My van needs work. The estimate was close to two thousand dollars.
He said he would pay half of it.
I already got the brakes taken care of, and he did indeed pay for half of that.
Now I need to get a part in the transmission replaced and a blower for the heat and A/C replaced.
A couple of days ago, I brought up getting the repairs done and that he had said he would pay for half of it. He told me that he didn’t have the money for the repairs. After all, he had to pay taxes and pay for supplies for his business.
I told that when he did this to me, that when he didn’t support me financially, it really hurt me, that it made me feel like I don’t matter to him. (I was very calm and I was trying to be open and honest with him.)
He said, very sarcastically, do I matter to you?
So I simply repeated what I said, that it hurt me very much when he didn’t support me financially.
He didn’t say anything for a long time and just kept on doing what he was doing. I was beginning to think he wasn’t going to answer me at all.
Then he went over to his desk and came back.
He pretty much flung several hundred dollar bills down where I was sitting and said, very pout-y, very sarcastically, I hope you feel better.
And then he left, saying he had to go see a customer.
I hurt all day long.
I didn’t want to hurt all day long. I didn’t want his actions to have that power over me. But they did.
He came back after a little bit, and he talked about what his customer said and local gossip and stuff. He seemed happy and cheerful all day long and I wanted to scream.
What he did was not what I asking for from him. I was asking for loving care, for tender financial support, not having my request thrown at me – literally.