When people make YOU look bad. BG: My friend's DH is cheaper than cheap. Obessesively so. Everyone is out to get him, he knows better, and there is no reason to spend money on ANYTHING, EVER. He has coniptions when she or their son is sick, and needs to go to the dr., since they have a co-pay. It's "unnecessary" he never goes, nor do his parents (who he learned his cheap ways from), so therefore, none of them should go.
when she had her son, they went from 2 incomes, living on one, banking the other, to one income. they do ok, but there isn't much left over which drives him nuts.
So I have an awesome mechanic. No one else touches my car. Ever. She has a very old, rather carpy car, with a lot of miles and an almost 3 year old. He won't spend the money to replace the car until they can pay cash, which they can now, for somehting in the 15-16K price range. He WILL NOT have a loan. that is unacceptable.
So she's had some issues with her car not starting, and I sent her to my mechanic. the code was not showing it was the starter, so he didn't replace that. It died again yesterday, and it turns out it was indeed the starter. SO she's upset, and DH gets on the phone with both the mechanic and his wife, screaming at them. Because he had to spend money to fix the car. When really it hsould just be replaced. But he wont' do that. And had the mechanic replaced the starter from the get go, and that wasn't the issue, he would have screamed about that too, hwo it wasn't necessary to spend the $$ and so on.
I am so embarassed since I sent them to him in the first place, and I'm furious with her DH for making such a scene. But he does this anytime anything breaks, I guess he never got the memo that cars and houses sometimes need things done to them, which means spending $$.