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24/10/2013 at 10:27
I'll be honest, this is just a bit of a rant at how annoyed I am with my H, but considering that i never really ask for anything, I kind of feel like this is justified.
I have been going on and on and on at H that i wanted to go and see the Lion King when it came to Edinburgh (right back when it was first announced that they would be) He said he would get tickets to go. Fast forward a good 6 months to September and lo and behold he still hadn't got tickets.
I was sitting next to him when it was advertised a good 3 or 4 weeks ago to say that the shows were starting soon and tickets were selling fast. Well H turns to me and said 'I wanted to get you the tickets as a surprise, but i can't see how i'm going to manage, so I thinking of getting tickets for X performance, what do you think?' And i said that would be really nice.
It's now nearly the end of October and he said to me yesterday that he still had to book the tickets. I had a look at the date he wants to go on, and there are no seats left in the section that we would of liked to sit in (unless we sat in separate rows at opposite sides).
So i'm feeling a little disappointed that H hasn't come through on the tickets (especially when i gave him ample time to sort them), and i get the feeling that he's never going to get round to finding another date to go either.
So i guess the question i'm asking is Do i bother telling him that the date he's looking at is now pretty much sold out and he'll have to find another date quickly? Or do i find another date to go and just book the tickets myself? - I don't really want to do it myself as it was supposed to be a treat for me from him, but by booking it myself, it's really just me buying something for myself...If that makes sense? Or do i just not bother and mark it down as yet another time that the Husband has let me down?
24/10/2013 at 10:30
I'd tell him the date he was thinking of is booked up and ask for his card details so you can book another date. That way you get to go but he's paying.
24/10/2013 at 11:06
I totally feel your frustration on this, my H is useless at booking anything as well and it always falls to me to make any arrangements. Even something as simple as checking bus times so we can get to the cinema is beyond him, I learned that the hard way.
I would tell him you've looked at that date and there are no tickets left, and find out if there's another date you can go and either use his card like Belle says, or stand over him while he books it.
24/10/2013 at 11:37
It's a sad state of affairs when it comes to this. I could book it on our joint account and move the money from his as i have access to his account to do it. He's at a gig tonight (he's off to see Peter Gabriel, who he mentioned to me ONCE that he wanted to go and see him, and when the tour was announced, i bought him tickets)
24/10/2013 at 11:45
Id just book it. Tbh thats just men.
24/10/2013 at 12:18
I'd book two tickets, take the money from his account and go with a friend, tell him to babysit
I honestly don't get why they can't just sort out simple things. I had a total meltdown at my H the other week because I want to go away for a night to a hotel (purely for the lie in in the morning, I'm knackered at the moment and M doesn't seem to understand the concept of sleep!) - he started a conversation with "so I've been looking at hotel rooms" (cue me getting my hopes up) and carries on with "to take stepson to Manchester to a Man City game". I swear I almost slapped him.
24/10/2013 at 13:13
I think some people are just better at organising things than others. And I am married to one. He organises everything. If it was left to me we wouldn't do half the things we do. So I'm not sure its a men vs women thing, just an organising vs not as organised kind of person.
I think that you have to recognise that quality, or lack of it, in the other person and work around it.
My H gets twitchy if he's not doing the organising, its not that I'm not capable of doing it, just that he prefers to know exactly what he's doing and when. Preferably 6 months in advance. His whole family are like it, I've listened to his parents and sister discuss exactly what time they'll pick her up to give her a lift - locally so not far - for a journey in 2 months time. Whereas in my family we'd phone the day before and say 'what time shall I pick you up tomorrow?'
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