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kdbug

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I finally used this one. Sort of.
« on: June 11, 2009, 03:25:13 PM »
I had a friend call me earlier and invite me to go to "Big City" (9 hour drive) with her for the weekend. We would stay with her family for two nights. She needed to pick up some furniture, she had to take her kids, and she didn't want to make the 18 hour drive alone. I almost considered helping her out until she told me that-

1. I would not be able to take my own child because her family didn't want any extra kids
2. She wanted to go out with her family one night and would I mind staying behind and watching her kids.
3. I would have to pay for half of the gas.

Nope. I'm afraid I already have plans that weekend.  ::)

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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 03:27:23 PM »
Gee, I can't believe you turned down such an enticing offer.  :P
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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 03:34:28 PM »
Wow. I'd be surprised if she did find anyone to go along with her.
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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2009, 03:50:10 PM »
I would go all Nacho Libre on her, "Everything you just said, these are my favorite things to do, every day!" 

Then, I would bust out laughing and tell her I had to go.

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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2009, 05:43:06 PM »
You are so ungrateful!  ;D

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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2009, 11:44:19 PM »
Er, you get to pay half the expenses to drive 9 hours times two in one weekend, so you can be a free baby sitter for her. While, presumably, having to arrange childcare for your own child?

Sorry, I'm scratching my head here. Why aren't you jumping at this offer?
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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 03:37:25 PM »
I'm so glad you turned her down, because now I can jump at the chance to go with her! Please?

I'll pay 2/3 the gas, then. And I'll buy the dinner I'm not invited to because I'm watching the kids. And she gets to choose the music for all 18 hours of the trip. And if she doesn't like the color of my lipstick, I'll change it. I'll do anything for this opportunity!

Good grief.


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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009, 03:38:32 PM »

Good for you for not laughing out loud. I think i really might have.  :-X
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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009, 03:50:15 PM »
Please don't take this the wrong way, but perhaps you need to recite your own quote before you speak to this 'friend' again...."The only people that I need in my life are the ones that have shown me that they need me in theirs."

BTW - I love this mantra.

And I hope you had your own lovely weekend with your child.

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Re: I finally used this one. Sort of.
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 11:12:40 AM »
I don't think she realized how rude her request was. This is a friend that is usually not so clueless.