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
Have an answer?
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?
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.
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
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!