To be furious and upset with friends- what do we do
0verth1inker · 26/11/2021 12:10
I’ll try and keep this brief.
We (me, DH and DC age 4 and 2.5) were meeting friends (couple with DC age 8 months) at a Christmas light walk through thing around 1 hour 15 from where we live last Sunday eve at 4:30pm.
They booked tickets I transferred money (£62)
We get there at 4:25, message saying we are here will wait in car so we can all go in together as you have tickets
Response 4:35 ‘so sorry running late! We left about 45 mins ago won’t be long’
Rang x 2 eventually answer, asked if they will send us the e tickets so we can get in. ‘No no we are 10 mins away’
DC getting bored, wound up, want to go in. Text them asking to send tickets.
They Arrive 5:15. None of us allowed in as we have missed our slot.
We are raging, kids are crying we all take the bloody long journey home having to get a Maccies to cheer kids up.
We message asking for the money back, they say it’s ‘just one of those things, ridiculous they wouldn’t let us in’
They’re good friends but I am raging. It’s entirely their fault, they are v PFB and he woke up late from his nap then wanted a super long feed which is why they were late. How do I ask again, and firmly? They are unreasonable right??
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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eastegg · 29/11/2021 07:31
LoisLane66 you also said she could burp and change the baby in the back seat. Would that also be with baby safely strapped in the seat?
divface · 29/11/2021 08:31
I don't really understand why you'd take a 8m baby to this event anyway. Its freezing out at 4/30pm. They're not going to appreciate it are they.
We went to one on Saturday at 4:30pm
People with babies were having a miserable time. We saw one man having to leave a short way into the walk as the baby in pram was inconsolable. Most likely cold 🥶
Nowomenaroundeh · 29/11/2021 10:51
Whether or not the friend could have fed the baby on the way is irrelevant. They held OP and her family up, did not let them know, withheld the tickets, did not apologise. She has sent the money but OP said the message was quite curt. I would not be tolerating any passive aggressive behaviour from the friend, in fact I would have to (calmly) tell her that I was put out by the whole experience.
Nanny0gg · 29/11/2021 11:04
So read the OP's posts.
And don't waste yours and everyone else's time with pointless/incorrect respinses
Mirw · 29/11/2021 14:06
Ask for your money back. Their fault. They pay. Being flaky after the birth of a child is okay in first month, after that it is an excuse. And how would they feel if it was the other way about. Sometimes a fine is what is needed... Hit them in the pocket, then they realise they are being stupid! If they make a huge fuss, are they really good friends?
parentingperson · 29/11/2021 14:07
percythewitch · 29/11/2021 15:17
Another poster who is soooo busy that they can't click "see all" or even have a quick look at what the most recent posts say.
There are almost 500 messages on this thread and three days have elapsed since the original post. Were you really not in the slightest bit curious to see what actually happened or what other people may have had to say?
Gatredge · 29/11/2021 15:20
How is this still going 🤣🤣🤣
KosherDill · 29/11/2021 16:29
Cancel the cheque...
NEScribe · 29/11/2021 18:22
Agree they are being unreasonable. Maybe they wanted to all go in together because they are losing their sanity with young baby but wrong that you all missed out.
I think BloomingTrees' suggestion is excellent. If they then fall out with you over it then it's their loss!
AwaAnBileYerHeid · 29/11/2021 18:43
[quote Furries]@AwaAnBileYerHeid - “What on earth? I'd have actually dragged the wife out by her hair.”
Are you actually serious about this comment? I mean, I know the situation wasn’t great - but maybe stern words with the husband opening the door would be a slightly better option than physical violence against his wife![/quote]
@furries no, my comment was actually posted on the wrong thread (no ideas how) - I was actually responding to another thread.
For the record, I do not think the scenario on this thread warrants dragging the wife out by the hair 😂
pompomsgalore · 02/12/2021 06:46
@AwaAnBileYerHeid enlighten us to what sort of scenario does warrant dragging a wife by their hair?
AwaAnBileYerHeid · 02/12/2021 08:09
No, I really cba @pompomsgalore. You have a lovely day now.
dropitlikeitsloth · 02/12/2021 09:11
I had (notice had) a friend like this OP. Something similar happened and I was made to feel like the bad person for asking for it back. It took a while and a few instalments but got it back. Friendship ended after that.
NewPapaGuinea · 03/12/2021 07:13
There should be a “mark as resolved” option on threads 😆
Jacketpotato84 · 05/12/2021 18:27
I'd still wanna see the "previously purchased tickets"
50ShadesOfCatholic · 05/12/2021 18:31
Yes! Idea of the year 🌟
Santahatesbraisedcabbage · 05/12/2021 18:31
Longer to read the thread than the entirity of the event!!
Jacketpotato84 · 05/12/2021 18:52
Who would decide whether it was resolved?
50ShadesOfCatholic · 05/12/2021 19:13
I think when the OP posts that they've resolved it, that's a fairly clear signal.
Jacketpotato84 · 05/12/2021 20:03
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