Giving lifts to people you don't know very well

(6 Posts)
aprilshowers85 Sun 30-Oct-16 10:29:36

I was on a hen weekend heavily pregnant. The bride asked me would I give her mum and aunts a lift home when we were goin home. This would be 40 mins out of my way on top of the two hour drive. I said no because the brides SIL who was also there with her car had been asked ages ago and agreed but she wasn't happy about doing it. I also did not want to be stuck in a car for two hours with people I didn't know very well. I wasn't rude I just explained I was not going straight home and wanted to do a few things on my way. I'm just wondering WIBU as the guilt is getting to me. I really feel the brides SIL should be the one driving her MIL home as she's family.

ChuckGravestones Sun 30-Oct-16 10:31:10

Well yes it really is up to them to sort their lifts home - you were not being unreasonable.

Fluffy40 Sun 30-Oct-16 10:32:37

I hate other people being in my car .

FetchezLaVache Sun 30-Oct-16 10:42:41

YANBU OP. 40 mins out of your way to ferry several people you don't know but who do know each other is a big ask. Why did SIL renege on the arrangement?

If it makes you feel any better, I left a social engagement early yesterday because I didn't want it to come up in conversation that I was going to town X, as my friend and I had been joined by two individuals of dubious appearance and smell who'd mentioned that they were planning to head there. I'm normally quite generous about lifts, but I do draw the line at smelly fuckers somewhere.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 30-Oct-16 11:06:31

April, don't give it anymore head space, you did the right thing.
You are not a taxi, in these circumstances, they were just chancing it !

pasturesgreen Sun 30-Oct-16 11:37:17

A lift that takes you 40 minutes out of your way is borderline pisstaking even for someone you know. At the very least an offer of petrol money should be forthcoming.

You absolutely did the right thing!

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