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To have told my dp he's inconsiderate

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boudiccasSideKick Fri 12-Aug-11 15:19:39

In order that I don't waffle on too much, will just list conversation as I'm still growling about it.

Little background knowledge for you:

DP checks in with me earlier in the day, I ask him what time he will be back in the evening so I can prepare dinner. He says the ususal time, which is 8.30 to 9pm.

I'm still sitting there, dinner congealing at 10.45. He walks in and, here we go...

Me - "You're very late, dinner is ruined, why didn't you let me know you weren't coming home till now.
DP - "I told you I would probably work longer"
Me - "No you didn't"
DP - "We must have got our wires crossed then"
Me - "No "we" didn't get our wires crossed as you told me you'd be home as normal.

I'm expecting an apology now...

DP - "Well you could have just left dinner out for me and gone to bed if you wanted"

Other muttering from him I can't understand

Me - "Why can't you just apologise for being inconsiderate?"
DP - "How dare you call me inconsiderate, I'm not at all inconsiderate"

I'm getting a bit mad now!

Me - "What would you call it then?"
DP - "Like I said WE just got our wires crossed"

Things start to get a bit shouty/messy now so won't go on.

He's a damn swerver isn't he? Isn't he?

verylittlecarrot Fri 12-Aug-11 15:30:47

Next time you both agree a time for you to serve his lovingly prepared meal to him, I suggest you forget entirely his portion.

And tell him he must have had his wires crossed.

ChaoticAngeltheInnocentOne Fri 12-Aug-11 15:32:49

Do you have a dog? If so next time feed it to him.

MadamDeathstare Fri 12-Aug-11 15:35:28

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MadamDeathstare Fri 12-Aug-11 15:36:23

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boudiccasSideKick Fri 12-Aug-11 15:37:20

What a damn good idea verylittlecarrot. Or I could use the mouldy bread I was just about to throw away to "lovingly" make a few sandwiches for him for lunch tomorrow. Mouldy bits on the inside disguised with lashings of saladcream of course.

boudiccasSideKick Fri 12-Aug-11 15:41:00

Or I could "lovingly" run a bath for him later and pee in it? Is that too evil <she runs off with mad twisted grin on face in the direction of the bathroom to check there's some bubblebath>

MadamDeathstare Fri 12-Aug-11 15:41:55

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ChaoticAngeltheInnocentOne Fri 12-Aug-11 15:45:23

<wonders what type of horrible things happen in a meeting>

slightlymad72 Fri 12-Aug-11 15:45:28

Every evening we all sit down for dinner together at 6:30pm, my husband knows this, he normally gets home any where between 4pm and 6pm. At times he gets home later any where up to 8pm, the times he does this I am usually the one that has to phone him to find out where he his and how long he will be.
This week after yet again chasing him at 6:30 and being told he won't be home for at least another hour, I laid down the law. He either tells me in good time that he will be home late (he knows by about 4pm whether he will be) or I don't cater for him. I am waiting for when I can put this into action as I believe he thinks I am bluffing.

SparkleSecret Fri 12-Aug-11 15:45:40

The poor mans working give him a break OP.

ChaoticAngeltheInnocentOne Fri 12-Aug-11 15:47:58

Working is not an excuse for being inconsiderate.

OohThatsMyTractor Fri 12-Aug-11 15:48:13

Yes he is inconsiderate, I also get this at home with my DP, last night for example

me: what time will you be home dear so that your lovingly prepared supper will be ready for you?
DP: I'll just finish combining this field so won't be long

turns up 4 hours later after having neglected to mention that he was in a 150 acre field and therefore had A LOT more to go!

He is a farmer, he has been a farmer all his life, he knows EXACTLY how long it will take him to combine a field, he knows EXACTLY how long it will take him to get from one side of the farm to the other and yet every single night for the last three weeks he has not been home when he said he would!

And the icing on the cake is when he asks if I can bring it out to him! Grr! And when he is told off for being inconsiderate he does the 'wounded puppy' face and claims that he told me exactly when he would be home hmm

Men, eh

boudiccasSideKick Fri 12-Aug-11 15:48:35

MadamDeathStare - they do sound rather similar don't they!

boudiccasSideKick Fri 12-Aug-11 15:53:55

He's a black cabbie and hardly takes any notice of his phone. Probably would have been even crosser if I had and he didn't answer.

SparkleSecret Fri 12-Aug-11 15:55:53

Chaotic-I wouldn't know if it's inconsiderate or not as I've cooked for my OH 3 times in all the years I've been with him.He cooks everynight.So I probably would be annoyed at him for coming home late as I'd be very hungrygrin

OhHelpOhNo Fri 12-Aug-11 15:58:41

Definitely NBU, in fact I have just had a similar conversation with DH....he called to tell me he'd leave at 5 and got narky when I said I'd believe it when he did it, he never ever ever leaves when he says.

It's not the working/being late that irks me but the NOT letting ne know, sigh.

jeckadeck Fri 12-Aug-11 16:00:20

YANBU. Men are very good at swerving this sort of thing and then trying to turn it on its head and accuse you of being "controlling" because you want some basic information. Don't take it.

boudiccasSideKick Fri 12-Aug-11 16:05:30

SparkleSecret - I work too

HeidiKat Fri 12-Aug-11 16:05:46

I don't really see what the big deal is tbh, DH has sometimes had to work later than usual and hasn't had time to let me know as he's so busy, I eat my dinner and put his in the microwave for when he gets in.

SparkleSecret Fri 12-Aug-11 16:10:20

Well don't cook for him anymore.Tell him it's his job.Why should you have to do it all the time anyway?

boudiccasSideKick Fri 12-Aug-11 16:18:05

Oh you lot, sometimes <sigh> I didn't say it was a big deal? Lighten up

MagicFingerGoesPop Fri 12-Aug-11 16:25:37

YANBU, a bit. TBH the way your OP is worded, if that was the first thing out of your mouth as he walked in the door, it probably got his back up.

Yes, he should have told you what time he would be home, but you didnt call when he wasnt in when expected. and you could have just put it aside ready for the oven/microwave, so it really isnt a big deal.

pinkthechaffinch Fri 12-Aug-11 16:25:46

he said that he told you he'd be late, but he didn't?

he's gaslighting you, leave him immediately.

QuietTiger Fri 12-Aug-11 16:27:22

OohThatsMyTractor - I had EXACTLY the same problem. Although to be fair, I have now solved it by putting DH's dinner in the dog and serving him beans on toast 6 days in a row! Now he phones me about 30 minutes before he's due to finish. Then I add 10 minutes, because invariably a calf has escaped or somesuch. That now works well and stops arguments.

Before we got married, my MIL gave me a lecture. She said that as a farmers wife, I had to be at his beck and call, tolerate the farm coming first before me, blah, blah, blah, and some other such bullshit about how it was my job to run around after him and be his devoted minion. my MIL is a batty loon who drives me nuts My MIL has fucking stupid "old fashioned" ideas. Her ideas lasted about 30 seconds after I moved in with DH. Lets just say, he was trained pretty damn fast!

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