One of my (many) pet hates is when people ask me a question but have either no intention of listening to my answer or have a specific answer in mind already.
“I was going to invite everyone for lunch between Christmas and New Year, what dates suit you?” “Well we’re only free on the Tuesday” “I was planning on doing it the Wednesday” *gets all arsey because we can’t make it*
Why ask for a date that suits us when a date has already been chosen?
We have all just wasted our time on an entirely pointless conversation there!
Unfortunately Aoife has started doing this and it’s really winding me up more than it probably should. “Mummy, how far are we from Grandma’s?” “30 more miles” “Or 20?” “No, it’s actually 30” “What about 25?” “No. It really is 30, we can’t just move villages” “Sooooooo maybe 24 miles?”
“NO IT’S 30 MILES. 30 ACTUAL MILES. Well it’s 29 miles now”
“So how long until we get there?” “About half an hour” “Or 10 minutes?” “No, half an hour” “URGH! But I want to be there quicker. 15 minutes “Tell you what, you get out in 15 minutes and we’ll get out in half an hour and we’ll see who’s at Grandma’s” “I think it’ll be me” “But it won’t be Aoife because we can’t bend space and time just because you can’t wait an extra 15 minutes!!!”
“So, 20 minutes then?”
Her other ‘classic’ is
“What time can I get up in the morning?” “It’s Saturday so 7am” “Shall we call it 6.45am?” “NO. NO WE SHOULDN’T CALL IT THAT AT ALL. WHY ASK IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO WHAT YOU WANT ANYWAY???”
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