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to let dh down tonight

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Cantabgal Sat 09-Jul-11 18:46:11

Dh and I are on a working trip. It's been jolly hard work - great experience and all that but pretty relentless.
Tonight we are booked to go press the flesh at a shindig. It will definately be good for our firm to go and I know I should be really out there cracking on and making contacts etc but tbh I can't be arsed.
I want to stay in our room and watch trash and eat junk. I do not want to put on a frock and frigging tights and smile and talk business.
Dh is pretty devoted to the job tbh. He's never going to bunk off - it's not how he's made nd hes far too nice to sulk about me bunking off. Still aibu to basically let him down?

amothersplaceisinthewrong Sat 09-Jul-11 18:47:24

In a word yes.

Cantabgal Sat 09-Jul-11 18:48:26

oh sad

But it's been really hard work <<whines emoticon>>

Parietal Sat 09-Jul-11 18:50:04

Can't you just go for half an hour? Or have a relaxing bath now and arrive at the event 30 mins late and nicely refreshed? But you should go.

worraliberty Sat 09-Jul-11 18:50:19

Lots of people work hard til they're fit to drop.

Ask someone whose been down a mine all day or done a 14hr shift in a hospital if they'd like to swap that for putting on a frock and tights for the evening grin

I can't believe I just used the word 'frock' in public blush

BelleDameSansMerci Sat 09-Jul-11 18:51:55

YABU, I think. Sorry.

Cantabgal Sat 09-Jul-11 18:52:03

I don't think I'd get away with arriving late and leaving early - bit noticeable really.

Ok, ok.

peggotty Sat 09-Jul-11 18:54:17

Is this a business you've set up together? Why should he do the schmoozing? You are basically saying you will take advantage of his good nature if you dont go. YABU and unfair.

mayorquimby Sat 09-Jul-11 18:55:33

Yep. Buckle up

Cantabgal Sat 09-Jul-11 18:56:02

It's dh's family business but they've made me a partner.

Hassled Sat 09-Jul-11 18:57:44

Get your lippy on and go be charming. You'll feel cross at yourself if you don't - and you know the trash/junk option is wrong or you wouldn't be posting about it.

HowlingBitch Sat 09-Jul-11 19:00:28

Fake period pains or diarrhoea. Something personal or disgusting! If that doesn't work I'll write you a sick note.

He wants to go doesn't he? Will he have fun? If so I don't see why you should have to go if you don't want to go and will be miserable.

worraliberty Sat 09-Jul-11 19:00:29


Get pissed

Swing your knickers above your head to a Tom Jones song

Seek out the most influential person there and drag him round the dance floor by the tie.

I guarantee your DH will beg you to stay home next time grin

Cantabgal Sat 09-Jul-11 19:04:41

Crikey -worra that is tempting!

Ok I'm getting dressed up. May be asking for warddrobe advice in a minute.

worraliberty Sat 09-Jul-11 19:06:58

May be asking for warddrobe advice in a minute

Lock your DH in it and commence eating junk and watching trashy tv.

HTH grin

Cantabgal Sat 09-Jul-11 19:08:06

Treason! grin

Cantabgal Sat 09-Jul-11 19:24:17

What do you reckon?





this which my sister lent me?

Or I could go for this but is it a bit too racy?

chunkyjojo Sat 09-Jul-11 19:29:29

grin wine

ZillionChocolate Sat 09-Jul-11 19:29:55

Your sister looks way better in the green dress than you would. Sorry.

BrawToken Sat 09-Jul-11 19:30:58


BrawToken Sat 09-Jul-11 19:31:13

grin even!

NewYorkBellini Sat 09-Jul-11 19:35:47

I'd raid the mini bar if i was you. i'm sure you're dh can afford it grin

WhoremoaneeGrainger Sat 09-Jul-11 19:49:06

And ask him to organise a choppper to get you out of there wink

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