I really need to get Alan onto that "Extreme Cheapskates" reality show! He has got to be the only husband around who, when I say "I have errands to run" actually hears "I have plans to spend all of our hard-earned money on things that we don't need and leave us destitute and living in a van down by the river."
I mean, I work too. Sometimes, I am even working two jobs (though I secretly love working concessions, I don't tell him that because it would rob me of the times I get to say "For crying out loud, I slave away, working TWO JOBS, so that I can buy things we don't need..."). So what if I have such a great membership with Overstock.com that all my shipping is free? I mean, it's free of a monetary charge - but unless my packages come when the hubby is NOT at home, I have to pay the price of hearing him gripe.
What can I say? I like to shop. I like to give gifts, I like my kids to have high thread-count sheets, and what the heck - I needed MORE shoe BOXES - to store stuff in.