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Friend wanting to be picked up from airport late at night

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BeadyEyes Wed 28-Oct-15 11:05:32

A good friend of ours is coming back from a trip and his flight was supposed to land at 10:30pm. DH very kindly agreed to go and pick him up from the airport (10 miles away). Now it transpires that the plane is over an hour late and will be getting in close to midnight. We have two young kids one of whom is very unsettled at night. The reason a friend doesn't want to get a taxi is the cost (not huge). DH is too nice to refuse!

By way of background, both us and our friend and his wife (one child) earn about the same amount of money ( not much) but they also own (no mortgage) two impressively expensive houses while we are paying off a mortgage on a cramped little house...in other words, I'd just pay for a cab and wouldn't expect a lift!

AIBU to be pissed off at my friend for having the cheek to ask, and still expect to be picked up even when the flight is delayed?

PrimalLass Wed 28-Oct-15 20:00:00

I don't think the DH offered - he was asked. I'm not sure why the OP is getting such a hard time. The friend clearly thinks his own time and money is more valuable than the DH's if he would expect him to come out late at night to avoid a 10-mile taxi bill.

We live 10 miles from an airport and I would think someone had lost their marbles if they asked me to go and collect them.

Youarentkiddingme Wed 28-Oct-15 20:05:15

What does the houses and mortgage etc have to do with it? Your friend has asked DH for a lift. DH hagreed and is still agreeing. It's nothing to do with you.

BadgersBum Sun 08-Nov-15 23:28:20

Scarletruby2 I've only just seen this, I'm the mug too, that was someone who obviously hasn't got buddies watching their back quoting me! Let me know if you need a lift from the airport grin

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