birdname Posted September 29, 2011 Share Posted September 29, 2011 I don't own a car. My son takes music lessons on the other side of town. My mom really wanted my son to be able to go, but I was hesitant to enroll him because the location takes a long time to get to via public transit. As an incentive to get me to enroll him, my mom said that on days he has music lessons, I can borrow her car to drive him there. His music lessons start in an hour, but he's not going to make it today because my mom is going on a date. A first date with a guy she met online. I was frustrated that I was not given more notice that I was going to have to make alternate arrangements. We could have been there on time if I was more prepared to take the bus, but now if we did go, we'd be so late it wouldn't be worth it. She's now mad at me because "it's not her responsibility to co-ordinate HER car with MY schedule." Well I disagree because I think that if you promise a favour to someone, and you know they are counting on it, it's your responsibility to make sure they have notice if you can't live up to your commitment. Music has been at the same time on the same day for a year. I don't see why that should be so hard for her to remember. However, she's right, it is her car, and if she'd rather go out on dates than help her grandson, that's up to her, I'm just angry that she couldn't be bothered to tell me ahead of time. Link to comment
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