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To think my brother shouldn't need paying to help me??

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SnotandTears Wed 03-Aug-11 16:32:52

I have just had a hernia operation so am not supposed to be stretching therefore DH took the week off work to do some decorating. The living room is completely stripped bare and needs doing asap. We planned to get stuck into it today however we were in the city centre yesterday and a tourist asked DH the way to the minster, DH thrusted in the direction of the minster and has gone and done his back in. I called brother this morning and asked if he would help us sometime this week and he said he would, for £50 shock the most annoying bit about it is that in May I spent 3 days decorating his bedroom whilst his wife was seeing to her newborn and he was away on business. I didn't receive or ask for a penny.

AIBU to think he shouldn't need paying to help out??

libbylobs Wed 03-Aug-11 16:42:36

yanbu , i think he is out of order, you would think he would want to help, but thats families for you , could you not have a word with his wife , i bet she does not no hes asked for payment , goodluck.x

farnywarny Wed 03-Aug-11 16:43:26

sorry but I am pmsl at the sentence 'DH thrusted towards the minster'

farnywarny Wed 03-Aug-11 16:44:02

sorry, forgot to add yanbu. My sister expects payment for babysitting and she is 24 years old!

SuePurblybilt Wed 03-Aug-11 16:44:12

Very U considering you did it for him not long ago.

But more importantly, I am agog at your DH thrusting at the Minster and putting his back out grin.

scurryfunge Wed 03-Aug-11 16:46:42

I know it is not funny at all but I can't help tittering at how he came by his injury. Sorry.

If you are in Essex I will come and help if you like.

scurryfunge Wed 03-Aug-11 16:47:49

Though I am guessing you may be somewhere like York blush

ShirleyKnot Wed 03-Aug-11 16:48:43

Thrusting at Minster.


Why didn't he point with his finger?

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Wed 03-Aug-11 17:24:23

Tell your brother you were hoping he would return the favour you did for him.

Tell your dh to stop thrusting in public grin

Failsafe Wed 03-Aug-11 17:29:05

Thrusting grin

I think that is cheeky of your brother! Especially as you have done the same for him not long ago..are you sure he wasn't joking? confused

hester Wed 03-Aug-11 17:33:46

Sorry, I can't stop laughing either.

But yes, YANBU. Just say to your db: "I thought you might like to return the favour I did you back in the spring.."

Or just, "Cheeky bastard", which is what I'd say in your shoes.

HuntForGalaxyHazelnut Wed 03-Aug-11 17:37:45

I suggest you text him "Are you taking the piss?" this might make him see how unreasonable he's being.

Hopefully he is joking anyway, if not then you should tell all your family what an ungrateful tight arse your brother is.

KurriKurri Wed 03-Aug-11 17:42:48

He sounds a right arse, - family help each other out for free, - usually without asking.

Am not laughing well only a bit grin at how your DH injured himself, - my DH once put his back out laughing at one of his own jokes.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Wed 03-Aug-11 17:54:09

Was it York Minster your dh was thrusting at?

Can't get my amended version of the old Sam Cooke song 'Twistin' the Night Away' out of my head:

As the lyrics indicate, it is a very old song and there are more verses but here's the first:

"let me tell you 'bout a place
somewhere up-a new York way
where the people are so gay
thrustin' the night away
here they have a lot of fun
puttin' trouble on the run
man, you find the old and young
thrustin' the night away"

Disclaimer: my pa is the Sam Cooke fan but he doesn't thrust in public and, as far as I know, only twists on the golf course and the dance floor or when playing cards.

Mitmoo Wed 03-Aug-11 17:55:41

You've helped him for free he should do the same for you. YANBU

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