Post # 1
Such a dumb complaint but seriously….without fail, my Darling Husband and his friends always end up getting some horrible lodging for a weekend get away because they never plan appropriately.
I’ll back up: Darling Husband asked me weeks ago if I wanted to go with one of his friends and friend’s wife on a little weekend get away where the boys will golf and the girls will chill – swim, read, maybe see the sites, whatever. The golf course is in a really remote area. Did they plan ahead? NO. There are ample VRBO.com and HomeAway.com homes for rent – beautiful sprawling estates that frankly shame our current place but for a night or two its totally affordable. Some of these spots are even on the water. Perfect, right? Yes it would have been…had they actually got off their asses and inquired when we agreed to go. Now the ONLY place that is available is a Guest Inn. No pool. AND….it’s two queens in one room.
For the love of all things not awkward…would it kill them to just ask for help?
Post # 3
Fiance is God Awful at planning. He’ll try to plan a night away for us the very morning he wants it to happen and then gets pissy when there are no nice places to stay that are available. Or, even worse, he’ll mention it for the first time that morning and then get upset with me if I already have plans for that night.
Post # 4
Luckily for me, generalizations don’t apply to my SO. We are leaving tomorrow for a trip to Hawaii on a trip totally planned by him.
Post # 5
@julies1949: That’s so wonderful! Have a fabulous time 🙂
Post # 6
Darling Husband is a planner then change said plan, then cancel said plan then plan again, then cancel the plan again then just be inpromptu and have everything be overly stressful and not go how his head thinks it should. Utterly frustrating when he does it. I try to take control of anything that needs to be planned so it gets done correctly.
Post # 7
Men are time opportunists.
Meaning, they always believe they have more time than they really do.
Post # 8
Totally agree. Fiance was going on a weekend fishing trip with his brother and a couple mates but said he wasn’t sure if it was going ahead. So everyday of the week leading up to the weekend I would ask ‘are you going? because you need to get a few things if you are.’ Response ‘I’m not sure yet’.
Thursday rolls around and yeah they’re going. Made panic to the shops to get what he needs, warm clothes, beanie, etc. Me: Do you need to take food? Fiance: I don’t think so.
Best I manage is to get him to pack a bag of crisps. They leave Friday afternoon. I get a lovely weekend to myself. Comes back Sunday – Me: How was is? Fiance: I was starving! There was no food but a tiny BBQ and the crisps!
SERIOUSLY?! Thank god I’m planning the honeymoon!!
Post # 9
@tksjewelry: +1!!!!!!! Exactly like my Fiance. He tries but it always ends up being a huge stressful mess.
Post # 10
LOL its not just men, FH and I are both terrible planners. He is of the last minute type, and I am the worrying/second guessing type.
Post # 11
LOL. This is one of those age old questions. Which came first…the chicken or the egg…why can’t men plan…there’s no point in trying to figure it out, there is no right answer. LOL. *sigh* MEN!
Post # 12
Ugh. Found out that they were actually planning on golfing both days. Then what is the point of the girls going? When you’re done you’ll be too tired to hang out and doing anything anyway! And not to be high maintenance but this whole trip sounded completely one sided. This town is so small there is seriously nothing for us to do but sit and wait/drink. There isn’t a pool do we would just be stuck in the room. I can do that from the comfort of my couch.
I just told them I wasn’t going and they cancelled the whole trip. Wtf.
Post # 13
Wow, wow, hold the boat honey bee.
My 2 strongest strengths are planning and organising (I’m a guy and I’m not gay).
The wife to be does not like planning or organising but has a number of strengths that I don’t have.
So not all men are that bad.
Our wedding plans will be jointly shared.
The Silver Fox