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Is she being rude??

Answered 2 years ago

A new family has moved in next door to me with 3 young kids.

The Mother knocked on my door with a gift for us,which I thought was nice.

I invited her in and not too long after she began to say she had noticed my Car didn't move off the driveway until late morning and what job did I do

I told her I worked from home and then she proceeded to ask me to help her do the school run in the mornings as she has no car and is new to the area. It is a 20 minute walk and her husband is at work

How awkward.. If I wanted to get up at 8am and do a school run I would have had my own


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ANSWER
2 years ago
Tell meeeeeee. How did this end?

ANSWER
2 years ago
Any update OP?

ANSWER
2 years ago
Hmm I’m not sure if it’s rude.

I find it weird that every parent feels the need to do the school run. Doesn’t it make more sense that one parent does it one morning then another one does it the following morning?
Why aren’t more families helping each other?

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REPLY
2 years ago
Oh hang on, just re read it. The person with the car has no children?

ANSWER
2 years ago
How is it going?

ANSWER
2 years ago
I don’t understand this sort of behaviour - who would think this is an appropriate thing to ask of a stranger??? You need to say, no sorry I can’t help you. Tell her that you have skype meetings in the mornings and that you can’t help.

If it’s too far to walk, her husband should catch transport to work and leave her the car. Or she could use public transport to take her kids to school. This is not your responsibility.

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REPLY
2 years ago
Yeah I know of people like this.
They have no boundaries when it comes to taking off other people, but would never return the favor.
Gotta say no or they will ask for more and more

ANSWER
2 years ago
That is super weird and rude

ANSWER
2 years ago
Yep, no fkn way I would be helping, run away and don't look back.

ANSWER
2 years ago
If she doesn't get the hint when you tell her no, say you can do it for no less than $100 a day, per child.

ANSWER
2 years ago
Be firm from the get go or she will walk all over you...

ANSWER
2 years ago
Of course it’s rude. No way that because you have moved in and ur car is in the driveway in the morning, that you are just happy to do her school drop off. Terrible

ANSWER
2 years ago
Red lights for this one! You could find yourself doing a lot more for and with her than you thought!
I would just say - sorry, I'm working - I can't take an hour out every day or I won't be able to pay my bills.
Be careful - she may want to borrow the car, she may want you to help with afternoon pickup - you're going to need firm boundaries!

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REPLY
2 years ago
Yeah I get the feeling that if op says yes to one thing, it will turn into 10 things. Or it will just be expected that she will help.

ANSWER
2 years ago
She’s a user