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bagpuss90 Wed 03-Apr-19 09:46:43

I have invited my DP female relatives over for a girlie nite at mine next week - just a buffet and drinks. I've asked them to arrive at mine at around 7 pm - which I think is reasonable for a week day nite. I get home from work at 5. So that give me two hours to walk the dogs, prepare the food ( I will be doing some of it in advance) get showered and changed.
Anyway DP,s sister has texted me to ask if I can bring it forward to 6 pm as she likes to go to bed early.
AIBU to think you don't get an invitation to someones house and call the bloody shots?

Booboostwo Wed 03-Apr-19 09:49:12

Hardly calling the shots though is it? She just asked if you can bring it forward an hour. If you can't just say no, if she can't come at 7pm she will decline the invitation. And unclench.

DontCallMeCharlotte Wed 03-Apr-19 09:49:38

You're right, you don't.

So just tell her you can't be ready by 6pm and stick to 7pm. If she leaves early, so be it.

DoneLikeAKipper Wed 03-Apr-19 09:49:49

She only asked if it could be an hour earlier, you can always say no if it doesn’t work for you. Not like she asked for you to leave work at lunchtime so you could drink all afternoon and be in bed before Corrie starts confused.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 03-Apr-19 09:50:36

YANBU. Surely a later night won't hurt for once.
Shes not going to turn into a Pumpkin if she doesn't go to bed before midnight, is she.

Jozen Wed 03-Apr-19 09:54:47

Just say 6pm isn't convenient for you and keep it at 7pm. She can decline the invite or attend and leave early.

bagpuss90 Wed 03-Apr-19 09:59:08

It doesn't help that she has pissed me off before.I just find her slightly arrogant. Last year she asked me if she could borrow my camping gear- no problem. I said I'd sort it out at the weekend as I was busy- she didn't need it for another week. Half hour later she's knocking on my door ( I was going out) saying she thought I'd forget - so could I sort it now

Provincialbelle Wed 03-Apr-19 10:02:26

Your second eg is much worse. If she’d banged on my door unannounced I’d have sent her on her way - but then I’d never have the cheek to ask to borrow someone’s gear anyway

ScatteredMama82 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:03:06

I'd just say no, 6pm doesn't work as you can't be ready by then. Like others said, there's no reason she can't just leave a bit earlier than everyone else.

I think it's a bit cheeky of her to ask really. I wouldn't do that.

AverageMan Wed 03-Apr-19 10:04:23

Why not just compromise for 6.30?

MsSquiz Wed 03-Apr-19 10:04:59

All you have to do is say "no, sorry. But it's fine for you to leave whenever you want"

I don't see the problem really

GreatDuckCookery Wed 03-Apr-19 10:05:44

It’s a bit cheeky to ask to come at 6 I guess. Just tell her it’s 7 and carry on as normal.
She doesn’t have to come if it’s too late.

Bluntness100 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:06:59

Are you normally very highly strung?

Either say, yes that's fine, or no, it won't work for me, due to work, or can we make it six thirty due to my work and you can leave as you please.

It's really not a big deal. Calm down.

TheMaddHugger Wed 03-Apr-19 10:07:20

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Wed 03-Apr-19 10:09:11

She can come at 7pm and leave an hour earlier than everyone else

DoneLikeAKipper Wed 03-Apr-19 10:10:19

@TheMaddHugger, have to agree Madd...

Jupiters Wed 03-Apr-19 10:11:02

If you can't change the time then don't, she can either come along (and leave early) or decline. But no need to make a big deal about it. If you're only inviting her over out of a sense of duty then no need to invite her again (I'd guessed at sense of duty as you don't seem to like her much).

But the camping gear example is rude.

bagpuss90 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:11:13

Eh I'm pretty laid back actually. As I say she has form for arrogance- lots of occasions. I guess its the last straw scenario.

ThePants999 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:12:16

You should never be annoyed by anyone ASKING something. You can always say no. (If they don't take no for an answer, THEN you can get annoyed.)

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 03-Apr-19 10:12:30

Not sure why you're inviting her to be honest if she's rude and you don't get on! I hope you turned her away when she turned up on your doorstep for the camping stuff?

Perfectly reasonable to text back and say 7 doesn't work for you as you won't have time to get sorted after work (or even just 'that doesn't work for me' if you want to be a bit aggy!)

InsertFunnyUsername Wed 03-Apr-19 10:14:15

If you can't change the time, then just say that. I wouldn't ask to change times because i liked an early night, i would either just leave early or decline the invite.

But, it wouldn't be something that pissed me off, im guessing you two don't have the best of relationships?

OKBobble Wed 03-Apr-19 10:15:11

Compromise at 6.30 hmm why would OP even do that?

As someone else said - sorry can't start till 7 bit feel free to leave whenever you need to -or not come at all-

bagpuss90 Wed 03-Apr-19 10:15:18

I can't leave her out

LemonTT Wed 03-Apr-19 10:15:52

Really this is not a last straw issue. It’s just a question to which you can answer no.

Honestly, if you are getting agitated by this don’t host people you don’t really like during the week when it’s not convenient. Go out for a few drinks or a meal or not at all.

GreatDuckCookery Wed 03-Apr-19 10:17:37

Sounds like there’s a lot about her that annoys you? Don’t let it fester, just say it’s 7pm and be done with it. She’ll either come at that time or not at all.

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