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Being used as the family taxi.

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Dippysnowoman · 24/06/2017 15:55

AIBU to not want to ferry dp's family around after a family party this evening.
We live over an hour away from the venue so are resigned to the fact one of us will drive that's not a problem. However dp's sis has now suggested we pick his parents up and take them home afterwards. They live a further 40 mins away.
Making our journey 2hr 20 ish.
They also want to leave early so due to the distance it's not an option for one of us to 'nip' them home.
I should add dp's father was quite prepared to drive before sis offered our services.
I'm not being unreasonable am I??

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Sirzy · 24/06/2017 15:57

If it was en route and timings fit for all then I wokld do it. I wouldn't be going so far out of my way for timings that don't fit around you either.


BenguinsMummy · 24/06/2017 15:59


Why did Sis offer your services?! Cheeky much...

Unfortunately, the time to decline helping has passed, but in future make sure the cheeky bint doesn't offer your services again without checking with you first....


2rebecca · 24/06/2017 16:02

You could just phone them and tell them that you're sorry your sister offered you as a taxi but as they live some distance away and want to leave early it's probably best that they drive themselves as it's not convenient. Tell your sister never to do that to you again. If you want to give people a lift you'll offer, you aren't her skivvy.


vikingprincess81 · 24/06/2017 16:02

Nope. If dp's sis offers your services I'd be making sure dp was doing the running home.
And I'd be staying until I wanted to leave - if you're a passenger then you're at the mercy of the person driving - I've stayed at plenty functions waiting for my lift - and sucked it up.
Real question is, why does dp's sis feel comfortable offering you up as a taxi, and why doesn't dp shut her down?
I know, I sound harsh, but boundaries matter to me - especially since fil was happy to drive prior to this...


2rebecca · 24/06/2017 16:03

Why has the time to decline passed? the party isn't until this evening.


JustArandomUser · 24/06/2017 16:03

Turn up and get absolutely wrecked.


Groupie123 · 24/06/2017 16:31

You should call DP's sis and tell her firmly never to offer your services again. You aren't her chattel.


Dippysnowoman · 24/06/2017 16:31

Thanks all... I knew I wasn't but good to know I wasn't.
It's not too late to let them know so dp is now informing them we'll see them there.

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vikingprincess81 · 24/06/2017 16:39

Woohoo! A dp with a backbone!! (I mean that in the nicest possible way - too often us women end up having to negotiate with our in laws!)
Not even a tiny bit U. Have a great time tonight GrinWine

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