Monday, July 13, 2009

Hush Money.

Newlywed Husband informed me Friday that he had purchased one of these:

{For those of you who don't know, this is a Vespa. The dealership Newlywed Husband runs also owns a Vespa store}.

He seems to think it will be fun to ride around the neighborhood, take to dinner, etc.

Let's review:
  • You have to wear a helmet that smashes your hair.
  • There is no air conditioning, and it's 114 degrees here 9 months out of the year.
  • I am so paranoid about getting carjacked/attacked/kidnapped that I refuse to even drive in my car without locking the doors...
  • Oh, and my attempts to take up cycling and dirtbike riding both ended in tears, so my track record with two wheeled vehicles isn't exactly stellar.
Needless to say, the Vespa purchase caused the biggest argument Newlywed Husband and I have had - ever. I don't think he should have to ask me for permission to buy things - he works hard to earn money and provide for our family, and if he wants to buy a toy, I have never had a problem with it in the past. (Remember the dirtbike purchase? He talked about buying it for months, and I never complained for one second).

The source of the argument was not that he bought the Vespa, but that he didn't involve me in the decision to spend a fairly significant amount of $$.

Strangely enough, the 1-year anniversary of when he proposed was yesterday... and this little number ended up in my closet:

He says it's an anniversary present.

I think it's hush money to get me to stop b*tching about the 2 wheeled deathtrap Vespa.

What was your biggest argument about with your significant other? Trust? $$$? Respect?

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Piper Jacquelyn said...

My boyfriend doesn't trust me with much - so it's the other way around. AKA, knows he will come home to a puppy, or a new expensive bag, or perhaps a sofa. I can't help myself.

And while I love love love Vespas, they are totally bad on the hair & heat situation. No thanks.

jen + ryan said...

ohhhhh you WOULD get a valentino purse!!!!!!!!!!! tell your husband to teach my husband the ways of the world...

and the biggest argument... hmm... having alcohol at our wedding. hehe :)

THE Stephanie said...

Oh my!! This was pretty funny!! We've had some doozies (LOL), but any big argument has always been about money.

*Love the purse, though. SCORE!

Cee said...

I have always wanted to live by the beach and drive a pink vespa...but I don't know if I would like it for non-beach driving. Cute bag!

We def fight...well not fight...but discuss $ a lot. We both just have very different views on spending.

FaithJ said...

We fight about money and... food. Yes, food. No one ever warns you in premarriage counseling that food/groceryshopping/allthecooking/whattocook is an atomic bomb ready to explode, three times a day. My newlywed hubby and I are celebrating our 1-year anniversary this Sunday! But I don't expect something as nice and as pricey as a handbag. You are a lucky girl!