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to walk for a 5 minute journey

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User100 Wed 19-Oct-16 19:38:20

We realised half way through dinner we were out of rice. I offered to pop to the local shop to get some and my wife agreed but then said "but you have to drive" (this wasn't out of the blue, we've had this debate before). I said I'd walk because it's only 5 minutes (literally a 5 minute walk round trip - I checked my watch on the way home today to make sure and it took about 2 minutes, you can see the shop car park from our driveway), and she said she'd just go herself then (& drive), I went anyway and she continued insisting I drive while I put my shoes on left even shouting after me as I left "are you going to drive then".
AIBU to think you don't need to drive if you can walk there and back in less than 5 minutes?

fitzbilly Wed 19-Oct-16 19:40:56

Obviously YANBU

I don't driving would be any quicker.

I'd your wife always that lazy?

MrsGsnow18 Wed 19-Oct-16 19:41:09

I think if it takes less than 5 mins to walk then walking makes sense! To be fair I don't think going in the car would be that much quicker, by the time you find car keys, start car, watch traffic, park etc.
There would be minutes difference maybe and over all i'd say saving money by walking, getting a bit of exercise and fresh air!

TheSnorkMaidenReturns Wed 19-Oct-16 19:41:38

of course you are not being unreasonable!

PlymouthMaid1 Wed 19-Oct-16 19:42:32

Of course not. Your wife sounds a bit lazy and nightmare environmentally and financially .

Threepineapples Wed 19-Oct-16 19:44:51

you can see the shop carpark from our driveway

Good grief of course you would walk

Lilaclily Wed 19-Oct-16 19:48:50

Why was she insisting you drive several times?
She sounds unhinged

Donatellalymanmoss Wed 19-Oct-16 19:51:36

That's odd. My local shop is about twice the distance and I would only ever drive if I was on my way from somewhere or it was a torrential downpour.

sophiestew Wed 19-Oct-16 19:51:50

This sounds quite bizarre? Is she this controlling about other random things?

SolomanDaisy Wed 19-Oct-16 19:52:07

Why did she want you to drive? It's so close that surely there must be some weird explanation for her demanding it.

User100 Wed 19-Oct-16 19:53:04

Lilaclilly - her point is we are half way through cooking (a curry) and need the rice to go in now to be ready at the same time as he curry, get kids to bed etc. My point is that it's only a 5 minute walk, probably a 2-3 minute drive, so it really doesn't make more than a couple of minutes difference.

User100 Wed 19-Oct-16 19:54:25

We only realised we were out of rice when we went to get it out & put water on to boil.

specialsubject Wed 19-Oct-16 19:55:37

My shop is at that distance, but there is a road junction. It is much quicker to walk.

To drive that distance when able-bodied is two fat fingers stuck up to the next generation.

OutDamnedWind Wed 19-Oct-16 19:56:28

Do you have a tendency to dilly dally?

BikeRunSki Wed 19-Oct-16 19:56:31

YANBU - in our house it is "illegal" to drive journeys less than a mile unless you have a lot to take or a sleeping child. The only exception is Cubs in winter, when we have a very tight turn around between getting in from work/after school club and going out again. Even then Cubs is about 0.9999 miles away.

BolshierAryaStark Wed 19-Oct-16 19:56:36

Fuck me, how lazy is your wife?!? Of course YANBU hmm

usual Wed 19-Oct-16 19:57:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

heatherwithapee Wed 19-Oct-16 19:57:31

Unless you aren't very safe crossing the road on your own grin, YANBU. It's lazy, expensive and bad for the planet to drive such a short distance!

LadyintheRadiator Wed 19-Oct-16 20:02:59

It's nice that you came on Mumsnet to get a load of strangers to insult your wife.

Huldra Wed 19-Oct-16 20:03:37


I imagine she genuinely had it in her mind it would be quicker and the timings very tight. Next to offer to run grin

We have shops about 5 mins walk away and my husband always drives. I think any time saved can be used try g to pull out of a busy junction, traffic lights and parking.

GinAndTunic Wed 19-Oct-16 20:07:44

YANBU. Walking is good for you and the environment and would have only saved a couple of minutes, max.

tofutti Wed 19-Oct-16 20:09:26

We realised halfway through dinner we were out of rice

Do you mean you were in the middle of cooking curry or in the middle of eating it?

If the former, then YANBU to want to walk.

If the latter, why would you let your curry get cold whioe you wait for rice. Pitta bread, naan or normal bread is fine.

User100 Wed 19-Oct-16 20:13:21

OutDammedWind - yes sometimes. Even I would struggle to make it more than 7 or 8 minutes though at my most day dreamy mood!
Lady - I didn't ask anyone too (I agree some have but I didn't come on here to ask if my wife was lazy - in fact she was insisting I drive not that she does so I wasn't quite sure that made sense). But why are you here if you don't want to comment on disagreements between partners because that's like half of what AIBU is?!

User100 Wed 19-Oct-16 20:18:40

Tofutti - cooking (even I can't get half way through eating my dinner before I realise an ingredient is missing) but at the point where we needed the rice in a couple of minutes. We were just putting water on to boil.

booklooker Wed 19-Oct-16 20:24:20

It's nice that you came on Mumsnet to get a load of strangers to insult your wife.

I do not believe that is what the OP has done.

...but ffs how many women post on here to get strangers to insult their DH

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