Today DH and I had some interesting and intellectually challenging conversation on the way to Costco. You see, DH often thinks he is right.
By often, I mean always. And I must admit that he is knowledgeable in a lot of different things, in which I don't even pretend to have knowledge in. Usually, if I don't know the answer I say "I don't know" whereas DH usually pulls some retarded answer out of his....well you know where.
So in the car Aaron asks if more air came out of the vent when it was on high vs low, to which I said yes, and DH says no. DH proceeded to fervently argue his case giving analogies about pipes and water and the like. I, however, believed that if the fan was pushing air out at a faster rate, then of course, more air would be coming out. DH continued to disagree wholeheartedly, and starting talking about molecules, and other technical sounding information, at which point I knew his theory was faltering and he was just trying to talk big in order to try to confuse me. This probably works for him in some cases. Anyway, after having this conversation we went straight into the following one...
We've been considering areas in our budget that we could cut back on or cut out in order to save more money.....
Me: maybe we could cut out the bug spraying (we get the outside of our house sprayed every 2 months to avoid bugs coming in the house...DH hates ants and I hate spiders).
Me: That would save about $300 (it's $54 every 2 months)
DH: Um, I beg to differ...it would be more like $600 dollars
In my head I'm thinking...well I know I'm bad at math, but I'm pretty sure it's $300
Me: Um, no if it's $54 every 2 months or every other month, wouldn't that be $300
DH: No, it's $600
Me: huh? How do your figure, if it's about $50 x 6 months, 5x6=30....that's $300 dollars.
DH: No.... say we start in January, that would be $50 (for simplicity's sake), then in March, if we're adding, it would be $100, then in May it would be $150, then in July it's $200....
At this point I'm laughing inside because I know I'm right and when DH gets to the end of his brilliant example that he is going to see the error of his ways, and it is going to be sweet victory for me... whaahaahaa
DH continues: then in September it will be $250
I can't believe he's still counting, he must know that he is wrong by now
DH continues: then in November it will be $300
It's small victories such as this that keep me going :) He will not live this one down....for a very very long time.
And by "very long time", I mean probably not ever.
3 months ago