He immediately realised his error, but it was too late to atone for his reciprocal misjudgement.
As habituated as she'd become, her expression couldn't disguise the disappointment.
It hadn't always been like this. Once, he'd splashed out on an impressive diamond. Another time, he bought her a set of Louis Vuitton luggage. But sixteen years of marriage had said he should ration his generosity.
That voice was wrong, though, because now she's busy packing those cases.