The wife and I have “an agreement” which dates back to when we only had one car. Since the Fitzwilliam Green Nasty Barbeque we are back to being a one car family. The “agreement” goes something like this
When I am off work and the wife is not and I need the car – I have to get up early, drive her into work and possibly pick her up if required. Arranging my day around these events. She is allowed to discuss the fairness of this arrangement and even veto the use of the car.
When the wife is off work and I am not and she needs the car – I have to get up even earlier, get the bus/a lift/walk into work (using my own money for fares if required) and make arrangements for a return journey as necessary. Allowing her to languish in bed and change her mind (as is her right) and stay in all day watching home interior design programmes and I am forbidden to discuss the fairness of this arrangement under pain of death.
That’s fair isnt it?