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Friend of DH arriving on a Sunday at 7.34am

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Fairy1303 Sun 15-Sep-13 07:44:09

My DH is a nice person. (read, mug.) friend was supposed to come over yesterday to talk about a business they are in the process of starting up. Friend cancelled. last minute.

Friend tried to re-arrange for today - no time given.

Today, we are child free, we went out for the night together last night. As our youngest is 12 weeks old, our lie ins are pretty precious to me.

We also have in laws coming over for Sunday lunch, so busy morning.

So when friend tries to rearrange, DH says non - committal 'oh mate, we're pretty busy tomorrow, got parents coming for lunch and busy morning.
Could possible spare an hour or so before but another day would be better.'

Response: 'ah ok.'

Then this morning, 7.15am - DH gets a text - 'Hi mate - I'm on my way. Be with you at 7.30ish.'

So now he's downstairs!!!

AIBU to be so fucking angry I ripped DH to shreads this morning and would honestly like to go down there and explain to this prick exactly how unwelcome he is?! Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fucking fuck fuck fuckprick.

clam Sun 15-Sep-13 19:34:02

How did it go, fairy? Did she manage to get upstairs to your dsd's bedroom for a tidy up?

Fairy1303 Sun 15-Sep-13 19:38:21

She polished her shoes, sewed a name tape on her socks and offered to take laundry home. In the grand scheme of things I think it went well!

clam Sun 15-Sep-13 21:32:56

Did you let her? Take laundry home, I mean.

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Sun 15-Sep-13 21:34:57

Oh Fairy I didn't realise it was you from the MIL thread! You really do have a time of it don't you?! You need to befriend some people with no concept of boundaries and unleash them on your DH in retaliation!

Katisha Sun 15-Sep-13 21:37:55

Oh crikey you have the MIL! Has she got over herself?

quesadilla Sun 15-Sep-13 22:47:40

I would also be livid with friend but I don't think your DH is at fault: he gave the clearest indication possible short of being blunt that a Sunday morning wasn't going to work. I would never take what your DH said as an indication that it was ok and I don't think most people with an iota of sensitivity would either.

My DH had (note past tense), a friend like this who used to show up uninvited with his wife at some point more or less every weekend. They just couldn't take subtle hints. (DH also comes from a country where dropping in is more acceptable.) Eventually it dawned on DH that he had to tell them to ask if they wanted to come round. Funnily enough they stopped coming around after that.

Some people just need things to be spelled out in neon capitals before they get the message.

Fairy1303 Mon 16-Sep-13 03:01:02

Of course I didn't bloody let her take laundry! I wouldn't have let her polish the shoes either but just came downstairs from changing the baby to find her doing it - she had bought her own shoe polish with her!!

She is not completely over herself - a few snide remarks about the laundry issue, quizzing me about which leggings DSD wore to trampolining this week - not the M&S ones?! Because they go with a specific dress!!!

Generally though things have calmed down.
I have decided to keep it so that they visit purely a guests - this is the first time they had been back - DCs went to stay sat night and then they came for lunch and then left. There was talk of every Sunday but I said that was too big of a cimmitment!

Anyway. Perhaps PIL are reason why DH befriends boundary-less people?!

Fairy1303 Mon 16-Sep-13 03:01:30

Apologies for thread in a thread!

Fairy1303 Mon 16-Sep-13 03:03:11

Oh and she made a point of thanking me for my concern after DH told FIL to take her to doc for her depression! But she is feeling much better now she is swimming more often thank you,

Monty27 Mon 16-Sep-13 03:11:14


And someone upthread said it's not DH's fault.

I make it his fault.

I'd be reading the riot act. But then that's me. confused

ChasedByBees Mon 16-Sep-13 08:03:29

Sounds good progress with the MIL OP.

StuntGirl Mon 16-Sep-13 09:26:19

I didn't realise it was you with the nutty mother in law OP. I think you need to ship the lot of 'em off to Siberia grin

SarahAndFuck Mon 16-Sep-13 09:37:33

This is you isn't it?

With the 'depressed' mother in law who won't leave you alone and steals your eldest's swimming costumes?

YANBU about the friend, the hour he arrived or the FIFA playing once he got there.

Running a business can be a 24 hour thing, you have to put the hours in to make it work. But I don't think playing FIFA for three hours quite fits the bill of putting in the hours for the business.

And YANBU about the in-laws either.

clam Mon 16-Sep-13 12:29:47

I think I'd have gone into whichever room they were playing FIFA in and said, "oh good, you've finished your business talk. DH, there's stacks to do before your the guests arrive, so can you make a start on a, b, c, d, e and f then? Thick-skinned friend, we'll see you again soon, not quite so early next time."

expatinscotland Mon 16-Sep-13 12:38:33

Your DH is wet.

AllThatGlistens Mon 16-Sep-13 12:41:53

Oh bloody hell is that you OP? I really think you need to tell the lot of them to fuck off and your DH to toughen up!

You have considerably more patience than me, that's for sure grin

AnyFucker Mon 16-Sep-13 12:47:46

You are a mug to put up with any of this

If you had a child free night and opportunity for a delicious lie in, you should have spent it shagging each other's brains out, not letting some arsehole invade your space

My H would have replied to the initial "on my way" text with "Don't bother mate, the door will be locked."

if by any chance he got over the threshold I wouldn't have hidden in my bedroom too scared to say anything, you should have gone down and turfed him right out of your house

if you tolerate this, it will keep on happening and your H sounds like just a big a dick as his mate is

CrapBag Sat 21-Sep-13 09:14:05


Move far away and fast to get away from these people. wink

Sorry, not helpful but I remember your MIL post before.

I wouldn't have let her back in so well done you for doing that. Can't believe they wanted to make it a weekly thing, probably just so she can check up on you and keep plugging away at trying to take over with the washing etc. She hasn't really learnt though has she if she brought her own shoe polish and waited until you weren't in the room to do it.

KatyTheCleaningLady Sat 21-Sep-13 11:39:16


Weegiemum Sat 21-Sep-13 12:09:15

This is why we live 4 hours (including a ferry journey) away from mil.

She still does about half of bil's family washing, etc etc etc. he lives 5 mins away.

Never, ever.

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