|Me and Michael when we were |
dating at the wee age of 21 or 22.
Yesterday was his 32nd birthday, so we went to our favorite restaurant then we went shopping so he could get some clothes. Oh mercy, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. He's so embarrassing to shop with, but it was his birthday, so I conceded.
He had an undershirt on underneath his shirt (obviously, right), so he took his button-up shirt off in the middle of the store to try on another one. Oh goodness. Then he left his old shirt on the table with all of the other folded up button-up shirts while he walked around the store with the new shirt on and tucked in looking for a jacket to go with it. So I rushed over there to make sure no one picked it up to look at it. Oy vey. Then he joked with the sales lady asking her if they had any boxers for him to try on.
So then he finally decided on two pair of pants and a shirt (I threw a shirt in for myself, too). So as we're walking up to the register he says to the sales guy, "I'll buy all of this if you give it to me for $x (at about a 30% discount)."
What the what! Excuse me, did you just ask for a discount at a big corporate chain store? You do know that this isn't a mom and pop place, right? I immediately grabbed my phone and started checking into Facebook so that I didn't have to look up. I couldn't complain because it was his birthday. Ugh! (It's not his birthday today.) ;)
|8 1/2 years ago|
So he went to use his debit card.....and it was DECLINED! WHAT the EF!! I promise we have the money in the bank, but our damn, low-tech bank has a really low daily limit of what you can spend on your debit card without authorization, and it was over the limit. (Thanks Dave Ramsey ELP!) So we tried my debit card....declined. Oh gosh, where was the nearest exit! We tried half on my card and half on his....declined. Are you freakin' kidding me! We tried part cash and part debit....declined.
|Pregnant with #2|
We finally agreed to pick it up the next day. I.wanted.to.die. He's lucky I love him a lot. He's also a pretty great catch, so I can't complain. ;) (Love you, baby.) In the end it wasn't that big of a deal, and we laughed about it all the way home.
We also agreed to switch banks. 4% interest is hard to pass up, but is it worth that kind of embarrassment? I don't know. It might be. We are pretty cheap.