitor for his computer, it makes me get those squiggly lines of frustration like I'm an angry cartoon.

I don't care what he does with his money, but it affects me because he's needlessly broke all the time. At first, I'll try to accommodate it and suggest we go on some low-cost dates but there are only so many times I can eat take out from Taco Bell then sit in a park. Somehow I'll end up paying for us to go to nicer places (which he can't afford because he just upgraded his iPhone so he's broke until his next paycheck.)

He doesn't need to have an Excel spreadsheet with all of his purchases for the month, but a little money management would go a long way. That's all I'm saying.


Mark said...

Or when they spend $100 a week on gifts for other people and bitch about how they don't have money for food. That gnaws at my nerves like no other "I make my own problems" bitching.

Colin said...

This is one of those "he's just not that into you" situations...

If you've expressed interest in going on trips, or not eating at combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell ; and he's still upgrading his iphone (or not finding a higher paying job that will support you AND his lifestyle) than he just doesn't care about you, and cares more about his stuff.

Anna said...

That's possible. I also think that he's just really immature.

Diane said...

Thank. You.
Preach it.

Jaime said...

A friend and I were JUST talking about this. On a date (in which the guy did the asking, chose the place AND the time) he asked her to split the check at the end of the night...then proceeded to take her with him while he went shopping for new toys (as in Toys R Us) for himself.

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