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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?

AIBU?

shiveringtimber Mon 25-Mar-19 22:27:09

grin@ thigh!

pineapplebryanbrown Mon 25-Mar-19 21:45:20

Your solution bored the shit out of me OP. This is what you should have done:

Drive to the airport, wave at him, lock the car doors and speed off. Wait round the corner until he gets in an uber then ram it at really high speed screaming surprise at the same time.

Japonicaflower2 Sun 24-Mar-19 16:28:32

For what it's worth op I'm on your side 🙂
Hate driving, loath airport car parks, would cheerfully pay the fare rather than go!

HarrysOwl Sun 24-Mar-19 16:17:33

*I just wondered what others would do.

I found out!*

Well....you found out what some others said they would do.... grin

Glad you had a lovely evening, great ending!

QueenEhlana Sun 24-Mar-19 14:29:22

Op, I think I luffs you. Glad you he got the uber and you got to rest with a vino.

Who gives a flying fuck if others have to deal with more shit than you do. This is your life, this is your shit, and this is your DP.

Hope you're having a nice day together today.

BusterGonad Sun 24-Mar-19 14:08:11

A lovely ending Op. I wouldn't have fancied the airport pick up either.

theemmadilemma Sun 24-Mar-19 12:04:36

@Exhausted18 Insensitive is one word. Yes. Crass, rude, hurtful are others. It's something I've accepted, and within that it probably does make a person slightly selfish.

I didn't come here for validation about my life. AIBU would be fucking stupid choice for that.

I just wondered what others would do.

I found out!

Don't worry all is well here! The conversation went:

I'm knackered, it's been a shit couple of days, can you jump in an Uber and I'll have something nice for tea?
Yeah no worries, it'll be easier. Do you want me to order a takeaway to save you cooking?
No, don't worry, I've got us something nice!

He was fed, happy and snoring by 11pm.

dreamalittlebiggerdarling Sat 23-Mar-19 23:22:17

OP, you need to remember that unless you have children you aren’t allowed to be tired. wink

SimonJT Sat 23-Mar-19 22:23:22

@HarrysOwl he was worth every second

Exhausted18 Sat 23-Mar-19 19:56:20

I think you're getting an awful hard time on here OP. For what's its worth, cleaning up after my overactive dog and housework-shy DP wears me out a lot. My 6 mth old is actually the least stress inducing of the lot!! Enjoy your glass of wine wine. And I'm sorry to see the "don't have kids" comments, that is really insensitive folks confused

theemmadilemma Sat 23-Mar-19 19:35:14

Actually dinner will be ready to when he's had a chance to chill and is ready.

Because sticking it straight in his face going 'look what I did' isn't really a nice gesture...

theemmadilemma Sat 23-Mar-19 19:31:57

House is clean. Dog is finally chilling. I'm chilled, looking as good as I can, dinner will be served when he arrives.

Obviously I didn't go!

YeOldeTrout Sat 23-Mar-19 17:56:36

Pfft, just admit you're lazy, OP. That's a lot easier. Your DP can decide to love you or dump you, accepting the way you are. Don't come here for validation. This is between you two.

picklemepopcorn Sat 23-Mar-19 17:40:28

DS likes me to run him various places, because it takes him twice as long on public transport. However, it takes me twice as long as it takes him. Not reasonable!

TooLittleTooLate80 Sat 23-Mar-19 17:34:50

YABU. Really YABU.

BlueSky123456 Sat 23-Mar-19 17:27:25

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Ihopeyourcakeisshit Sat 23-Mar-19 17:19:13

I'm uber all the way OP.
Sorry you've had such a tough time in this thread.

BusterGonad Sat 23-Mar-19 17:07:04

Op if you do pick him up, then surely you need to also take the cat!

HarrysOwl Sat 23-Mar-19 17:06:40

Oh just seen above - oooh duck. You're spoiling him!

SimonJT Sat 23-Mar-19 17:06:26

I would pick him up, I once picked my ex up three times in one week from the airport, yes it was a bit of a faff, but I preferred the faff of the drive and getting to see him an hour earlier.

Do what works best for you, I used to get teased from picking him up every time, but I liked doing it.

HarrysOwl Sat 23-Mar-19 17:05:32

Hope you're chilling the wine, OP. What's for dinner?

How long until his arrival?

theemmadilemma Sat 23-Mar-19 16:59:07

Trying to fit my dog in my Mini is laughable. I haven't ever tried it, but it feels like we could do something Scooby Do there!

BusterGonad Sat 23-Mar-19 16:46:58

I'm really enjoying this thread, Op you've got a good sense of humor, I think if it'll take 1 1/2 hours to get your partner than I'm in agreement that he can uber. I'd get my husband purely because £39 is a lot of money (we have a child and I don't work).

MitziK Sat 23-Mar-19 13:57:46

You could take the dog for a nice, muddy walk, then stick him in the car, pick up the DP and let DDog show DP just how much he's been missed.

Two and a half ton of muddy, waggy, slobbery happiness should get him over the chilled meals with copious amounts of wine fairly quickly.

And you get to look like the amazing, supportive partner for picking him up...

Lougle Sat 23-Mar-19 13:35:36

@theemmadilemma AIBU can be very harsh. flowers

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