My co-worker Becky is a tiny girl who has recently married a man I really didn't take to. He has cheated on her before, won't help her pay for mortgage on the house they live in but will rent out the house he owns and call it "his money".
Anyway, her daughter (not his) wanted a real Christmas tree this year since this is the last year before she becomes an adult. They have always had a fake tree so this was going to be special. Ed didn't want a real tree. No reason why but he said no. Becky got it anyway, figuring the kid doesn't ask for much and frankly, never had a real tree. When she got it home, Ed refused to help her with it. She had to trim the trunk herself and he wouldn't let her use his saw. Not sure how she was able to cut it (she never did it before) but she and her daughter struggled trying to do this on the sidewalk.
Ed and his buddies stood around drinking beer, laughing and calling them idiots. Not one of the three guys helped her. She tried so hard not to cry in front of her daughter.
This is the man who promised to love her.