To think friend should book?

(216 Posts)
HobbyisENetwork Mon 17-May-21 21:40:47

Friend bought me a spa voucher for my birthday last year and now we can finally go. (Yes I know MN hates spa days).

Anyway I’m trying to book and no one will answer the phone. Automated message says to email and then cuts you off. I email and her told they refuse to book by email.

Told friend about the issues but she didn’t offer to help. I’ve been trying for a few days now and it’s stressful and I feel like actually she should be the one to book it - we’re both going together.

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melj1213 Mon 17-May-21 21:47:55

What exactly do you want your friend to do though? If they aren't answering the phone and dont book over email then what difference is if going to make if your friend also emails/calls, unless you're about to dripfeed that she works next door to the spa and so could call in to book in person

Palavah Mon 17-May-21 21:51:21

If you'd like your friend to book, just ask her to book.

ibblebibbledibble Mon 17-May-21 21:52:59

What could your friend do differently to what you have done?

ThisIsStartingToBoreMe Mon 17-May-21 21:54:01

I agree with the poster who said if you can't book it what makes you think your friend can?

jelly79 Mon 17-May-21 21:59:46

Is it really stressful!???

TidyDancer Mon 17-May-21 21:59:57

Yeah I don't get what you think your friend can do to make a difference to this situation.

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arethereanyleftatall Mon 17-May-21 22:02:37

Is it champneys Tring? Because even before covid, I would agree that you need a spa day to get over the trauma of booking on their utterly rubbish website.

PurpleDaisies Mon 17-May-21 22:04:03

How is your friend more responsible for booking than you are?

HobbyisENetwork Mon 17-May-21 22:06:39

Because a birthday gift shouldn’t be causing another person stress.

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HobbyisENetwork Mon 17-May-21 22:07:17

And I would be mortified other ways around and at least offer to help. Not be like - well that sounds like a you problem.

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WhySoSensitive Mon 17-May-21 22:07:49

Why would your friend book it when it’s a gift for you?
I bought my mum a night away for her birthday, am I supposed to book it for her by your logic?

MamaWeasel Mon 17-May-21 22:08:45

I think yabvu

PurpleDaisies Mon 17-May-21 22:12:43

HobbyisENetwork

And I would be mortified other ways around and at least offer to help. Not be like - well that sounds like a you problem.

Again, what can she do that you can’t?

saveforthat Mon 17-May-21 22:14:03

Of all the many ridiculous posts I have read in my many years on here, this has to be up there in the top ten.

PurpleDaisies Mon 17-May-21 22:14:51

Is this a reverse?

Staffymumma Mon 17-May-21 22:15:31

I think you’re taking your frustration out on the wrong person, it’s not her fault they are causing you stress. It was very kind of her to get you a spa day.

HobbyisENetwork Mon 17-May-21 22:15:41

WhySoSensitive

Why would your friend book it when it’s a gift for you?
I bought my mum a night away for her birthday, am I supposed to book it for her by your logic?

If it was a night away that you bought for you and her to go then why would you not offer to help book if she were having difficulties?

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arethereanyleftatall Mon 17-May-21 22:17:18

I think you need to clarify if the spa day is for 'you and her' to enjoy together; or just for you and someone else. I think that would make a difference to the responses..

PurpleDaisies Mon 17-May-21 22:17:54

arethereanyleftatall

I think you need to clarify if the spa day is for 'you and her' to enjoy together; or just for you and someone else. I think that would make a difference to the responses..

It makes no difference for me.

notanothertakeaway Mon 17-May-21 22:18:04

You're finding this stressful?! How do you cope with daily life?

Neolara Mon 17-May-21 22:19:09

'If it was a night away that you bought for you and her to go then why would you not offer to help book if she were having difficulties'

Because she probably thinks you are a competent grown up?

SecondStarFromTheRight Mon 17-May-21 22:19:12

Yabu. She can't fix it. Where are you trying to book? I have a spa voucher and haven't used it yet. Hope it's not for the same company.

WaltzesWithSnobs Mon 17-May-21 22:19:56

I do hate when this kind of thing happens. I got my friend a present of a voucher for a helicopter ride, she was delighted. It was near enough to where she worked. Until when she tried to book it and was told 'No, we don't have a base there' (near where she works). She ended up not being able to go because she couldn't make the locations they did go from.

Vouchers can be a right PITA sometimes.

TheRavenNevermore Mon 17-May-21 22:20:12

You are being ridiculous and I think you know it. GF.

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