Originally Posted by mafoofan
It never ceases to amaze me how many people visit internet forums, largely consisting of others' writings, only to not actually read anything.
I never said it was going to cost $2,000.
The entire purpose of the visit was to do a special order for a wallet in a particular color. Your choice to paint me as ungrateful or unappreciative ignores this fact, as well as the nature of marriage. "Gifts" between us are not so much the result of one spouse's generosity with his or her own money (as we share everything), but an expression of affection and caring.
I'm glad that your wallet from 1996 is still holding up, but I have no clue what that has to do with anything.
I actually read the entire post. I had no clue how much the wallet cost until someone else pointed it out.
I was not painting you as ungrateful. My point was that this was quite a generous gift and instead of making the lives of my spouse and myself difficult, I would have just chosen one from stock and enjoyed it. It would have been so simple...."Wow, when I came in I was deadset on dark green, but now that I have seen this color, I actually prefer it!"
My quite extensive marriage experience tells me this would have been an effective tactic, rather than insisting on the custom color which they obviously did not want to sell me.
Just my take on things.