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To think morning means before 12 noon????

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LunaLoveg00d Tue 24-May-16 10:00:03

We have a car which is at the end of the lease and is due to be collected today. Email confirming collection clearly states AM collection. Phone call from company yesterday, man clearly said "in the morning".

Phone call today says they'll be with me around 1 to 1.30. AIBU in flying off the handle and saying 1 or 1.30 is NOT morning?? Plans have had to change because of this (only going out for lunch but still) and this is just the last in a long line of niggles with this bunch of numpties.

(Disclaimer: I know, first world problems)

Liska Tue 24-May-16 10:02:00

Morning means before 12 noon in my book. I would definitely say 'but I was told a morning collection'. Surely they can't then argue that 1.30 is the morning? Funny how it's the small things that are the most annoying!

SecretSpy Tue 24-May-16 10:02:00

I count until about 1-2 as am. I know it isn't really, but first half of the day vs second half of the day. Also I'm on those always late people who should be hung in public and flogged so...

HoneyDragon Tue 24-May-16 10:04:24

Yes but in a formal work capacity if you said morning would you mean it too, Secret?

(Don't be too hard on yourself you only need a gentle flogging grin)

SecretSpy Tue 24-May-16 10:09:08

I suppose I'd mean before one grin in a work situation.

I think it depends what time you have lunch. Anything pre lunch is morning by default. But I often don't have lunch til 1 or 2.

I'm not a morning person, what can I say.

DubiousCredentials Tue 24-May-16 10:11:08

Well the afternoon is after noon so morning is obviously before noon.


TheFairyCaravan Tue 24-May-16 10:11:20

Morning appointments are usually until 1pm ime.

SmallBee Tue 24-May-16 10:11:31

Morning = am.
1.30pm is not am, therefore definitely not morning. YANBU.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Tue 24-May-16 10:12:41

Ante meridian.
Before noon.

They are numpties.

Unless they are stuck in traffic or something.

Tell them you are out until 3 or whenever. As they clearly said MORNING.

Don't change your plans

LunaLoveg00d Tue 24-May-16 10:12:53

Yes "morning" does have a flexible meaning depending on where you are in the world. In Spain it means before 2pm and afternoon is 2pm until around 8pm.

But AM isn't a flexible term.

Still cross as I've had to cancel my lunch out. Husband telling me not to go apeshit at the poor driver who pitches up to collect the car as it's not his fault he works for a bunch of amateurs.

YouMakeMyDreams Tue 24-May-16 10:14:00

When it comes to booking am pm appointments it's usually anything up until 1pm for an am appointment. I trust nobody though so wouldn't have made lunch plans on that basis because nobody ever turns up on time.

LunaLoveg00d Tue 24-May-16 10:15:33

Unless they are stuck in traffic or something.

He is on the BUS.

The company are so crap and so tightfisted that they expect a driver to drop a car off one one side of the country, then get THE BUS to the next customer. Not a train or a lift in another car. So we are relying on him finding his way into the city where I live, then another bus out to the suburbs, then walking to the house. So professional.

Suffice to say we won't be dealing with them again! And once the car has gone I'll be slagging them off on social media to anyone who will listen.

Olddear Tue 24-May-16 10:16:18

Yes. Up until noon is morning, after that it's AFTERnoon, so not the morning.

Pinkheart5915 Tue 24-May-16 10:18:51

Yes up to noon is morning.

WreckingBallsInsideMyHead Tue 24-May-16 10:19:33

Morning is before noon

But I do say good morning until I've had lunch at 1pm

BarbaraofSeville Tue 24-May-16 10:29:33

Unfortunately they might mean 'morning shift' which could be say 6 am to 2 pm.

But chances are that the driver is a subcontractor who they pay a sum of money to to move cars around and they sort their own travel out.

You know those guys you see hitching near major roads with trade plates - that's what they do. The cheaper their travel, ie hitching or bus, the more they get paid.

goadyfuckersgetmygoat Tue 24-May-16 10:32:01

When your learning to tell the time.

00.01am - 11.59am this is morning

12.00pm - 11.59 pm. Afternoon and evening.

How can any one say 1pm is morning ?

ScreenshottingIsNotJournalism Tue 24-May-16 10:32:18

I'm guessing that in terms of their staff, the morning shift is still on until mid afternoon so if it was in the task list of the morning shift staff then it could get done any time before the shift ends at 2 or 3pm?

But If I booked a delivery or collection for "morning" I would also plan for before midday so YANBU

BarbaraofSeville Tue 24-May-16 10:32:31

But YANBU to be irritated. It's the perfect example of sods law.

If you wanted to go out early and be back for when the car was being collected, they would have said that he would be there between 8 and 10 so you would have lost your chance to go out early.

Because you want him to come early so you can go out for lunch afterwards, he isn't coming until midday/early afternoon.

Unicorntrainer Tue 24-May-16 10:34:03

I am with you OP, definitely morning. And 12.01pm is afternoon, or it was when I was at school. But not the driver's fault, poor guy. Shame about your lunch though 💐

Ifiwasabadger Tue 24-May-16 10:41:26

YABU. Standard billable working day here is 8 hours. Therefore morning is 9-1.

PuppyMonkey Tue 24-May-16 10:43:13

Maybe it was a problem regarding the bus timetables.

LunaLoveg00d Tue 24-May-16 10:45:26

You know those guys you see hitching near major roads with trade plates - that's what they do. The cheaper their travel, ie hitching or bus, the more they get paid.

yes I know. But there's a fine line between cutting costs and pissing off customers so much over this and other things that they'll never use you again and tell everyone else not to use you either.

I can't complain as it's husband's car and not in my name (although i'm a named driver on the insurance) so any time I phone to ask about booking it in for a service or to tell them it needs a new tyre they say they can't discuss it with me and need to speak to him.

diddl Tue 24-May-16 10:51:08

If it said morning then it could be up to 1 or 2 I would think-pre lunch iyswim.

If it actually says a.m though..

HidingUnderARock Tue 24-May-16 10:52:02

Tell them you'll be in all MORNING for them, and if they are not there in time to finish the handover process by the end of morning, ie 12 noon then they will have to wait till you get back from your appointment.

They don't need to know what the appointment is.
They are taking the pee, and frankly if he is arriving by bus and expecting to drive back then wait for you is exactly what he will have to do.

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