Well, not kill in the literal sense, but I really wanted to scream loudly yesterday during our shopping trip to find a new TV stand. As we all know, unless you are independently wealthy, or the recipient of some priceless antiques (I am neither), most of the furniture you can buy these days for an affordable sum is particle board and bailing wire assembled. Even during the conversation with the lady who was helping us, she lamented that it is unusual to find real wood furniture anymore.
After making our choice of TV stand and getting the Suburban ready for loading, my husband decided that it was imperative that he put the bar across the back of the cargo area and then bungie cord the cabinet to the bar. Mind you, we were not going on the Oregon Trail, and all the streets around here are paved. With the exception of one of those damn speed bumps, it was all pretty smooth wherever we were going to be driving.
As he grunted and groaned and attempted to strap down that already heavy stand, that's when it happened. I had tried to tell him that it was probably not necessary because it "wasn't going anywhere" but he is of the mindset that he knows better than EVERYONE ELSE, so just as I was turning around to warn him that he was leaning on the glass of the door....CRACK! There it went.
I am not a screamer, and because I have fibromyalgia I try to keep my stress level down because it just makes me feel worse. So, I kept quiet until he said to me, "You don't have to act mad", "I'm OK, don't worry about me" followed by "It was just an accident", and I couldn't keep my opinion to myself any longer. I told him the reason I was mad was because he wouldn't listen to me and that we couldn't even get out of the parking lot of the store before he ****ed up what we'd just bought!
This isn't an isolated incident. He is routinely not careful with things. His actions show me that he is more interested in doing something faster than anyone else. His ego is going to be his undoing. Today, I had to order a new piece of glass to go in the door. So, our not-so-inexpensive TV stand just got $10 more expensive, and all because he is ALWAYS RIGHT. Not.