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01/12/2012 at 20:13
We arranged for some friends (family of four) to visit today, pre Christmas. They live two hours away, we've only seen them once since last Christmas, I thought it was a big deal. So, earlier in the week they called to check arrangements, we told them what we had planned, said bye expecting them at 11 or before if they got out earlier. Long story short they finally rolled up at 5.20pm
We've been waiting in all frickin day.
The kids were excited about the activities we had planned, but instead spent the day jumping up to the window everytime they heard a car.
I've been home all day, as has H, but not done any of the jobs we could have done, because we were expecting company 'any minute'.
I'm sat here feeding E, trying to settle her nearly two hours after her bed time, she's over tiered and I know she'll wake up when one of the four kids down stairs shouts or bangs a door etc
The big girls should have been in bed a hour ago, no harm in a treat late night, but we have to be out before 9 in the morning and I know that's going to involve tears now.
Oh, and have I mentioned they haven't even offered an explanation? There was a mumbling of "later than we planned", but basically they just didn't get their arses in gear.
01/12/2012 at 20:22
Of course you can grumble, that's just rubbish. And to not offer an explanation is downright rude - did they at least apologise? If not, I'd be thinking twice about making arrangements in the future. Hope tomorrow morning isn't too painful for you!
01/12/2012 at 20:27
That's not tardy that's rude and unacceptable. They should have at least called to tell you. How very selfish.
01/12/2012 at 20:30
That is really naughty of them, I would have been annoyed. Did they not call or text to say how late they were going to be?
01/12/2012 at 20:31
Thats really rude Id be furious. I cant believe they are still there. Hope they leave soon xxx
01/12/2012 at 20:58
I think you have every right to be annoyed, nowadays with so much technology there is absolutely no excuse not to text, ring or even facebook message or email. Did you say anything? I would have had to make a comment!!
01/12/2012 at 21:00
Ooohhhhh that would reflux annoy me! I'm habitually early tho and hate waitjng for people. I'm a witch tho, I would have gone put n sent a sh1tty text saying we were bored of waitjng so went out as planned!!
01/12/2012 at 21:08
Did you actually agree a time though? I can understand it if they said they'd be there at 11, but it doesnt sound like firm plans were made. Are they stayong at yours?
01/12/2012 at 21:29
Thanks for letting me vent! They've just gone.
Bagpuss, they said they'd be here BY 11 as we were going to a local event that was on until one, 11 was the latest we could leave and still get lunch there. Actually it wouldn't have been SO bad if they'd been staying, but it was just a day trip, and they got here just about the time I thought they'd be leaving!
They sent a message at 10 saying they hadn't left yet, and that they'd text as they left, and that was all we heard until 4!
They do have a record of poor time keeping (she was a bride doing laps of the block because he was late getting to their wedding) but this is an all time record. Feel a bit calmer about it now the kids are in bed!
01/12/2012 at 23:17
How utterly and ridiculously rude. My blood would have been boiling once I had established their lateness was not down to some sort of accident. I am not a fan of lateness. If you say you are going to do something do it, if something conspires against you and makes you change your plans inform all those affected. Simples.
01/12/2012 at 23:41
That's not tardy, that's rude!
I hope you have a better day tomorrow.
02/12/2012 at 08:03
That's unbelievably rude!
02/12/2012 at 08:39
Very rude, I'd be well peed off.
02/12/2012 at 10:56
Ah ok, I see thats appalling. xx
02/12/2012 at 11:19
I understand people being late when circumstances are against the,, but did they not think 'hmm we were due there around 4 hours ago, maybe I should text to update again?' How can it not occur to people to even apologise for being late to a planned event? I would be absolutely furious and maybe have just gone out for tea or something and left them all waiting at the front door.
02/12/2012 at 15:05
That is beyond a joke! I would have texted them and said we were going and that we would meet them there.
02/12/2012 at 22:02
So unfair on all of you and what a boring day for the kids! My ILs are bad time keepers and they turned up 2.5 hours late for a day visit last weekend so instead of spending the morning with I they got there at lunchtime then she went to bed for two hours so they only saw her for about 4 hours in the end.
It makes my blood boil it is almost as if the late people are saying our time is more precious than yours.
I hope you have a good day tomorrow.
03/12/2012 at 15:28
I would have been furious.
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