To be annoyed with this couple

(229 Posts)
Ponderingonaquandry Thu 07-Feb-13 13:42:39

Hope I don't out myself here, going to have to be vague!

I know (I won't say friends as that's over egging it a bit) a couple who have a young, school age, family. Neither parent works, fine, job market is utterly shit at the moment so totally understandable. Both are complaining they are broke and will be more so when the benefit reforms come in and how unfair it is on them. So my dp comes up with a good solution to solve their problems and his workload, he offers the dad a job, reasonable pay, not great, but a foot on the ladder, and helps both parties out. So we were a bit shocked when the dad turns it down saying he's needed at home 'in case of an emergency'. My jaw hit the floor.

Neither parent has a disability nor do the children.

Thankfully my brother had a friend in a similar situation who snapped the job up so dp's stress levels are alleviated a bit, but still. Not the point.

AIBU to be annoyed with them over this?

Booyhoo Thu 07-Feb-13 22:02:19

that's the whole point though cheerful, OP doesn't know what their personal situation is. so why get annoyed when you dont know the background?

earlierintheweek Thu 07-Feb-13 22:03:29

What Booyhoo said. Since she's my groupie and wants my mug.

Booyhoo Thu 07-Feb-13 22:04:59

it's a good mug.

earlierintheweek Thu 07-Feb-13 22:06:09

I know but you can get more than a mug. it's amazing. i want it so much.

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