A Late Night AIBU thread for you all
VeniVidiVickiQV · 15/04/2007 22:56
Had a teeny tiny joint birthday party for DD and DS today. DD said she wanted both sets of grandparents, only one of her many uncles and his girlfriend, and some friends of ours and their son. She also had a friend she has just made who lives a few doors away from us come.
We told everyone 2pm.
Friends rang at 2pm to say they wouldnt be there until 3pm because they were having dinner first (although suspect they wanted to watch the footie).
Uncle turned up at 2.45pm because he wanted to watch the first half of the footie.
DP's parents turned up at 3pm (they ALWAYS turn up an hour late so we expected them to be there at 3pm ish. Often we tell them to come an hour earlier before everyone else so that they turn up with everyone else).
My parents turned up a few minutes after 3pm.
Friends finally turned up at 3.40pm.
Friend from a few doors up turned up at 4.30pm and her mum said she could stay for half an hour then we should send her back.
I have been farking livid with ALL of them because of this. How hard is it to turn up on time when they knew there were only limited people coming?
With the exception of DP's parents because they are always late....no cahnge from the norm.
My parents didnt apologise, and said that the reason they were late was because they were trying to get DD and DS's other uncles to get out of bed to come.
So....over to you...
hatrick · 15/04/2007 22:58
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MrsDanvers · 15/04/2007 23:03
They're all very rude and thoughtless, Vicki. Not unreasonable to be angry/fed up at all. Only advice I can suggest is that in future you say parties start at 11am/12am to allow them all to arrive at a reasonable time (ie 1-2pm) so your DC can enjoy the party.
VeniVidiVickiQV · 15/04/2007 23:04
LOL! If i still smoked i'd be very tempted right now...
Spurs, bloody spurs.
DC were okay, just a bit bemused as to why we had got various party things out but were off limits.
We decided to just let them start eating and doing what they wanted in the end though. They had a fab time. I was just so annoyed.
And more so when Uncle gave DD her present (her birthday was on Tuesday and he came over on Tuesday), but hadnt given the present because his girlfriend (who is lovely adn very brilliant with my two i should mention) wanted to see her face when she opened them. So she is kept waiting 5 or 6 days, and, I pop inside for 2 minutes 2 tiny minutes and they get the presents out and open them whilst I am not there...
VeniVidiVickiQV · 15/04/2007 23:07
I didnt say anything, because it would have been like opening the proverbial can of worms. Once I start, i cant stop...and they'd have been justified of course
In fact, my mum delighted in telling me just how livid she was with my brothers before she came because they mucked her about. Like I care. She was bringing the sandwiches ffs! Just as well I made plenty of other stuff to eat.
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