To go see Bridget Jones's Baby with colleagues and not friend (sort of first world problem!)

(20 Posts)
PinkyOfPie Sun 11-Sep-16 12:24:08

My friend is fairly flaky when it comes to making or sticking to plans. And usually wants things on her terms.

She'll often cancel plans last minute but I mostly put it down to her having a 1yo, and I've been guilty of cancelling too. When it's me cancelling, she gets very huffy whereas I'm fairly passive and just say 'OK can't be helped'.

Anyway for months, since they announced the new Bridget Jones film is out on Friday coming, we've agreed we have to go opening night (shameless Bridget fans) with a meal beforehand and I agreed, popped it in my diary and informed DH (he is self employed and often works into the night so I always give notice for this sort of thing). He put it in his diary to not work so he could watch DD.

My colleagues are having a meal and going to see the film on the same night, organised a few weeks ago, which I of course declined.

Friend has text a few times in last few weeks asking if were still on for opening night, I've said yes, lots of "don't forget or cancel!!". Colleague has text today to ask if I was definitely not coming as they are gonna book the table. Before I answered I messaged my friend to say "100% on for Friday?". She's now said she's busy this week and can we do the Friday after instead 🙄

I really wanna see it this Friday as they'll probably be talking about it in work. Also DH has planned in his work to be off this Friday night, I really don't feel it's fair to ask him to change it. WIBU to go with colleagues and sack friend off?

PinkyOfPie Sun 11-Sep-16 12:25:58

BTW it was friend saying "don't forget or cancel" not me

Scarydinosaurs Sun 11-Sep-16 12:26:07

Yes absolutely go with your colleagues. No brainer.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Sun 11-Sep-16 12:26:09

Your friend is the one who's sacked you off. Go see it with your colleagues and enjoy it! Maybe your friend will learn she can't ditch people at the last minute and expect them to hold their plans until another time that suits her.

Jizzomelette Sun 11-Sep-16 12:27:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

flanjabelle Sun 11-Sep-16 12:27:35

Definitely go. Maybe she might learn not to mess you around.

pasturesgreen Sun 11-Sep-16 12:28:31

Definitely go with your colleagues! I cannot abide flaky people.

SwearyInn Sun 11-Sep-16 12:30:35

Yes go with colleagues

Perhaps it is impossible for you to arrange childcare for the following Friday?

And don't feel one tiny little bit of guilt!

Lovewineandchocs Sun 11-Sep-16 12:32:09

This happened to me with SATC2. I ended up going to see it twice! 😀 it was still fun, 2 different meals out beforehand and different company.

wayway13 Sun 11-Sep-16 12:39:27

Go with your colleagues!

coconutpie Sun 11-Sep-16 12:49:40

Go with your colleagues. Your friend needs to be taught a lesson here otherwise she'll always behave like this.

Caipora Sun 11-Sep-16 12:50:02

No it's not unreasonable. Go with work, say no can do Friday after as you'd already arranged this Friday. Tell her it's a shame she had to cancel but you can't so you're going as you have been looking forward to it for weeks and as she's told you many times not to forget or cancel you didn't. smile

BewtySkoolDropowt Sun 11-Sep-16 12:55:23

I'd go with the colleagues too. You were planning to go on Friday, you haven't changed, you are still seeing it on Friday. It's not your fault your friend can no longer make it.

KimmySchmidtsSmile Sun 11-Sep-16 12:59:40

Go twice. Once with colleagues then with friend being careful not to give away the flimsy "plot" that you could write right now without having seen it wink (I say that as a fan....did a BJB thread in films six months ago, might dig it up in a bit).

ilovesooty Sun 11-Sep-16 13:01:44

Go with your colleagues.

KimmySchmidtsSmile Sun 11-Sep-16 13:02:51

^ Ask yourself: What would Bridget do?! She'd see it twice. Probably in the same night. Then wonder who she said what to. wink

MrsMozart Sun 11-Sep-16 13:05:20

Colleagues.

Hope you have a lovely evening smile I've heard it's very good and we're looking forward to seeing it smile

KimmySchmidtsSmile Sun 11-Sep-16 13:08:52

Number of times I've seen BJB: 2
Number of times I've given away plot: 376
Number of friends lost: 0
Number of arguments over the goddamn apostrophe: 8 pages
Number of column inches devoted to Renee's eye lift: 1,072
Number of times I thought Ooh Colin's getting on a bit: 1
Number of times I missed Hugh Grant: 100
Number of times I went McDreamy, is that really a nn or is it a new flurry, mmm, flurry: 5

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 11-Sep-16 13:25:01

Love you saw satc2 twice you must be the kindest friend ever I barely made it through the first viewing bloody dire film and I loves Aiden

Lovewineandchocs Sun 11-Sep-16 13:33:56

wishful I know, right?! grin never again!

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