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ok to start with, i'm driving a diesel truck. right now the price of diesel here is 4.20 a gallon. that said here's the problem:
i take the neighbor's 14yo to and from school. the school is five miles from the house. but it's going the oppisite way of the girls's school. and they don't give us gas money unless they have to. (sorry we are out of gas, you have to walk to school just like we do.)
christmas they got vouchers for bikes from a church. the bike shop is 15 miles from the house. i told them i would get them only if she would ride her bike to and from school everyday instead of me taking her. mom said she would have to get locks for the bikes. no big deal right? guess what they still don't have locks and i still haven't went and got the bikes! they think i'm being unreasonable by not going and getting them.
i made it clear that they were to ride the bikes to and from school. mom made it clear that the only way it will happen is if they have locks. the way she's acting she's expecting ME to buy the locks. not happening! the kids want the bikes, but i'm not wasting my gas (hubby works 45 min away and a round trip to work is an 1/8th of a tank.) just for the bikes to sit in her place and gather dust!
everyone has told me to cut all ties with these people because all they do is leach off of people. the mom owes money to my friend and refuses to pay her back. (i'm not part of it and they are treating me the same as before. they know i had nothing to do with it.)
please tell me who is being unreasonable? and any advice on how to handle this would be appreciated.
(the 14yo is the only reason we haven't cut ties. mom doesn't care if she goes to school or not. but child does.)
Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:16 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by kmath at 10:25 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
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Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:16 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 10:27 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by Bmat at 11:04 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:44 AM on Mar. 23, 2013
Why do you have to pick up the bikes or drive the kid??
Just say NO or ask for the gas money up front... you are not a taxi/delivery service... and if you were those services cost money!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:20 PM on Mar. 23, 2013
Answer by older at 10:36 AM on Mar. 23, 2013