today, i went through a whirlwind of emotions.
the husband decided to pop by leng kee to have a look at Subaru (we’ve been contemplating if we should get the car changed just before the coe prices soar) since we’ve practically looked at almost every possible brands and test driven all the cars we’ve been interested in recently (but still not convinced by).
I’ve always liked one particular model for a while now, and we finally test drove it today. It was fun! A lot of power from the engine, a lot of torque, and I was surprised to admit that I couldn’t find any fault with the design (interior and exterior) as I always do with the cars of other brands! Not to mention we really enjoyed how relax the salesperson was.
at first, it seemed that the husband wanted some sort of approval from me as the salesperson walked him through the cost. which i was supportive of course (i really enjoyed the ride).
but another moment when the husband mentioned that he also needed affirmation from his best friend before he could decide…i wondered if my opinion really mattered (or he just wanted both of us to reaffirm)
the next moment, he got me to test drive another car from another brand for my POV (since both cars cost about the same, but in my opinion, were extremely different in character)
shortly after when the salesperson of the 2nd car walked us though the payment scheme and mentioned that there wouldn’t be any or much topping-up from the husband’s current scheme; it looked as though the husband had almost made up his mind
thereafter while heading to town, he asked me about my choice of the 2 cars again, although I kept telling him that he should be the one deciding since he was going to drive it more and should not be making a decision based on my preference
20 minutes later, he called his best friend for a long discussion on both choices
10 minutes later he informed me that he decided he wasn’t going to change the car after all because he hadn’t realize that at the end of 7 years, he would be losing an additional $45K+ just changing to a new car, which could be used to buy me many Bottega and Chanel handbags instead (to which I replied it wasn’t like if he didn’t buy the car, I was going to get any of those mentioned bags anyway) and if he really wanted to save that sum of money, he would have to be mindful not to be spending it on other items
moments later, he reminded me how nearly 70% of his expenses are not spent on himself. i was a bit upset and frustrated of course, stating clearly that i’ve not once demand or expect him to pay for any of my purchases and that i fund myself for things i want to buy (which he agreed)
seconds follow, and he agreed but also highlighted how he’s been spending quite a sum of recent presents and holidays – to which i retort that they were all based on his initiatives, not mine.
to which i decided to end the randomly angsty conversation and maintain some silence between us…until dinner.
can u believe it? all the above over a decision whether to change a car? OMG! and its not even my decision to make!!!