Hubby has this friend. I've ranted about him before but that's a whole other story. Well his friend doesn't have a car and is ALWAYS asking DH for rides EVERYWHERE. I wouldn't mind this if it was every now and then and he gave him gas money but it's almost EVERY DAY, plus he gives him a ride to work everyday. Granted they work at the same place but still, DH still has to drive to his house to pick him up and then drop him off after work. And he's only ever given hubby gas money ONCE and it was like five bucks. Okay, that was enough for where he had taken him but now he has it in his mind and even said to DH and I the other day, "Well you need to go everywhere I go soo..."
Uhm, NO! Dh does not need to go where he goes. If it's convenient for him to get something at the same place he is taking his friend, awesome, but that's usually not the case.
I've even started counting the days he needs rides and get this. He has needed DH to take him places EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE LAST SIX DAYS. Stupid places that he could walk to or ride the bus or get another friend to take him. I've brought this up to DH and he says "Well friends give each other rides.." Well yeah, but not every single day for stupid shit. He jokes about racking up his "gas tab" but never actually gives us gas money. Don't you think we deserve some kind of payment for wasting OUR gas to take HIM places?
I want to say something to his friend but I don't want to be the bitchy wife that complains about everything. :/
I don't think you'd be the bitchy wife, hes not only taking up your gas but your husbands time, time he should be spending with you.... his friend sounds like a loser! I'd tell your friends husband that if he wants rides all the time he has to share gas costs
Send him a bill! Seriously, though, gas is not cheap and if your OH goes out of his way to pick up/drop off this friend AND take him places your OH doesn't normally go, then this friend needs to compensate you/OH in some way. Either figure out the actual mileage and charge him that or ask for a monthly contribution of $20 or something. Yes, giving friends rides is great and all but not when it's one-sided! This friend needs to reciprocate in some way (instead of $20 a month maybe he could order you and your OH good takeout/pizza once a month). You definitely have my permission to complain!
Thanks girls. I didn't think it could be all hormones here. Haha, gas just keeps rising and rising and I am seriously considering talking to his friend in private.
And yes! DH should be spending time with me! Heh, not to sound selfish but he is likely deploying next month and I won't see him for eight long months so I would love to spend some time with my hubby before he goes.
Oh, but guess where DH is at now? GIVING HIS STUPID FRIEND A RIDE TO THE STORE. Ughhhh, I feel like screaming.
I would never ask a friend to constantly give me rides places and not even offer a cent in return. It's just not right. :/
If I were you I would do nothing as that would put hubby in an awkward position. If he doesnt want to say anything and keeps agreeing to it then its him I would have words with, not the friend. I do this its very rude though not to offer money or even buy you guys a gift or something just to show its appreciated. x
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