...I asked Steve how much the grocery shopping came to yesterday and he said "about £50" which was fair enough 'cos he moved a fiver over to cover the extra at the end of last week.
I asked him to check through the order one last time and add the substitution voucher to it, which he said he did, then the conversation went like this:
Steve: "they're throwing a wobbler about the toilet rolls. They're saying the ones on our order are out of stock so are suggesting Andrex rolls instead"
Me: "Oh right, they're gonna be a lot more expensive 'cos they're a big brand name though. How much are the Andrex rolls?"
S: "Getting on for £9"
M: "There's no way I can afford that! Maybe have a look for a smaller pack and see how much they are?"
Steve goes and has a look.
S: "They've got a pack of 9 super soft rolls for just over £3"
M: "There's nothing cheaper?"
M: "We'd best get 2 of those then"
Steve adds them to the basket and checks out.
S: "It's cheaper than original taking off the voucher and including the delivery"
M: "Coolies! How much is it now?"
S: "I've taken off my sausages too, 'cos there are already 2 packs in the freezer"
M: "How much was it before?"
M: "I'd best go in and take my stuff off then to take it to below the £50 absolute limit we had for this week"
I log in and tinker around to find a pack of 9 toilet rolls for £1.95, add them to the basket and take off the ones Steve found, then check out.
M: "It's £49.50 all in now"
S: "Oh right, cool"
Maybe it's just me but "about £50" means pennies over instead of very nearly £3 over!!
You're supposed to be able to trust your partner but that and so many other things mean that I no longer do. At all.