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To not pick him up from the airport tomorrow?

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theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:13:25

Can't be arsed to NC.

Relevant details:

He is in short haul EU country (1.5hr max) visiting family including a GP who had a stroke around 3 months ago - recovering well.

I am at home working and looking after dog and cat.

He left Thurs am (up at 6.30am) after a late night and disturbed sleep for both of us for reasons out of our control.

He has since been having lovely lunches in lovely sun...

I am at home holding the fort at usual. I WFH so I'm ok with picking up most home duties.

I don't have a problem on a daily basis with the split of chores.

However, dog is being unusually annoying and over active, I'm trying to work, and do all the usual shit including cleaning the house. I had a crap night sleep last night due to my wonderful but currently arsehole dog.

I won't have any down time tonight really.

And tomorrow I need to clean the the house some more.

AIBU to say that whileI have nothing else meaning I can't. I'm happy to play chef, laundry, cleaner, etc., I'd rather not add being chauffeur at 7pm tomorrow night to do a 1.5 hr journey to save his a £30 Uber he can afford? When I could be supping a wee glass of vino and trying to chill out?


FullOfJellyBeans Fri 22-Mar-19 17:15:35

YANBU. I'd just let him get an uber. Maybe have his favorite beer in to make up for it smile

KOKOtiltomorrow Fri 22-Mar-19 17:20:06

If it really is only £30 YANBU. But that does sound cheap for a 45 minute airport run.

If I'm honest though - you sound resentful. You work from home, you don't mention any DC but you are looking after an arsey dog and a cat. And doing chores. Sorry OP but I don't think you will get much sympathy as your life sounds great!

DizziLizzy Fri 22-Mar-19 17:21:34

YABU, your jealous his been away. Do you ever get the chance to do the same? If not I'd insist you get the equivalent time to yourself.

HarrysOwl Fri 22-Mar-19 17:21:46

Personally, I probably would pick my DH up, but it's definitely not unreasonable not to if you're knackered & he can afford transport back.

Unless he 'expects' a lift. Big difference between hoping for/or insisting on you picking him up.

Sirzy Fri 22-Mar-19 17:22:13

I would go and pick up if you can. Seems a bit mean not too and a waste of money

brizzlemint Fri 22-Mar-19 17:23:26

I am at home working and looking after dog and cat.

Such hard work, no wonder you are exhausted and can't go and collect him. Are you always such a snowflake?

AryaStarkWolf Fri 22-Mar-19 17:23:32

I would collect him if it were my oh but if you can't be bothered that's your choice

twobambinos Fri 22-Mar-19 17:23:35

Yabu you sound very resentful of his trip to visit family. Is the being a chauffeur a regular thing maybe. Can you not chill with your glass of wine together at 8pm when he is home. I can't imagine how dirty the house could possibly be with two adults living in it and one has been away since Thursday and you've already done some cleaning.
If the flight was at an anti social time I would say let him spend the money on the uber but it isn't even that. Is there more going on than you are saying

WorraLiberty Fri 22-Mar-19 17:23:54

I'd pick him up

What's up with the dog? Oh and how much looking after does the cat take?

blackteasplease Fri 22-Mar-19 17:24:37

Yanbu. I can never understand why people are so reluctant to pay a small taxi fare (assuming it is £30 and not £150!) And would rather put others out massively.

Where we live it's madness to get to the airport by any method but the train though as it's so much quicker so doesn't really arise for us.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 22-Mar-19 17:25:55

Yeah bollocks to that. 3 hours of my time is worth more than £30.

blackteasplease Fri 22-Mar-19 17:26:09

Yabu to say "supping" or " vino" though.

theredjellybean Fri 22-Mar-19 17:26:27

You have one cat and one dog and you need to spend so much time cleaning the house???
You sound a bit of a nightmare to me, you do has been away literally few days and your moaning about holding the Fort... Your not over run with small children, elderly relatives etc..
You have basically had to feed and walk the dog... Which maybe your dp does usually.. But yiy have had to do for a few days
Good grief get a grip.
I'd expect my dp to come and meet me and then we can both have a few drinks together when we get back

LaurieFairyCake Fri 22-Mar-19 17:26:44

Sorry, 90 minutes of my time in front of the tv cuddling dog and drinking wine is way more than £30

ElloBrian Fri 22-Mar-19 17:27:28

“You take someone to the airport, it’s clearly the beginning of the relationship. That's why I have never taken anyone to the airport at the beginning of a relationship. Because eventually things move on and you don't take someone to the airport and I never wanted anyone to say to me, How come you never take me to the airport anymore?”

Chloemol Fri 22-Mar-19 17:28:03

How would you feel if the situation was reserved and he refused to come and collect you and said get a Uber

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:32:06

Ah I'm so glad I choose AIBU.

No DC.

He usually works 15 mins from home. Does travel for work once a month maybe? His average day, leave at 9ish, back at 7 latest.

I work 9am to around 6pm from home.

I'm not a special snowflake.

Yes I often travel alone to see friends abroad. I usually book my parking and drive, but unfortunately I cannot fly from the local, closest airport so it's a 2 hr journey to the airport I need. He's done it for me though, maybe a couple of times. And I've done various drop off's/pick up's in the past, when needed.

I just feel like this time, it's some he can easily afford, he's had some nice down down time. Can't I just chill tomorrow?

Vice versa I wouldn't ask.

Not jealous of his time away at all. 100% supportive.

KatieHack Fri 22-Mar-19 17:33:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:34:25

Note: Very small house. Huge dog. Old cat. If I don't do certain things every day you'd all be clutching your pearl necklaces and hoicking those pants...

KatieHack Fri 22-Mar-19 17:36:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HarrysOwl Fri 22-Mar-19 17:36:46

What would his reaction be if you didn't?

Would he be more likely to understand you must be tired, or be the sulky type?

itssoooofluffy Fri 22-Mar-19 17:36:48

YABU. Both me and DH often go away without the other, we always pick each other up. Spend £30 on a cleaner instead grin

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:37:50

@WorraLiberty Dog just wants Partner Wants the person that isn't there. In that way they can be little gits like that.

brizzlemint Fri 22-Mar-19 17:40:18

I work 9am to around 6pm from home.

That's hardly excessive, especially without a commute. Many people work those hours and commute on top.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:40:24

Oh he'll get it. I highly doubt he'd sulk. I'm not worried about that part.

I was just interested to see if people thought I was being a bit of a shit...

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:41:43

@brizzlemint And?

I was comparing my working hours to his and his commute? Was looking for anyone to tell me how terribly lovely I have it. Thanks.

starzig Fri 22-Mar-19 17:41:45

I wouldnt put having a chill with a glass of wine above picking up my OH. maybe that's because he would do it for me too.

Gottalovesummer Fri 22-Mar-19 17:42:43

I usually post really polite messages.

However, this time I'd say

Walk your dog
Clean a bit less
Pick up your partner from the airport
Quit winging

Gottalovesummer Fri 22-Mar-19 17:43:18

Or even quit whinging

BlueSkiesLies Fri 22-Mar-19 17:43:45

I wouldn't do the aiprot run. Waste of time when he could just get a taxi.

That said, I am PMSL at the idea of an adult 'holding the fort' when all the have to do is look after themselves and a dog and a cat.

starzig Fri 22-Mar-19 17:44:48

Could you not have a glass of wine together when both of you get back. It would be so much nicer sharing.

AnneOfCleanTables Fri 22-Mar-19 17:45:00

I know you're saying you don't resent his trip but you keep saying 'he's had nice down time'. Basically you've had nice alone time but you're trying to frame it as a massive chore. I'm sure he could point to boring meals with relatives if he wanted to point score that not every part of his week was a joy.
If you don't want to pick him up then don't. But don't blame it on a hard week looking after two pets.

brizzlemint Fri 22-Mar-19 17:45:43

I was comparing my working hours to his and his commute? Was looking for anyone to tell me how terribly lovely I have it. Thanks.

Which has nothing to do with you being too lazy/selfish to collect him from the airport.

BoomBoomsCousin Fri 22-Mar-19 17:46:18

YANBU. Personally, I prefer to get a taxi from the airport than have someone pick me up so I'd be happy if you did that to me! But even if that weren't the case, I wouldn't want my partner to have a relatively shit evening to make my fine evening marginally better - especially if they've been holding down the fort for me while I was away.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:47:42

@BlueSkiesLies Yes, it is very little to be fair.

But he gets hotel service. Clean clothes appear, food appears, everything is cleaned. I do not remember the last time he washed up. I don't actually really care. It'd be shite job. But I do all those things daily for him, the house, the pets.

So since I do all that I figure he can jump in a fucking Uber.

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Fri 22-Mar-19 17:47:48

I would pick him up, anything else is just being spiteful.

Although I question that you work 9am-6pm given that you posted this thread at just after 5pm. Surely you are now chilling out for the evening so its not like you are getting no down time at all.

In truth you have between now and 7pm tomorrow evening to clean the house its not like you have a million jobs to do so your going to have time to chill tomorrow too.

HarrysOwl Fri 22-Mar-19 17:49:13

Just because someone doesn't have a dozen kids or commute from Glasgow to London every day doesn't mean they're not allowed to be tired from working hard all day and fitting in chores with pet care.

OP, if he's understanding and doesn't mind getting an uber then enjoy your wine (with dog & cat). wine

Nicknacky Fri 22-Mar-19 17:50:37

Pick him up or don’t pick him up.

But holy fuck, you don’t have it tough! You make it sound like you have such a hard life when your work from home and have two pets.

Don’t hide behind it. You grudge him the time away and that’s apparent from your language.

AnneOfCleanTables Fri 22-Mar-19 17:50:45

If you're resenting the split of domestic chores and resenting him having time away, it's maybe time to have a proper chat about the relationship.Posters are picking up on your resentment. The more you post, the more it seems deep-rooted. If you dealt with the underlying problems, a lift from the airport wouldn't seem such a deal.

BillyGoatGruff007 Fri 22-Mar-19 17:50:45

He's a grown adult I assume ? He's perfectly capable of getting a cab.
As someone who didn't own a car for the first forty years of my life, I can never understand why folk have to have a family member or friend collect them from the airport.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:50:56


That's the question I was asking wasn't it? And you gave your opinion.

Thank you.

Bookworm4 Fri 22-Mar-19 17:51:07

Why not say get a taxi home and you could have a nice takeaway/ wine ready for him getting home.

JenniferJareau Fri 22-Mar-19 17:53:33

I think he should get the Uber. You're not being lazy imo.

C8H10N4O2 Fri 22-Mar-19 17:53:42

I'm the one usually arriving home at the airport. I get a cab, OH has food and a cold bottle ready for when I arrive.

Farmerswifey12 Fri 22-Mar-19 17:55:05

I'd pick him up but I would have missed mine and would look forward to seeing him and hearing him telling me about his weekend away on the car journey home

anniehm Fri 22-Mar-19 17:55:15

If your main issue is your dog you need to shut them away in a room overnight! I never pick dh up from the airport but he travels for work so they pay, otherwise there's an hourly bus for a £5

DarlingNikita Fri 22-Mar-19 17:55:38

I think YANBU. You're not asking him to hitch home with a bag on his back and one in each hand. It's a sit-down in an Uber he can afford.
It's not 'spiteful' hmm to ask him not to ask you to turn out in the car in this scenario. And I don't think it matters that you don't have kids, despite what some weird posts are saying.

Put your feet up!

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:55:39

I do not resent him going way.

I actually enjoy the time out when it happens. It's just these 2 days have been an unusual nightmare. Which means it's been shit for me here.

We both happily spend time apart with family and friends with no resentment.

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Fair point. It's slow this time on a Friday and I have the luxury of being able to do this.

ratspeaker Fri 22-Mar-19 17:55:43

To me it would depend on how long a drive to the airport, what time of day, how much the parking charges were *, how reliable public transport was nearby.

* ie for Edinburgh airport i know I can wait in nearby park and ride, they text when bags collected and I can pick up at drop off zone only costing £1. Thats if Im in a car, in campervan it means going into overground car park at around £5.50.

ILiveInSalemsLot Fri 22-Mar-19 17:56:16

Well I’m not surprised you don’t want to pick him up if you do all the cooking and cleaning even while he’s there. What’s up with that?

Ihatehashtags Fri 22-Mar-19 17:57:00

1.5hr drive? No I wouldn’t pick him up

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 17:57:19

Of course they'll be a nice meal when he gets home with wine, and a chilled Partner...

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itsabongthing Fri 22-Mar-19 17:58:58

Yes not sure AIBU was the right place to post! Collect from the airport, don’t collect from the airport, your choice. But I think sympathy for you will be affected by the fact that a significant proportion of your audience here are sleep deprived parents who can only dream of being able to focus on cleaning the house!

Yabbers Fri 22-Mar-19 18:00:47

I’d be really annoyed if my OH did this when he really had nothing he couldn’t put off. Sends a message that you don’t really care about them.

Bluntness100 Fri 22-Mar-19 18:01:12

God, you make is sound like it's really hard work looking after yourself and two pets. The way you're going on anyone would think you'd been down the mines,

If you can't be arsed picking him up don't. Really. Who would anyone give a shit.

OftenHangry Fri 22-Mar-19 18:02:32

I am so glad my DH isn't like you and picks me up happily after I visited my family while he was working and keeping the house running for a week....
But then. He is actually happy to see me, so that might be the difference, I guess.

mrsdavys Fri 22-Mar-19 18:04:22

You sound like hard work OP

peppaaargh Fri 22-Mar-19 18:05:19

How difficult is the cat? If you don't want to pick him up then don't. But don't go exaggerating how difficult all that stuff is. Sounds like a walk in the park to some of us

Cheap uber that though hmm

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:07:08

I love AIBU.

I'm hard work is honestly funny. Never ever been called that.

Everyone's issues are proportionate people. I posted for a bit of insight and opinion. Which I got in spades. grin

I'm happy with my very good relationship thanks. We're good to each other in many, many ways.

I figured I was being a bit lazy, but not a complete cunt.

Which seems to be the general opinion.

Drum2018 Fri 22-Mar-19 18:07:15

Regardless of whether you work 20 hours a day or sit on your arse watching Jeremy Kyle all day, you don't have to pick him up. I wouldn't, especially seeing as an Uber only costs him £30.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:09:20

Cat is old and is kept away from dog with litter tray that needs a lot of 'attention'.

Dog is young, big and creates havoc.

Both of which are issues of my own choice admittedly.

Tilikum Fri 22-Mar-19 18:10:52


I actually enjoy the time out when it happens. It's just these 2 days have been an unusual nightmare. Which means it's been shit for me here.

Unusual nightmare grin

YABU. Not because you don't want to pick him up; it's fine for him to get a taxi if you're too tired, but because there's a real attitude of resentment and bitterness in your posts. I'm sure your DP would prefer not to have a sick grandparent in another country that he is worried about and needs to visit. You are not the one with the shitty end of the stick here.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:10:57

Double checked Uber cost. £29-39 max.

DuckbilledSplatterPuff Fri 22-Mar-19 18:11:15

Three hour round trip? v £30 uber. How much is the petrol costing. Airport sthort stay parking.. YOu also have to time the flight.. how long will it take him to get out of customs, what if its delayed,
Maybe he'd rather step straight into his uber without any hanging around and come home to a chilled partner and as someone said a nice dinner. A £30 uber is sounding better and better value.

My OH would think nothing of getting me out of bed at 1.30 am to pick up from a staion halfway down the line after he was too "merry" to get on the right train or leave in time.. until my grown up DC, commented.. "Even I would get an Uber for that Dad." ... out of the mouth of babes... Strangely I've never been asked since!

PosterPostingPosterishly Fri 22-Mar-19 18:12:44

* I am at home working and looking after dog and cat.*

It's a tough life....🤣🤣🤣

Trills Fri 22-Mar-19 18:13:57

I am often shocked at how often people expect others to put themselves out to do airport runs when they could get a taxi or public transport fairly easily.

YANBU to not go to the airport just because you don't feel like it.

HotpotLawyer Fri 22-Mar-19 18:14:00

I never understand why arriving by plane somehow has a special status that other normal aspects of travel do not.

Especially Heathrow. I can't bear it when relatives (SIL / BIL, DH does not drive) expect me to do the short but 4 hour return trip to pick them up (because....London traffic, waiting, queueing etc) and pay a ton for parking when my airport round trip takes longer than their flight has done and costs more in petrol and parking than a tube ticket. I'll pick them up from the station, no fuss.

It's just travel. He's a grown up, he can sort out his own journey.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:14:31

Ugh. My tone is shite and this is even more outing.

I lost one of beloved pets last week. I'm still upset.

So it's just been shit timing.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:16:14

@DuckbilledSplatterPuff At last some fucking sense.

DarlingNikita Fri 22-Mar-19 18:18:28

I am at home working and looking after dog and cat.
It's a tough life...

its not like you have a million jobs to do

You make it sound like you have such a hard life when your work from home and have two pets.

See, posts like these sound much more resentful and bitter than anything the OP says.

MandalaYogaTapestry Fri 22-Mar-19 18:20:32

Apart from the practical side, then you come home from a trip it feels nice when someone is there to meet you.

Having said that, 1.5 hra of driving would cost around £15 in petrol. Plus airport parking if there is no free pick up zone. So Uber will be only marginally more expensive. Is it really just £30?

sagradafamiliar Fri 22-Mar-19 18:20:37

He has since been having lovely lunches in the lovely sun.

I find this relevant. You sound resentful and like a martyr. He's been visiting his sick family. You haven't been running round after kids- you've got a couple of pets. Pick him up or don't put don't build up a put-upon image to justify it. Just choose what you want to do.

sagradafamiliar Fri 22-Mar-19 18:22:02

But don't*

Jinglejanglefish Fri 22-Mar-19 18:22:24

I would pick dp up, but then again I actually like him and am not full of resentment.

Oh and we have a baby and TWO pets 😱

PosterPostingPosterishly Fri 22-Mar-19 18:24:26

* He has since been having lovely lunches in lovely sun...

I am at home holding the fort at usual. I WFH so I'm ok with picking up most home duties.

Very small house. Huge dog. Old cat. If I don't do certain things every day you'd all be clutching your pearl necklaces and hoicking those pants...

I was comparing my working hours to his and his commute? Was looking for anyone to tell me how terribly lovely I have it. Thanks.

But he gets hotel service. Clean clothes appear, food appears, everything is cleaned. I do not remember the last time he washed up. I don't actually really care. It'd be shite job.

I figured I was being a bit lazy, but not a complete cunt.

My tone is shite**

All a little bitter Nikita*

I think it'd be nice for the OP to make the journey, even after her extremely busy day hmm.
Have a catch up and chat about what you've been up to...grab a takeaway on the way home?

HarrysOwl Fri 22-Mar-19 18:24:47

I just asked my DH what he'd think and he said "I wouldn't have asked you."

While I would have picked him up, I'm in a totally different position to you OP. With no shit to deal with and plenty of time/energy.

Can't believe the flaming for a woman simply putting herself first after a hard week - how dare she not push herself to do something she doesn't want to or have to do? Because she doesn't have it 'harder'? What the fuck?

I forget, this is AIBU. You're selfish and wrong if you don't drop everything, but then you're a pushover and wrong if you do.

You don't need anyone to tell you what the right thing to do is, OP. You're fine.

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Fri 22-Mar-19 18:29:12

Can't believe the flaming for a woman simply putting herself first after a hard week

This might be valid if he had been off on a jolly but he's been visiting family including a grandparent who has suffered a stroke. It's not likely that he has had an easy week either. Yes the Op has been at home working and looking after the pets but he's probably had a very stressful week too and if picking him up made it a little easier for him why wouldn't the OP extend that courtesy? Isn't that what most couples would do?

Bluntness100 Fri 22-Mar-19 18:29:56

I'm sorry about your pet. I don't really understand though. Was this a third pet? And you don't want to pick him up because you're still upset? Not that you're knackered from looking after yourself and the other two?

Zooop Fri 22-Mar-19 18:32:51

I never pick DH up from the airport - he wouldn’t pick me up. We’re grown ups and can sort out our own transport.

I don’t see why you should bother - taxi is a perfectly acceptable way to get home. It’s not as though he’s arriving at a rural station with no taxi rank and no public transport!

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:34:24

And thankfully, finally sanity seems to have arrived.

Sorry I don't have a terribly difficult, hard life as you may say. Funnily enough I try not judge people on the validity of their issue in comparison to my life. Shame others clearly cannot.

Yes it's really £30-£40. Yes it would take me ages and cost almost the same.

No I am not a martyr or resentful at all.

This wasn't a big issue. He asked, I went, 'ugh'. I said I'd let him know, he said it wasn't a big issue.

I thought I'd see what AIBU thought.

HarrysOwl Fri 22-Mar-19 18:34:28

if picking him up made it a little easier for him why wouldn't the OP extend that courtesy?

Not when there's a really convenient and easy alternative for him. £30 Uber, job done. OP has said she's happy to sort out a nice meal and wine when he arrives home. She doesn't need to provide a lift, too.

Also I feel it's unfair to generalise 'most couples' - every situation is different.

HarrysOwl Fri 22-Mar-19 18:36:30

I thought I'd see what AIBU thought.

You like living on the edge, then grin

sagradafamiliar Fri 22-Mar-19 18:38:19

*Finally some sanity has arrived
So you've only asked for your own amusement then to see what response you'd get? You clearly had your mind made up from the get-go. Crack on, you don't need validation from others but you have to keep having digs at posters who wouldn't have an issue doing it.

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Fri 22-Mar-19 18:38:25

Ok so from your most recent update

He doesn't care either way
It's going to cost approx. the same
It's a total none issue

Basically you have already decided you're not going to pick him up and he apparently isn't bothered so I completely fail to see why you even needed to start a thread???

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:38:53

@HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone I probably know more about his last 72 hours and how difficult they've been than you.

The Grandparent made a very good recovery. Hence the meals!

We have and do, extend this courtesy every now and then. But for the main part, as adults, when we travel alone, we make our own arrangements that don't bother the other too much.

I mean I can manage it pretty ok by myself, cheers.

HollowTalk Fri 22-Mar-19 18:41:03

Just say, "Get an Uber and I'll have a meal and wine ready." That's it, isn't it?

FizzyGreenWater Fri 22-Mar-19 18:41:37

...and cost almost the same.

Then don't pick him up, that's just silly. Turn it around - if it were my DH he would say that's ridiculous, I can get a taxi straight through and you coming all that way in our car won't even save any money. And I'd say the same to him.

Sounds perfectly sensible and if he's a sensible nice person he would just pull a face and tell you to stay home and get the beers chillin'

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:41:48

Because it's Mumsnet and I can start a thread about anything (within reason) and ask for opinions, thoughts and comments?

checks is still in right place...

@HarrysOwl Well, it's Friday, he's away and I only have the dog and cat to look after and this tiny house. So....

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:44:29

@sagradafamiliar where on earth did I do that?

I'm not digging at anyone that would? I think it's lovely people are much nicer and less lazy fuckers than I.

I've responded to people calling me out on shit they are misreading.

ZippyBungleandGeorge Fri 22-Mar-19 18:46:20

You've not got DCs, it's a dog. Pick him up

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:48:09

You try picking up my dog... he's 50kg.

sagradafamiliar Fri 22-Mar-19 18:49:22

'You'd all be clutching your pearls', 'finally some sanity' and other huffy posts when like you said, you asked for opinions and comments :/
And it turns out it's a non-issue anyway so clearly you've posted for the shits and giggles or because you are feeling resentful like your posting suggests and want to take it out on MNers?

HarrysOwl Fri 22-Mar-19 18:51:04

Please provide a picture of your wonderful but sleep-depriving dog grin

Snog Fri 22-Mar-19 18:56:20

Not a big deal at all for your partner to get an Uber home, I would have zero guilt on that account.

What is strange to me is that you are making a big deal about "holding the fort" at home when you have no dc!
Surely looking after yourself, your pets and your home is not a big deal??? Lots of people live alone and do this all the time. This is what the special snowflake comments relate to coming from people who have young children as being home alone for a week or so sounds like a full on dream holiday and super restful.

theemmadilemma Fri 22-Mar-19 18:58:38

What if is it a non issue? Isn't half the fucking shit on MN? I mean how many times can we ask how many times a week we wash our sheets?

Sometime, just sometimes, general ranting and posting is what we want to do. And this is a forum for it, unless I've got it very wrong for the past how many long years?

Bugger, I'm gonna have to name change anyway. So ok...

@HarrysOwl this one.

americandream Fri 22-Mar-19 19:05:27

You are coming across as a bit precious OP.

HarrysOwl Fri 22-Mar-19 19:06:42

@theemmadilemma aw look at him! Gorgeous grin

Also, sheets should be washed daily. And Mumsnet chicken should last a month.

americandream Fri 22-Mar-19 19:07:08

And you wonder why people are being a bit like hmm

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