Adam hates my spending. He says I bring us down all the time with the way I shop too much and get too many traffic tickets. I didn’t help my case when I applied for a credit card one morning and got a traffic ticket that afternoon. I kid you not. I carried around these two things for weeks before I actually told Adam. I found the courage to say something on the day he was going out gambling with his brother. As he kissed me goodbye, I asked him how much money he was bringing with him to AC. I didn’t care about this at all really, I just needed his total to sound like a lot of money so that when I would tell him about the $500 in charges between my ticket and my new credit card with purchases already on it -- it wouldn’t piss him off completely. He told me he was bringing half-a-grand and turned to walk out the door. Bad at math it took a sec for me to realize we had equal spends! As he pulled the door closed behind him I yelled “I got pulled over and applied for a credit card and put a couple of bucks on it already.” The door whooshed back open and he popped his head in “what did you just say?” I quickly replied - “oh nothing…I’ll tell you later. Go have fun! Hurry! Your brother is waiting for you.” He left still unaware and I felt better knowing I had admitted my two offenses. I can’t help that he hadn't heard me – the big secret was off my small chest. I’ll deal with him seeing the credit card statement and the car insurance bill inflate later -for now, I was hoping he’d win big.
Fines, fees and finally free
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