Being the unpaid chauffeur

I was afraid this would happen – CORRECTION – I knew it would happen.

We have a car again, which puts us at the mercy of the many, many people we know WITHOUT one, who then want BF to take them places and drive them all around.

Let’s put it this way. BF has two main categories of friends. The ones who work/are doing apprenticeships, have steady jobs and cars. And the losers who have lost their licences for speeding/drink driving etc.

Unfortunately, the latter kind are the one he sees more often. One of them lives with us, so …. yeah.


And with him not having work, it just means they have all the more opportunity to rope him into chauffeuring them around.

Even if they pay for gas, it’s still unnecessary wear and tear on our car, and until he gets his full, I’m the only other person he can legally drive around. It’s completely unfair to put him at risk of losing HIS licence too just so they can get a ride somewhere.

He’s just left the house after getting a hysterical call from his sister. She needed a lift from her house WAY out west, to their mum’s. Her and her partner were having a huge fight and she was leaving and going to stay at their mum’s overnight…or possibly longer, in fact.

FFS! They are both WAYYY too old for this! He’s 30plus, she’s 25, they have a fourth kid on the way. Every few months they do this – have a huge domestic, live apart, then somehow reconciliate. But they NEED to get past this. Not only should they have outgrown that stage, it’s really not on given there are kids involved. Sigh.

3 thoughts on “Being the unpaid chauffeur

  • Reply FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com June 22, 2009 at 03:03

    That’s effin’ annoying. Maybe you or he should make a joke like “Should I wear a cap to drive you from now on?”…

    People are so rude to take advantage like that.

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  • Reply Kay April 29, 2011 at 03:15

    Can’t he say his car is with the mechanic and to take a cab instead??

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