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To have complained about a kids class🙈

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peppersneezes000 Wed 14-Aug-19 16:38:54

My little ladies go to a lovely excercise kids class, we pay 5 pounds for 30 mins... today the instructor arrived late at 10.40 & finished at 11, therefore the class was only 20 minutes.
When I got home l rang the gym to complain & now I feel terrible as the instructor is so nice & very good with the kids☹️

MyFokMarelize Wed 14-Aug-19 16:41:49

Sorry - I can't get past this

My little ladies

Ugh.

AryaStarkWolf Wed 14-Aug-19 16:42:21

Well you basically got 2/3s of a class, I probably wouldn't have complained if it was a once off but would if it was ongoing. probably would have been better to say to the instructor too first off

EskewedBeef Wed 14-Aug-19 16:44:47

If it's the only time it's happened and you are otherwise very happy with the service provided, it does seem a bit mean to tell tales after the event. Did the instructor apologise at the time?

peppersneezes000 Wed 14-Aug-19 16:47:23

No he never apologized for turning up late at the start of class & finished bang on time. Another parent went down to the reception desk at 10.35 to say there was no instructor there & he turned up a few minutes later... The class is only 30 minutes so he missed a third of it...

yeahokright Wed 14-Aug-19 16:49:32

Don't feel bad. He's nice but you are paying and the kids missed out. End of story. Forget about it, you did the right thing.

peppersneezes000 Wed 14-Aug-19 16:51:13

Thanks yeah right ok, not looking forward to facing him next week ☹️

Skittlenommer Wed 14-Aug-19 16:57:52

I’d have let it go if it was a one off. Everyone has those days where stuff just goes wrong but if it happened a second time I’d complain.

I always like to give people the benefit of the doubt unless it’s a serious first offence.

riotlady Wed 14-Aug-19 16:59:16

If it was a one off I think you were a little harsh, tbh.

whattodowith Wed 14-Aug-19 17:06:50

Well I teach in a college so some of my students are paying (usually through loans but still). If I turned up so late they missed 3/4 of the lesson, I would be a bad teacher and of course I would expect them to be angry.

Time is money and all that.

BiBiBirdie Wed 14-Aug-19 17:09:22

Did he apologise or explain his lateness? If not, I think I would have said something to the gym too.

ChocChocButtons Wed 14-Aug-19 17:17:20

My driving instructor was often a few mins late but finished dead on then. Pissed me right off. You are not unreasonable.

peppersneezes000 Wed 14-Aug-19 17:22:52

No he never apologized but was talking to another fitness instructor who came up to fill in for him after another parent enquired at reception about his whereabouts.
I asked at reception if class was finished 10 mins later as he was late & she said yes class would finish at 11.10 but he finished at 11... I was pissed off as my dad's missed out & they love their little class, they look forward to it all week.

Jaxhog Wed 14-Aug-19 17:32:59

YANBU

Bluntness100 Wed 14-Aug-19 17:34:49

I'm sorry I can't get past little ladies.

BlancheBeachcomber Wed 14-Aug-19 17:38:26

First world problems. You were U to complain. The whole exercise class for kids sounds absolutely ridiculous anyway and as for little ladies...ugh.

username678889 Wed 14-Aug-19 17:39:00

£5 for 30 minutes shock
Let them run round the park for free .

Bezalelle Wed 14-Aug-19 17:39:25

YABU for "little ladies". Grim! They're girls.

YANBU for complaining.

formerbabe Wed 14-Aug-19 17:43:53

I'd let it go if it was a one off. Every week...? Then I'd complain

PablosHoney Wed 14-Aug-19 17:50:37

Couldn’t you have said something to him at the time? And little ladies is bleurgh

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