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Is it reasonable to be pissed off with lateness, even though late people do me favours?

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ACardiganForCat Sun 11-Jan-15 17:35:06

Relative was an hour later than she said she would be today when bringing her friend to visit my new baby. This annoyed me. However, do I have the right to be annoyed when she does me massive favours (childcare) and brings me food?

Euphemia Sun 11-Jan-15 17:37:19

Not so bad when you're at home, you can just go about your business as normal. More annoying if you've gone somewhere to meet them.

Is she a repeat offender?

ACardiganForCat Sun 11-Jan-15 17:41:49

She's often late for social stuff but never late to look after ds1.

EatDessertFirst Sun 11-Jan-15 17:49:20

I hate lateness of any kind. But, to be uncharacteristically balanced, if you are at home with a newborn and no plans for the day then you could probably cut her some slack. As long as she called/text to warn you of impending lateness. Maybe. Depends what food too?

Optimist1 Sun 11-Jan-15 18:22:57

Yes, we can't possibly decide on the extent of her guilt until we know what food she brought!! smile

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