So my fiancé and I just bought a house. We tried to be prepared before move in, but of course, you notice things you need or want once you have everything else set up.
One of those was an ottoman for our couch. We didn’t opt for a love seat or anything like that as the living room is kind of small, and the previous owners seemed to have way too much furniture in there, making it feel even smaller. Eventually we’re gonna get some accent chairs, but we don’t have visitors very often and the dining room is open to the living room, so we could always sit in there if we need extra seating for the time being.
On friday, I told my fiancé I was gonna go to the neighboring county to price some ottomans, some other things we need, etc. I invited him to come along if he wished. Our county and the neighboring county is separated by a very long bridge that only has two lanes; one going south and one going north. Neighboring county is super busy (has a naval base [and the majority of people who work on it live in our county because it’s cheaper], every store you could think, etc) always a lot of traffic, and despite being 20 minutes from our house, it could still take you 45 minutes to get over there or come back depending on traffic. He’s well aware that when I go over there, I hit every store I can to prevent going back for a while.
So he comes with me. On the way over, he asked what’s the purpose. Uh, an ottoman, pricing stuff for the back yard, couple other minor things, getting out of the house for a bit, etc.
We’re over there for an hour and a half, hit three stores and I mentioned I’d like to go to a clothing store so I can check their clearance racks for a new job I’m starting.
Well, he’s not interested in going there. He’d rather go home. There’s no need for him to come to the store with me, why can’t I just do that without him, we’re in his car so we’re going home. Well, I had every intention on coming here without you. I extended the invitation, you said yes. I told him that next time he won’t be getting an invite and I’ll just do what I want. He said he wouldn’t have come had he known we wouldn’t just be going to the furniture stores, that’s why he asked the purpose of the trip. He continues on and on about how I’m so insistent on getting everything out of the way in one day when it’s not necessary, every time were in neighboring county I stop everywhere. Because I hate coming over here and I want to get everything out of the way so I don’t have to come back! He knows this! This is the second time he’s done this to me in 2 weeks, and we have to keep going back over there because apparently an hour and a half is our cutoff mark and we have to look for certain items and only those certain items.
He’s not even allowed to tell me that it’s about money (or being apprehensive about all these new bills we have) either because on the way home, we stopped at a thrift store where he spent 340 dollars on a coffee table and two end tables. We already have end tables, all we needed was an ottoman. And I’d never pay that much for 3 tables. Not to mention, there are still things that we actually NEED
The whole thing is still grating me. Would have been cheaper and less annoying had he just stayed at home. Lesson learned.