Friday, August 18, 2006

Let's take a poll

When booking a flight that someone else is paying for (because you are broke and they felt sorry for you), how appropriate is it to spontaneously add on a whole extra leg so that you can also go visit some friends on the other side of the country on your way home?

A. Not appropriate.

B. Not appropriate.

C. Not appropriate, and if the person paying for your flight is StyleyGeek, she doesn't want to be your friend anymore.

14 Comments:

Magpie said...

That is unbelievably cheeky.

Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

D. All of the above.

WTF?

wolfa said...

Weird. If they're so broke, how can they afford to add an extra leg?

Rebecca said...

The gall of some people is absolutely breathtaking. This is not a friend, this is a person you don't need in your life.

psychgrad said...

Definitely not cool

Jana said...

This wasn't by any chance the visiting lecturer who made you staple all the handouts, was it? It seems to me that there can't be too many people around who are that brazen...

shrinkykitten said...

Appropriate if it is me and my mom is paying :) (though I've never done that). very rude for everyone else! On your credit card?

StyleyGeek said...

Yup, on my card. That's how they can afford the extra leg, Wolfa.

And Rebecca, it's not someone I can't have in my life. It's my mother.

So Shrinky, does that work too? It being my mother and me paying?

Rebecca said...

Oh wow. I'm so sorry. If it's any consolation, my mother does things on a regular basis that make me want to kill her - in a manner of speaking, of course. In your place, if I couldn't make her change the ticket back to what it was supposed to be, I would at least vent somewhat by telling her off about it. I know that all our mother-daughter relationships are different, though. Mine happens to be extremely volatile.

Vincenzo said...

Wow! That is quite obnoxious. I'm continually amazed at the inconsiderate actions of others.

StyleyGeek said...

I think changing it back would end up costing me nearly the same, since there are large fees involved in changing these flights, and the changes would involve two separate legs, so two separate lots of fees.

Fortunately, my mother-in-law (who is travelling with her and who I am not paying for) has just offered to cover the extra cost.

I feel bad for liking my mother-in-law more than I like my mother.

wolfa said...

Um, without asking? Because since it's family, asking is not unreasonable. But just changing it? Bleh. Sorry. Family issues are the worst.

StyleyGeek said...

Yeah, without asking. Maybe asking would have been worse, though. I would probably have said no and then felt mean and guilty for ages. Or said yes and felt bitter but with no one to blame. This way I get to be bitter AND whine.

Anonymous said...

yeah - I'd have to vote for D too.
Its pretty difficult when its family

mila