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Having to taxi family members around all the time

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DoreyBlue Tue 26-May-15 16:16:00

Do you think it's fair that as someone who has bothered to learn to drive and bought a car it should be my responsibility to taxi around family members that haven't? A classic one is that my mum keeps complaining that I was showing him where the promenade was by skating up and down it

SurlyCue Tue 26-May-15 16:17:24


OTheHugeManatee Tue 26-May-15 16:19:13

Is this anything to do with wasps, glasses of wine or dinosaur-related hand gestures in the supermarket?

PureMorning Tue 26-May-15 16:22:07


Finola1step Tue 26-May-15 16:22:54


StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 26-May-15 16:23:15


MrsTerryPratchett Tue 26-May-15 16:32:02

Dorey all your posts point to you needing to do some work on assertiveness. Do you think you could find a local course?

BaronessBomburst Tue 26-May-15 16:36:00

On the promenade; do you drive a dodgem?

NerrSnerr Tue 26-May-15 16:38:44

What? Who was you showing? What was you skating on? Not sure why I'm asking...

AlisonBlunderland Tue 26-May-15 18:21:24

Were you doing handbrake turns? auditioning for Top Gear?

TheresACatInMeKitchen Wed 27-May-15 16:10:41

You lost me on the promenade!!!

Sparklingbrook Wed 27-May-15 16:13:36

<sits on lost bench with Theres>

Liz1982 Wed 27-May-15 16:18:00

I kind of know where you're coming from. I've been driving since I passed my test at 18 and since then I've ferried various family members around. It never used to bother me but now I have children and have a 7 seater car people just assume I don't mind fitting them in and it drives me crazy.

My Sil is one lazy mate she asks for lifts all the time. My brother drives and I keep telling him to teach her as it would come in handy with having kids of their own, but no she can't be bothered.

balletnotlacrosse Wed 27-May-15 16:19:02

But do you skate up and down the promenade Liz?

BettyCatKitten Wed 27-May-15 16:19:31

Marking my placegrin

arethereanyleftatall Wed 27-May-15 16:21:20

How is the second sentence of the op related to the first?

CheshireCait Wed 27-May-15 16:28:13

I'm making some popcorn, anyone want some?

TheMaddHugger Wed 27-May-15 16:42:25

OP, I know well the feeling that one is being abused as a 'family Taxi'

but, you lost me on the skating on the Promenade

Is that an autocorrect sentence, perhaps ??

((((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))) OP

and yes, please find a course in self confidence and how to say NO when you want to

Summerisle1 Wed 27-May-15 16:44:21

I think it might be worth changing your dealer, OP.

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Wed 27-May-15 16:44:42

You don't have to taxi anyone round, just say no.

I don't drive. In fact I'm more than happy to get myself from A to B than rely on a lift.

Too many cars on the road as it is without me adding to that.

MissDemelzaCarne Wed 27-May-15 16:44:45


ImperialBlether Wed 27-May-15 16:46:25

Shouldn't you be on the drunk thread, OP?

HoneyDragon Wed 27-May-15 17:01:21

<applauds Liz for a sterling effort at trying to humour the op>

Shove up on that bench you will please?

WorraLiberty Wed 27-May-15 17:04:03

Weirder and weirder...

<Shoves Honey off bench while plonking my arse down>

WorraLiberty Wed 27-May-15 17:06:41

'showing him where the promenade was by skating up and down it'

Is it a euphemism for lap dancing?

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