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AIBU to think that 9.15pm is a bit late for a house meeting?! (sorry this is a bit long and ranty)

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scarybee · 10/10/2007 21:25

I live in a house which is converted into 4 flats. I have been trying to organise a house meeting via email for ages to talk about various bits and pieces. We had a meeting organised for a Sunday evening a couple of months ago and then at the last minute, one of the neighbours said they couldn't make it as that was their 'one night together'(they are both self-employed and work from home). I was a bit irritated and then didn't have the energy to reorganise for a while.

Now it is all getting a bit urgent as there is water leaking through the ceiling in the baby's bedroom and I need to get agreement that I can get someone in to repair it.

There were a few dates suggested next week and I said Wednesday or Thursday would work best for me. The same neighbours have now said that the only time they can do is 9.15pm. I will also have to host the meeting as I'm a single parent so can't go out in the evening and I am going back to work next week. Another one of my neighbours also has a baby and these people do not have kids.

AIBU to think this is ridiculously late?! I go to bed at 10 and have to force myself to stay awake till then to do a dream feed. Do you think she's being deliberately obstructive or am I being paranoid?

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MorticiasMother · 10/10/2007 21:27

Sounds as if she is being unreasonable and obstructive.

Why do you have to meet with all the neighbours? Why can't you just call in the landlord to repair the leaks?


MaryBleedinShelley · 10/10/2007 21:28

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scarybee · 10/10/2007 21:35

We are the landlords annoyingly - share of freehold which means everyone likes to get involved every time you spend 50p which is very, very annoying.

I have emailed back and said it's a bit late but if that's the only time they can make, then fine but we will have to finish by 9.45.

I am considering hosting in my nightie

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Fireflyfairy2 · 10/10/2007 21:36

I would tell them that was a stupid time for both you & the other lady as you have children. Give them a time & date & suggest if they can't make it that the meeting goes ahead without them!


pointydog · 10/10/2007 21:41

Maybe it will help make sure th emeeting sticks to one hour max only?


scarybee · 10/10/2007 21:52

I hope the other mum will say it's too late. I'm not being a wimp, it's just me and the 9.15 woman had a bit of weird conversation earlier in the summer because I got a bit irritated with her popping her head out of the window for a chat every time I went into the garden and now she thinks I don't like her.

I really need to move out of London so I can afford a house. Flats are a blardy nightmare

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