- Ms Mini
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
Alright – the background on the situation, me and FH live in a city 3 hours away from our hometown, but it is on the major highway to the next province so people are regularly “passing through” if they travel for work, and FH’s family passes through a lot when they travel to visit each other.
We have opened our home to anyone who needs a place to stop for a rest, crash for a night, a meal and a drink whatever – we just ask that they give us a heads up (I am a nurse, so my shifts vary and FH works long hours often, so we need to know so we can make sure someone is home)
Several times now, people have called us and told us they were going to stop in for a dinner, or whatever as they pass through. So I clean and scrub and make sure the house is spotless, the fridge is stocked with a bunch of different drinks, have hors d’oeuvres, and treats and sometimes a meal ready to go for when they come through.
Then I wait and wait and wait for them to show up – often beginning to worry that they haven’t made it (did they get into an accident?) and then when I call them they tell me they decided to keep on driving!?!?!
WTH!?!? I do all this work, stay home from work, or trade shifts, and then they don’t even have the decency to call to tell me they can’t make it?
I think I am a pretty good host, I always have pretty much any pop, coffee, tea, etc you could want, the house is brand-new and well kept, my pets are friendly and cuddly, and whenever we have people over they always seem to have a good time.
I don’t really know many people in our new city, so other than our trips back to our hometown I am pretty lonely and like the visits ..
I guess my feelings are just hurt because Future Mother-In-Law and FH’s aunt just passed by, told us they would stop in, and then when FH called to see where they were his mom told him they had arrived home already.