By habsgurl0622 - This FML is from back in 2012 but it's good stuff - United States - Piedmont

Today, I realized the only reason why my boyfriend spends the night with me is because my house is closer to his job than his, and so he saves money on gas. FML
I agree, your life sucks 26 270
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It might be an important reason, but definitely not the only. You can't forget about the sex, good ol' sex.


MrSnoopyJ 1

With gas prices these days, he is quite smart.

Sex + Saving money = No problems here.

I'm not even gonna lie, l used to do the same thing before we moved in together. You save money and spend time with your significant other!

Laurenlou 24

I see this as a win-win. Op likes spending the time with her boyfriend and he saves gas!

zuzupetalsYO 11

Probably free food and laundry service too. Heh heh

iTsbSkuLLy 8

Where I live gas is 3.09 buckaroos per gallon. Just like 1 said "Smart" , I probably would have done the same thing.

If you think about it, OP's not really saving money by going to his girlfriends house, then having to go all the way back.

He probably doesn't go back to his own house every day, 51--otherwise, I'd agree. That wouldn't save money.

Geez. Where i live, gas is like 3.89 i think.

Gas just passed $4 here in Connecticut!

Gas passed $4 here a long time ago. Great economy huh?

Smart and maybe, with the extra money he saves, he might treat you to a nice dinner/date night as thank you for letting him stay over so much.

I do that too.... I don't see why it's a bad thing

It's at 4.80 where I live in California. :(

I'm dreading the $4 point! Right now my gas prices in Oklahoma range from $3.43-3.79. Gas is such an evil necessity. I live in a town where there really isn't public transportation, so it's either drive or walk.

128, I let my boyfriend sleep over all the time because his work is only 3 miles away from my place. I really believe we are missing parts of the conversation the Original Poster and her boyfriend. For all we know, it could be one reason why and that's what she focused on.

TorturedXeno 27

Very economical. And jerkish, too.

Psych101 9

Actually, I don't know if it's really that jerkish. From the way the FML was worded, it sounded like OP's boyfriend never said that was his reason. Instead, it sounded like that's what OP thought, which could just mean she's slightly paranoid. If OP had a legitimate reason to think that, however, then it is pretty jerkish.

If it's the only reason, then yes, he is a jerk.

KawiRacer69 5

how is he a jerk? the money he saves on gas he probably spends on buying her shit she wants

Psych101 9

54- He would be a jerk because he's basically staying with her to save money, not to help build their relationship. And the key word in your comment was probably. We don't know what he does with it.

HeyArnold91 8

If he's saving money on gas then he can spend it on OP so she should be happy

Psych101 9

70- I wasn't saying that he can't spend it on OP, I was just saying that we don't know what he does with it. If he does spend it on her, then this shouldn't even be an FML. But we can't tell with just the information given.

I do the same thing

Yeah, I'm really curious how she "realized" this. Was he dumb enough to tell her it? Or did she go "I live closer to his work than his house... OMG HES ONLY SPENDING TIME WITH ME CAUSE ITS CLOSER TO WORK WHAT A DOUCHEBAG!!!!!"

Times are hard Op calm down.

It might be an important reason, but definitely not the only. You can't forget about the sex, good ol' sex.

Exactly. Now perhaps he has enough time to do it before he goes to work, which should make them both happy.

Inheritance 10

At least you can say he's not doing it for sex necessarily.

iseyixes 18

Exactly who cares the real reason he's there, just let him make you come and be happy. Win win.

hopsinlove17 26

Wow. Economy efficient, and an asshole. Sorry OP:(

hopsinlove17 26

My comment is pretty similar to 2. Sorry guys. We posted at the same time

Psych101 9

21- It's okay, we're not mad,

I mean how can we condemn a little baby holding what seems to be a little bunneh. I love bunnehs.

hopsinlove17 26

Thanks guys^_^

These may be the most understanding and kind comments I've ever seen on an FML. Bravo to you all, you have warmed my heart.

*thumbs down* Love is not allowed on FML

Stop letting him sleepover!

Why? That way, it would be a lose-lose.

With gas prices so high it's hard to blame him.

In ireland gas is anywhere from 16-26 US dollars a gallon. Quit whining.

unknown_user5566 26

44- That does seem outrageous, but I'm curious, what is minimum wage there? That likely has a lot to do with it. In AZ gas is about $3.60 right now, but minimum wage is only $7.35 an hour.

Wow, minimum wage in Canada is $10.25

KiddNYC1O 20

I'd love to pay only 3.60/gal these days.

64- Here in West Virginia gas is $3.98 a gallon and minimum wage is $7.25 an is that so different? ?

88. I think the reason for that is because they have more taxes than the u.s. So $10 kind of evens out after taxes.

I thought the minimum wage for the US was a federal set level of $7.25. That's what the OSHA poster says in my break room. Does it vary state to state?

Trix_Disorder 20

108 - Yes, it varies by state, but the lowest it can be is $7.25 (in most cases). If the job is not subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, then state, city, or other local laws may determine the minimum wage.

88 - actually minimum wage in Canada varies by province. Do you live here? Also in Manitoba minimum wage is $10.50 but our cas prices are 1.29/Litre

In California minimum is 8.00 and gas ranges from 4.56 to 5.60. That's nearly half my check! >:(

In Ohio, gas is $3.79 and minimum wage is $7.70

108- yes, $7.25 is the minimum allowed by law, but each state can vary their minimum wage based on cost of living and things like that. So some states have a higher minimum wage, but that normally means it costs more to live there.

oj101 33

Hey, we're in a recession.

He is also there for the sex trust me

unknown_user5566 26

I am so torn between thinking your boyfriend is clever, and thinking he's kind of an ass. I guess you should be happy he's sleeping over at all, and maybe give him another reason why sleeping over at your place rocks. ;)

I predict a large number of comments containing the phrase, "Dump him"

KawiRacer69 5

Also people calling him an ass

Surprisingly I haven't found a single "dump him" comment yet.