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Delatron Fri 14-Aug-20 20:41:48

Just got back from holiday. Am knackered and have a mountain of washing to do. I’m working in the morning. DH has said his work colleague and son are flying back from a local airport and she’s asked if they can see us for dinner and stay over tomorrow. So one day’s notice. Then get up bloody early on Sunday to get their flight, wake us all up on the only day I get a lie in.

I mean how cheeky is this? DH has said yes. I’ve told him he can do all the beds/towels and cooking but I’m furious my chilled weekend has been taken away. He says he is just being kind and I’m so ‘hostile’.

Also the coronavirus risk? I’ve only had my parents overnight. Nobody else. We have no idea where they’ve been and whether they have been social distancing. They are not even close friends!

So am I being unfriendly and hostile?

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thinkofablinkingnamewoman Fri 14-Aug-20 20:45:13

Got to admit I'd be cross even at the best of times. Make sure he actually does all the prep!

Bluntness100 Fri 14-Aug-20 20:47:11

Meh, it’s annoying and he should have asked you first, but I’d personally mot get my arse in my hands over it. But I like hosting and having guests.

Pretenditsaplan Fri 14-Aug-20 20:47:46

Dont forget to check qhere theyre flying from. The places you have to quarantine from changed last night

Motoko Fri 14-Aug-20 20:47:57

God no! He should have discussed it with you first, not just told you she's staying. And so soon after you've just got back from holiday too.

He's the one being unreasonable here.

amicissimma Fri 14-Aug-20 20:48:06

If DH did this without consulting me I'd be spending tomorrow night in a Travelodge and going there straight from work. I'd send a message around dinner time apologising that I was delayed and probably wouldn't be back that night then switch my phone off.

Your DH can be kind to his colleague and you can be kind to you.

Delatron Fri 14-Aug-20 20:48:28

Yeah I like hosting but not overnight guests! Hate it! He knows this but thinks I’m antisocial..!

Wouldn’t mind if it was close friends but work colleague and teenage son?!

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InDeoEstMeaFiducia Fri 14-Aug-20 20:50:08

I'd bunk off and leave if I could. And leave him with the kids. Fuck that. He won't be so 'kind' next time. Also it may be a no go if they're coming from a place where they need to quarantine.

ZenZebra Fri 14-Aug-20 20:50:45

Bit cheeky of the colleague to ask to come in the first place when they're not even close friends. Are you sure it wasn't your DH's idea to invite them?

Either way, yes I'd be bloody annoyed.

Delatron Fri 14-Aug-20 20:51:57

They quarantined when they got here (from the US to Ireland) then they’ve been seeing family in the U.K.

I am tempted to book in to a hotel!

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Clymene Fri 14-Aug-20 20:53:14

Are they flying out or back? Either way, I'd be really fucked off

Delatron Fri 14-Aug-20 20:54:35

They’re flying back to the US on Sunday. They did the quarantine on arrival. We live close to Heathrow and he said she did say she would stay in a hotel and see us for dinner but he wanted to be nice and offer them a place to stay 🙄:

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InDeoEstMeaFiducia Fri 14-Aug-20 20:58:41

Delatron

They quarantined when they got here (from the US to Ireland) then they’ve been seeing family in the U.K.

I am tempted to book in to a hotel!

WTF? NFW. They just flew in from Ireland? He's being a real knob here. Temped to book? Just GO. Let him be social and kind. I'd make sure he cleaned it all up, too. She's cheeky AF to even ask, especially at a time like this. He needs to get the message that it's not on to just make de facto decisions that effect you, too. I'd book a hotel and tell him as I walked out the door.

InDeoEstMeaFiducia Fri 14-Aug-20 20:59:42

Delatron

They’re flying back to the US on Sunday. They did the quarantine on arrival. We live close to Heathrow and he said she did say she would stay in a hotel and see us for dinner but he wanted to be nice and offer them a place to stay 🙄:

Then he hosts them entirely.

Griefmonster Fri 14-Aug-20 21:00:42

Why are they staying with DH and not a hotel?! I would find this request odd at this for family, Never mind a friend and just plain weird for a colleague.

Is it to discuss work? Maximise time when they're both in same country? In which case why doesn't he just join her at her hotel for dinner or something?!

Delatron Fri 14-Aug-20 21:00:53

I think they flew in from Ireland a week or so ago not too sure. But yes very tempted with the hotel. Mainly as I’m so cross with him I don’t think I can put an act on and be a good hostess tomorrow!

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Delatron Fri 14-Aug-20 21:01:51

I guess they’ve worked together for years so he sees her as a friend. But not a close friend.

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Delatron Fri 14-Aug-20 21:02:50

There’s no discussing work, I don’t think they even work on that same accounts anymore. He just wants ‘to be kind’.
Bloody hell.

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PersonaNonGarter Fri 14-Aug-20 21:03:56

Super weird. He should cancel.

InDeoEstMeaFiducia Fri 14-Aug-20 21:04:17

Delatron

I think they flew in from Ireland a week or so ago not too sure. But yes very tempted with the hotel. Mainly as I’m so cross with him I don’t think I can put an act on and be a good hostess tomorrow!

They are supposed to have quarantined for 2 weeks. Don't be very tempted, do it! He'll think twice about being kind and shit when he's left doing all the work. My DH used to do this with dinner guests. After a few times of coming home to an empty house (I'd take the kids and just leave), he ran it by me first because I'm not running a fucking drop-in restaurant and I'm not a chef.

Leeds2 Fri 14-Aug-20 21:04:53

If I were you, I would get up in the morning and take myself to a nice hotel where I would stay until Sunday evening. Maybe put one load of laundry in before you go, and tell DH to make sure he takes it out when it is done. Let him deal with the collecting from the airport/cooking/hosting. He has been very unreasonable just greeting to this without asking you beforehand, especially when you have just got back from holiday.

Delatron Fri 14-Aug-20 21:06:28

He will be doing everything. But even with that I’m still furious as I feel he is putting us all at risk. Plus I’m knackered and don’t want to socialise tomorrow and have people in my house.

I haven’t had friends over to stay yet who I haven’t seen in months. Yet some work friend is fine.

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AliceinBunnyland Fri 14-Aug-20 21:06:36

Why should you have to leave your home?

This is not acceptable OP. I'd tell him he needs to tell them he hadn't considered it properly and it is not okay given coronavirus risk so that cannot stay and if he doesn't then you will have to tell them at the door there has been a misunderstanding. Surely he won't take that chance?

Why do they even want to stay over anyway?!

Bluntness100 Fri 14-Aug-20 21:07:50

Blimey, I’m surprised he did this if he knows you don’t like over night guests.

Personally I’d have done as he did and not have thought twice and would welcome my husbands colleagues too, we live near Gatwick. But if either of us was anti social and didn’t like over night guests to the extent you don’t, we wouldn’t do it.

You are who you are and he knows this, so either he needs to rescind the invite or you need to book into a local hotel for the night if you can’t cope with it.

katy1213 Fri 14-Aug-20 21:08:34

Why don't you just message them and tell the truth; that your husband didn't ask and you're not comfortable with it?
Seems tough that you'll be in the Travelodge not them! Don't let your husband off lightly if they do come - all sheets/towels/cooking and don't forget a jolly good cleaning up after they've gone.

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