Would I be the asshole if I stopped doing my neighbour's shopping?

posted 2 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 62
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1508 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

-put a clear and firm deadline. Ex. 8/24 will be my last date

-if you want to cite a reason, cite your work

-take out all the passive modifiers such as “unfortunately”. It is what it is. 

-take out the part about your trip. It’s too personal

You have to cut ties in a way that doesn’t invite them to use you again. You don’t owe a justification. You do need to set clear boundaries. Otherwise they’ll keep contacting you for one little favor after another, ask you to pick some stuff up when you’re grocery shopping anyway.

I would put

X will be my last date shopping for you. Now that I have to resume a regular work schedule, and the restrictions are easing, I am no longer available. I’d recommend looking into online shopping. Thank you. 

Post # 65
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2975 posts
Sugar bee

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@peach11:  That is great. Given the background, (same village, etc.), I’m glad things ended on a positive note.

 

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