so dh's review is coming up next week.... he mentioned something about the senior managers getting cars that are fully paid for (i.e registration, the actual car payments AND ALL FUEL costs covered). i said well, that's fantastic and he said no.. he wouldnt go for it. my obvious response was "why not?" and he said "oh because the car is automatic and will probably be a ford falcon (instead of the manual ford fairlane that he bought for $6000 and drives everyday). then he said he'll ask for what he wants and if he gets it, he'll go for it, if not then no.
and then i said "well what happens to your fairlane if you go for it?" and he said "oh i will still keep it, i'll keep it registered i just wont drive it"
what is the freaking point of that???? you mean we are going to have an extra car thats costing us $750 a year to just keep there plus what we are paying for it in loan repayments even though you have a fully paid for work car??????
i am UAV angry. this car was bought on LOAN. $6000 on LOAN + $750 a year in registeration + $220 a month in gas and he won't give it up and reap those savings for something as stupid as driving a manual versus automatic. we can sell the car and slash a good 5-6K off the loan, have an extra $3400 in savings every year (yearly cost of registration and gas). this is MADNESS. pure utter effing madness and nothing more.
and then.... get this (yes, it gets worse).... he had been wanting to buy a valiant (oh, it will only be our FOURTH car with ONE person in the house who has thier drivers license - WTF) and it costs about $2000. now, i agreed to this before we decided to just reign in and save and think more about the future instead of immediate gratification... and i told him about how much money we could save if we just pulled our shit together... and he said "yeah i agree la la la la" and well, what happens the next day? he keeps asking about when he is going to get this new valiant.
OMG. i'm not even speaking to him right now. i am that angry about his complete selfishness and not wanting to do whats best for his family at this moment in time. if someone offered me a pay rise AND an all expenses paid car - i'd JUMP at the oppurtunity. he's acting so childish... talk me out of not strangling him when he goes to sleep.