Am. Wrong to be suspicious?(41 Posts)
Looking for advice: What would you make of this?
DH is a HGV driver and regularly visits the same place for a delivery.
The woman called up his work saying how fab he is etc.
This was a few months ago.
Not long ago he told her he was over there at midnight, and she said she would have brought him a hot drink (at midnight!) as she lived close by
He’s searched for he on Fb a few weeks ago - today after he’s delivered there he’s searched her and requested her as a friend on Facebook.
Am I being silly?
It could be harmless and that he is just enjoying the attention. But best to have a chat with him about it and see what he says.
Agree with pp if he was trying to start an illicit affair why would he add her on facebook?
No I don't think YABU.
My BF has recently been widowed and her DH did the same kind of job as your DH by the sounds of it and now one of the men he was very good friends with and does the same job has started sniffing around my BF and he's married with DC.
Sadly from what she's told me within his workplace at least it's quite common.
I don't think it matters what anyone else on here thinks though(me included)you know how you feel and if it doesn't feel right then it most probably isn't.
I can see myself saying something like "Oh I've known that I'd have popped out with a cup of tea!" but I wouldn't have actually done it - sounds like friendly 'regular driver' banter with someone who she appreciates for doing a good job (calls with complaints about drivers probably outnumber praise about drivers by about 1000 to 1 at his work - very few people ever take the trouble to praise great service). However you know your husband best and if you don't feel you can trust him that suggests there are issues that need addressing.
He'd be incredibly stupid to add her on FB (which links to his wife), if his intentions were creepy.
True. But people are caught out all the time down to their stupidity as well.
Plenty of my friends on facebook have been made through work. Not work mates but people that regularly come in for other things. I am not interested in them in any other than a chatty way. And yes I and probably them would have made the tea comment or one similar. Knowing that a) we wouldn't actually do it and b) they wouldn't actually ask. It's a throw away type of comment along the lines of if you are ever in our town pop in, that peopĺe make to holiday acquaintances.
It doesn't sound like much to me. She thinks he's good at his job, made a throw away comment and then he has added her as a friend on Facebook, all over the course of a few months. No biggie in my book.
Yeah he is definitely pursuing her.
Honestly, this place is crackers sometimes. If a women made friends with a man at work and added him on FB and her DH started accusing her of wanting to shag him everyone would be ‘control, abuse’.
A man like that would say he had a ‘gut feeling’ too, but he’d be called paranoid.
She is offering to bring him hot drinks at midnight, that is not usually how friendships are struck, she is inconveniencing herself for someone she barley knows. She likes him, he is lapping it up.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck....
It sounds like your DH is trying to start an affair
Ah look, mystic meg is amongst us, spreading prophecies of doom to anyone worrying.
Op, it doesn't sound great but it could simply be innocent and he is just looking for a friendły face on what could be a very lonely job.
@BlooperReel or she is making a throw away comment that isnt really meant to be taken seriously. The type of comment people often make.
she’s seeking him out in the middle of the night to bring him coffee as she lives close by - so she’s not even on the premises at the time
Umm herewego she really isn’t. She hasn’t met him in the middle of the night. She made a throwaway comment that she’d have taken him a drink if she knew. It’s the sort of thing people say all the time without meaning it at all!
I don’t know OP. It may be something to worry about. There’s nothing specific in what you report here that makes it the most obvious explanation though.
I guess it depends on whether or not he takes her up on the offer of a cuppa, and lets her know when he's doing a late night delivery next.
How's your marriage been lately? Do you talk things out when you have problems? Enjoy each other's company?
Thank you all - just had time to read through your replies, I'm going to talk to him about it. Despite not seeing each other much, we have a really good relationship and I don't have any reason to think that he'd do anything. Of course he has female friends, just offering to bring a drink at midnight seems a little 🤔 to me. I could be just completely paranoid and if so I'll apologise to him. I'm definitely not the type to snoop through his phone or anything - it came up on my timeline that they were friends today, about 20 mins after he's left the work place.
MoistMolly can't your read?
2 or 3 things....
1) DH regularly visits the same place for deliveries and a woman from there called up his work saying how fab he is etc.
2)Not long ago he told her he was over there at midnight, and she said she would have brought him a hot drink (at midnight!) as she lived close by
3)He’s searched for he on Fb a few weeks ago - today after he’s delivered there he’s searched her and requested her as a friend on Facebook.
You may not regard these as 'things' but the OP obviously does. And to be fair, a lot of people might be questioning things if a) a regular female customer calls to make effuse compliments, b) same customer refers to where she lives and says she would bring him drinks late at night and c) he seeks out the same customer on FB and 'befriends' her.
The professional boundaries have been crossed and this has made the OP question things.
You need to get off your high horse and stop judging people as being paranoid when they are obviously genuinely concerned.
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