- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
A few months ago my friend asked me and my fiance if we’d house sit for her and her husband while they go to Disney World.
I agreed b/c I figured it’d be nice for me and my fiance to have some time to ourselves (we still live at home) and at the time it meant a shorter commute to work for me.
But now I have a new job which is literally about 8 minutes from my house. I start really early in the morning, so if I’m sleeping at my friend’s house, I’d have to get up ridiculously early. PLUS my fiance is now working nights and so I’d be stuck in this big, old, kinda creepy house all by myself. (I know it’s immature but I really really REALLY hate the dark) lol. And they live by these train tracks and there’s these huge freight trains that go by throughout the night and I don’t think I’d get any sleep anyways.
On top of that, she has a puppy. I love dogs, and he’s sweet and all, but I thought he’d be better trained by now. He still has accidents and stuff and I really don’t feel like dealing with that. She also has an older dog who’s now kinda miserable.
And this is kinda shallow and stupid but they also do not have cable or internet so …. I would be bored outta my mind.
We have been friends for too long and are too close for me to do something shitty and just back out at the last minute without a reasonable excuse. Because technically I CAN do it, I just don’t WANT to. Sigh.
She’s going on this vacation with her entire family so it’s not like she can ask any of them to do it. And another friend of ours was actually going to do it before me, but he had to back up because of work.
I’ve thought about asking my sister to hang out with me there but she doesn’t have a car and therefore wouldn’t be able to get to work while I’m at work. ERGH!!!
Maybe I’m just venting. I don’t really see any way out of this.
Another friend of mine suggested taking the dogs to my (parent’s) house, but my mom isn’t in the best of health and can’t be chasing after dogs all day, especially if one is a puppy who isn’t completely house broken yet.
Am I being a total b**tch? Is there any graceful way I can get out of this??