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should I drop him off and pick him up?

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ClaudiaApfelstrudel Tue 01-Mar-16 13:02:57

my DH has to work today in a place that's about 15 minutes drive from home. There is a parking problem but if he looks around I'm pretty sure he'll find somewhere. If not there is on street parking within a 10-15 minute walk.

He wants me to drop him off, then pick him up again and spend most of the day running around after him because he doesn't want to have to find somewhere to park and/or walk from the parking spot into work. I myself have to work this evening and today is a day where I tend to unwind without kids and work until this evening.

AIBU to not take him and tell him he should find a parking space and/or walk for 10 to 15 minutes? He's gone now and left seething and now I feel so guilty but I would never have asked him if the shoe were on the other foot

Pinkheart5915 Tue 01-Mar-16 13:04:52

15 mins, surely he could walk that???

Writerwannabe83 Tue 01-Mar-16 13:05:05

I probably would have taken him - it's only a short drive.

Pinkheart5915 Tue 01-Mar-16 13:05:17

Don't feel guilty

ThereIsIron Tue 01-Mar-16 13:05:31

YABU. I would drop off and pick up if it's only a 15 minute drive. What's the "spend most of the day running around after him" about though?

ComeonSummer1 Tue 01-Mar-16 13:05:33

Can't see why a drop off/pick up is the same as 'running around after him all day'

I would for dh and he would for me but you know your situation best.

Pinkheart5915 Tue 01-Mar-16 13:05:50

My husband wouldn't of asked to be honest he would of just walked

BertrandRussell Tue 01-Mar-16 13:06:20

What other things is he expecting you to do for him today?

IvyWall Tue 01-Mar-16 13:08:20

I would probably have done it if it was only 15 minutes away. I seem to spend half my life running my dc around

ImperialBlether Tue 01-Mar-16 13:09:00

Is it really just dropping him off and picking him up at 5? If so, I'd do that. If he wants you to do a lot of things for him as well, I wouldn't. Today is your free time, like tonight is his.

bigbadbarry Tue 01-Mar-16 13:09:27

I would, and he would for me. I might not 'run round after him all day' though - what else has he asked for?

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Tue 01-Mar-16 13:09:49

YABU. I would drop off and pick up if it's only a 15 minute drive. What's the "spend most of the day running around after him" about though?


OpheliasWeepingWillow Tue 01-Mar-16 13:10:29

I seriously think people have forgotten to how to use their legs. Unless he's ill or VERY late he can walk 15 minutes!

Sirzy Tue 01-Mar-16 13:11:09

I would.

ThereIsIron Tue 01-Mar-16 13:11:14

A 15 minute drive could be 10 miles or more!

Collaborate Tue 01-Mar-16 13:14:21

I'm on your side OP. To drop him off and collect him later means you'll be spending an hour of your day in the car. All so that he doesn't have to walk the 10-15 minutes from car to office and then back again. Sounds like a real waste of your time. I'd be embarrassed to ask if I were him.

descalina Tue 01-Mar-16 13:15:04

So he wants you to spend an hour driving to save him half an hour of walking?

That would be a no from me, unless I particularly felt like it.

ivykaty44 Tue 01-Mar-16 13:17:33

Why couldn't your dp walk?

NickNacks Tue 01-Mar-16 13:17:57

15 min drive is not half an hour of walking?!

ClaudiaApfelstrudel Tue 01-Mar-16 13:19:33

collaborate yes that's how I feel about it, I have to drive 15 minutes there, 15 minutes back then wait an hour or so and start again to pick him up, he's very lazy and I feel like I'm being taken advantage of.

yes also a 10 minute drive but walking would take at least an hour if not more.

perhaps I should have taken him now I feel like there is going to be animosity between us for the rest of the day and maybe even more

BertrandRussell Tue 01-Mar-16 13:20:21

"I seriously think people have forgotten to how to use their legs"

Really? I think people seem to have forgotten how to be kind.

Sirzy Tue 01-Mar-16 13:21:54

Is he only in work for an hour?

ClaudiaApfelstrudel Tue 01-Mar-16 13:22:23

yes just an hours work

IamCarcass Tue 01-Mar-16 13:22:25

15 min drive wouldn't take half an hour to walk, even where I live. There must be some really fast walkers here. I'd do it OP if only to get the favour returned at some point smile

Sirzy Tue 01-Mar-16 13:23:50

Could you not drop him off then do some shopping or something locally? Or go for a coffee or something?

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