My Dad has struggled to hold down a job for about 4 years. He got a new job about 4 days ago. For the past 4 years, his jobs have pretty much all been commission-based, so he's been making fuck all money. My Mum on the other hand has worked pretty much constantly since I can remember, with only a gap of a month or two when the solicitors she last worked for folded. In the last 3 years, we've struggled to pay the mortgage, and then the rent when we sold what we owned of the house. So how does my Mum react to my dad getting a new job, which to be honest might well last jst a matter of weeks? She buys an iPad 3 for £700, even though she has a desktop at home, and honestly has no real use for one. If we get back into the financial shit, that will go down as the most idiotic purchases anyone in the family has ever made.