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To tell them to find their own way to the airport in a foreign country

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EspressoMonkey Sun 20-Jan-13 09:30:27

First of all, sorry, long story and first world problem.

DH, DCs and i live abroad for DH's job. We live in a rented house close to DH's work as it is not really easy for foreigners to buy property where he works. I miss England and our lovely home there, so last year DH bought me a Ski Chalet as a birthday present / thank you for leaving your family and job in England to follow me around the world, present. He insisted it was my chalet, i could decorate it how i wanted etc, do what i wanted with it.

The chalet is in a fabulous ski resort and to me it is very much our home. We spend most weekends there, we do not rent it out as a holiday chalet.

Last year MIL asked whether HSIL and her uni flat mates could visit for a weeks snowboarding holiday. I was reluctant to agree. DH's does not really know his HSis and when she has visited us in other homes she has been very messy (straightens hair over sink leaving behind lots of hair etc etc) and she never helps out at all. Reluctantly i agreed, MIL insisted her friends were nice and they would help out and babysit DCs in exchange for free board.

HSIL and her friends booked plane tickets which meant they landed late at night with no way of getting to the chalet so DH drove a 6 hour round trip to collect them from the airport.

They have been here all week and as i guessed, have been hard work. They have done nothing to help out around the house, not bothered to help with dinner or clean away afterwards, not helped with DCs or bothed to even buy me a bunch if flowers or some chocs to say thank you for having them. We all eat together but they talk amongst themselves and make little conversation.

On Wednesday DH was called back to work with a crisis, leaving DCs, myself and HSIL and her friends. Since then they have been worse, going out at night and getting drunk and returning at 2/3am and waking DCs and i with their noise. Last night things worsened. DCs and i were woken at 3am, i could hear male voices and smelt cigarette smoke. Our house is strictly non smoking, especially as we have a baby. I went into the lounge and interrupted the party. I asked the young men to stop smoking in my home and to please leave as i didn't know who they were. The young men were local lads and were very apologetic for smoking and waking us and explained they didn't know it was a private home. As they left one of HSIL's friends, under her breath, called me a snotty cow. I turned around and politely challeneged her on her comment. She repeated it and called me an old hag too (34 BTW, she is 20).

I went back to bed fuming and in tears. This morning i woke them all up at 8.00am. They are due to fly back home tonight and i assume were expecting DH or me to take them to the airport. I explained that because DH was not here and because we had had a lot of snow lately and the minibus was snowed in, they could make their own way back to the airport via public transport. I was not driving them 6 hours round trip. They had 12 hours to get back to the airport themselves. The journey is a bus and two train rides and takes a total of 3.5 / 4 hours. An hour later i heard the door bang and went to their rooms. They have left and take all their stuff. They have not said good bye. The room where the two girls were sleeping has been trashed. Make up; lipstick, foundation and other stuff has been smeared into my beautiful new White Company bed sheets. It doesn't look like an accident as it is on all the pillows, duvet and sheet.

I phoned DH at work and told him what had happened. It was a broken line and DH was v. busy at work so i know he wasn't really aware of the whole story as it was hardto talk. But he questioned whether i had checked they had money to get to the airport and whether the trains were running. I hadn't. I have checked since and the trains are running. But have i done the right thing? AIBU?

WinterOfOurDiscountTents15 Sat 30-May-15 20:11:48

Bit late to take photos over TWO YEARS later!

JeanSeberg Sat 30-May-15 20:11:43

This thread was the best not so stealth boast ever.

TheCatsMother99 Sat 30-May-15 20:10:40

I definitely didn't check the date! Lol!

Want to know what happened after.

TheCatsMother99 Sat 30-May-15 20:09:48

F*ing bitches. I feel so angry for you.

YANBU at all!!!

Definitely take photos as I bet she'll deny the damage to her mother. If she was smoking, and there's a chance her mum doesn't know she smokes, I would definitely drop that in to the conversation you need to have about the spoilt little sh*t. Urgh, vile girl.

Damnautocorrect Sat 30-May-15 20:02:14

How have I missed this until now?!

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 30-May-15 18:54:56

The thread that refuses to die!

jaynebxl Sat 30-May-15 18:53:06

Have just read the whole thread. Classic!

clicketyclick66 Sat 30-May-15 17:45:29

I was going through my watched threads and deleting them, then I found this gem!

OP, please come back!

FruChristerOla Thu 23-Apr-15 16:38:51

"Crikey. Who revived this zombie thread?" said I, on 18 March 2014 .... and it's back again confused

Catdogwormfrog Thu 23-Apr-15 16:22:28

You sound very nice! Too nice! What a nightmare!

NoisyOyster Thu 23-Apr-15 16:16:53

Make that a 2 year on update! This was brilliant!!

Yes, I'm aware it's a zombie thread for whoever mentions it grin

kiwimumof2boys Sat 12-Jul-14 12:38:20

Oh yes please update OP! I remember reading whole thread before.

eatscakefornoreasonwhatsoever Fri 11-Jul-14 22:56:21

Agreed, Trevor. Would love a 'one year on, what happened next' update.

trevortrevorslattery Fri 16-May-14 15:31:20

brilliant. this was linked from another thread about cheekiness which is why it's reappeared in Active. Well worth the hour I've just spent reading it though!

HexBramble Tue 18-Mar-14 23:19:51

wowfudge perhaps you didn't reveal all the messages?
Sometimes the screen defaults to showing just the first 10 or so posts when you click on a new thread.

and I am only giving this very obvious piece of info because i am shamelessly marking my place on this amazing thread

wowfudge Tue 18-Mar-14 19:14:01

Something odd going on - never noticed the date but there were only a few replies when I looked at it!

wowfudge Tue 18-Mar-14 19:12:02

OP wine for you. I cannot believe someone spoke to you like that in your own home. I would like to think I would have had the balls to tell her to leave then and there and check in to a B&B down the road.

Takes photos of the mess to show MIL as the reason you will not be having any repeat holiday making by SIL and her vile mates.

MooncupMadness Tue 18-Mar-14 19:00:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PedantMarina Tue 18-Mar-14 18:53:17

No, but Espresso had another (short) fred about a philandering neighbour. that was loadsa fun.

pontoufle Tue 18-Mar-14 18:46:13

Thank you for introducing me to this thread. It is quite, quite wonderful!

AlpacaLypse Tue 18-Mar-14 17:47:56

Was so hoping that Espresso had updated with more of the saga of her slightly odd in-laws...

Espresso if you're still around, how are things?

NymodigFruOla Tue 18-Mar-14 17:44:33

Crikey. Who revived this zombie thread?

KrevlornswathoftheDeathwokClan Tue 18-Mar-14 17:35:52

I love this thread

Pimpf Mon 17-Mar-14 19:55:30

Ooh I remember this, what a crazy situation. S
Did hsis ever apologies?

LondonForTheWeekend Mon 17-Mar-14 19:47:39

Didn't this have the Baby Barry update?

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