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08/05/2013 at 14:59
So now G is back living with us, she's coming on holiday. Only a few weeks back we couldn't get her on the same flights as us as they were fully booked so looked into her flying on her own but at similar times. H then suggests why doesn't she come out with her boyfriend? That way she is flying with someone and more than likely his parents will take them / collect them from airport. So we asked her, she jumped at the idea and asked him and he jumped at the idea. I then asked for his mum's contact details so I could speak to her and sort it out.
I spoke to the boyfriends mum and she was really distant on the phone, then said she'd need to check dates as they have a family wedding. Within an hour boyfriend has text G to say he can't come as it's a family wedding.
I then start looking into flights for G. And before I know it the boyfriend has said his mum got the dates wrong he can come! I start looking at flights for the two of them and ask again for mum's contact details. I text her and she confirms he can come, she got the dates wrong. I say great, he mentioned his uncle being a taxi driver and would take them to the aiport - is this correct? And would it matter if we booked a weekday flight or weekend flight - wasn't sure how it would affect their working day. I've had no response. That was over a week ago.
Now if my child had been invited on holiday with another family, I'd be on the phone sorting it out. Is it weird that it's just been left? I need to chase as we need to get flights booked but I don't know how to phrase a message.
08/05/2013 at 15:18
It would annoy me lots, but I am the most impatient person ever. Can you call instead of texting or get G or her BF to find out?
08/05/2013 at 15:24
She was right divvy on the phone last time, but think I'm going to have to. Trouble is I can't ust spring a call on her so need to text first.
and no god asking the pair of them, they are bloody useless!
I would be annoyed too and I'm also impatient!
08/05/2013 at 15:27
Why cant you spring a call on her? I would just phone. Are you paying for the BF's flight as well?
08/05/2013 at 15:31
Because last time I did that she was a right div!
No, I'm not paying - what do you think I am a millionaire!
08/05/2013 at 16:14
Well, I did wonder, maybe she hasn't got the £ for him at the moment?
Thought that they had split up anyway? Lol
08/05/2013 at 16:15
Get with it Fi, they got back together!
08/05/2013 at 16:20
Maybe he should be getting his flight at the last minute lol
08/05/2013 at 16:29
Well this is the thing right. H has said to them sort it tonight or I'm just booking Gs.
08/05/2013 at 17:42
A week?! Now that's just bad manners! I'd call her too.
08/05/2013 at 17:54
It would annoy me too. Maybe they have money worries. I'd call her and if you don't get anywhere then leave it and just book G's flight.
08/05/2013 at 17:55
But why say yes if you have money problems? I wouldn't Oh well. I'm going to text her tonight.
08/05/2013 at 17:57
Maybe they are worried about booking and then them splitting up? They could have money problems and be embarrassed about it. Is it a long way off?
08/05/2013 at 18:02
I think she's not keen on the idea for whatever reason, be it money or her son going away with hos girlfriend or something, could be anything but sounds like she's avoiding you because she doesnt want to say he's not going.
Hope I'm wrong, keep us updated!
08/05/2013 at 18:05
I think its rude, I'd book g's tbh as the prices will be going up. Text the mum and say that you are planning on booking x flight for g, give the details and that's that.
Tbh i don't think they do have money issues as surely you would just say no he can't come but to then phone and say actually he can is a bit strange.
What's the boyfriend saying about it all?
08/05/2013 at 18:08
Also maybe she thinks they will split up again and doesn't want to fork out.
I always feel guilty because my friends 16 year old had been going out with a girl for 2 months and was going to buy her JLS tickets for Xmas! We (me and my postnatal group) told him to to waste his money as there would be a million more girls and just buy her the album, he did! And bless them 4 years on they are still together [blush].
08/05/2013 at 21:53
Well update is his mum hasn't heard from me apparently! And today has just told him to tell me to book the flights and she will pay. Weird or what?!
On the flip side her mum is ill in hospital so she could just be distracted.
09/05/2013 at 10:41
like you say, she is a div. i'd speak to her, on the phone not via text before you book the flight. i could tell you to book me a flight & i'll wang you the money back & you'd never hear from me again
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