Im in the sh1t

BiscuitsAB

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#1
Couldnt think of anywhere eles to post this so NAAFI bar it is. Situation all fucked up as follows.

My wee baby brother is getting married to a lovely girl. The wedding is towards the end of the month in Slovakia. The Mrs and I were suppossed to be going but I had to break the bad news today that not only was I paid late again but I was also paid short for about the third month running. He offered to stand me the airfare but that would have meant leaving the Mrs at home for the six days and I not prepared to do that.

Now I feel like a cunt for not going but theres bugger all I can do about it. Funds are seriously depleated and I've got enough to pay the bills this month and not much breathing space.

That being said the wedding present has already been paid for but what else can I get him by way of an appology. I was straight with him today but he is seriously pissed of at me, and since he's ds at breacon I'd prefer him not to be pissed of at me.

all sensible suggestion are invited and flack is expected.
 
#2
Why couldn't he have the wedding in this country? Bit jack expecting everyone to go abroad and then getting pissed when someone can't do it
 
#3
Obviously, sort out the cash problem first. Then once you've got the back pay in and you've got a bit more cash than usual to hand take him and his missus and your missus out for a nice meal at a fancy restaurant; book a table and pay the waiters to turn up with great big bouquets of lilies or something for the wimminfolk.
 
#4
Get him a ticket for Foxtrot 58's Airsoft group.

He will forget any anger as he wins Op Banner using some plastic balls and a Tupperware SLR. Job Jobbed.
 
#5
There's a really cheap airline flies out of Manchester and Luton. Get yourself a really cheap flight and...... Ooops, cancel that ,they've gone bust.
You have seriously considered and dismissed the idea of leaving the wife behind?
Give ones head a veritable wobble.
 
#7
I was in a similar situation a few years ago, i got out of it by taking what is known as a payday loan. Its very costly in interest, usually about £25 per £100. Its not good but you get the money in a few days. You can clear it off when you get your back pay. Its not something I would ever do unless it was really necessary but I was glad of it at the time. Just an idea, it will set you back but you can always worry about that later, hope that helps. Just search payday loans :)
 

BiscuitsAB

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#8
mmm-babies-heads said:
There's a really cheap airline flies out of Manchester and Luton. Get yourself a really cheap flight and...... Ooops, cancel that ,they've gone bust.
You have seriously considered and dismissed the idea of leaving the wife behind?
Give ones head a veritable wobble.
Yes mate considered and dismissed its not the core of the problem even if he pays my flight which would be bloody decent of him its still going to cost me about £400 ish and I just havent got that this month.
 

BiscuitsAB

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#9
Outcast said:
I was in a similar situation a few years ago, i got out of it by taking what is known as a payday loan. Its very costly in interest, usually about £25 per £100. Its not good but you get the money in a few days. You can clear it off when you get your back pay. Its not something I would ever do unless it was really necessary but I was glad of it at the time. Just an idea, it will set you back but you can always worry about that later, hope that helps. Just search payday loans :)
Thanks for the suggestion however I will not borrow cash or have a loan or credit card.
 
#10
Ah Feck it, he's a squaddie so it'll never last.... just go to his next wedding :thumleft:
 

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#12
Bravo_Zulu said:
Obviously, sort out the cash problem first. Then once you've got the back pay in and you've got a bit more cash than usual to hand take him and his missus and your missus out for a nice meal at a fancy restaurant; book a table and pay the waiters to turn up with great big bouquets of lilies or something for the wimminfolk.
Thanks that has merit.
 

BiscuitsAB

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#13
81cufc said:
Ah Feck it, he's a squaddie so it'll never last.... just go to his next wedding :thumleft:
:D yeah he did say "Its my wedding and it only happens once" I think I said I hope so mate at which point my mrs smacked me round the head for being insensetive!

WTF Im divorced and shes divorced twice. I was being honest with him, I hope it lasts and I hope he doesnt have to go through that shit!
 
#14
BiscuitsAB

This may sound like a bone suggestion but......why can't your brother or his family (being catholic close ties etc) pay for you and your good lady to fly out and put you up?
 

BiscuitsAB

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#15
hairyhandbag said:
BiscuitsAB

This may sound like a bone suggestion but......why can't your brother or his family (being catholic close ties etc) pay for you and your good lady to fly out and put you up?
I think hes paid for most of the wedding mate and I don't think her family ar flush. Besides which I think it would be unreasonable of me to ask him for that. The Stupid thing is I was actually due to be paid more than enough to cover all this, however the firm that I contract to are not the greatest of payers at times.
 
#16
Seriously mate, I've a good friend who is married to a Slovakian and has property etc in the place,(Iknow it's a big place!) If I can be of proper help, PM me and you never know what can be acheived!
He returned a couple of weeks ago before said company went bust. The place has changed beyond all recognition apparently and things are looking up, courtesy of EU membership!
Sorry to have been piddly taking negative in the first instance!
 

BiscuitsAB

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#17
mmm-babies-heads said:
Seriously mate, I've a good friend who is married to a Slovakian and has property etc in the place,(Iknow it's a big place!) If I can be of proper help, PM me and you never know what can be acheived!
He returned a couple of weeks ago before said company went bust. The place has changed beyond all recognition apparently and things are looking up, courtesy of EU membership!
Sorry to have been piddly taking negative in the first instance!

Piss taking is allowed ( well i think it still is) its the NAAFI.

Does your mate work out there or over here?
 
#18
Think about an interest free credit card - eg MBNA doo six months interest free on ther charity cards - as long as you pay off balance in six months wont cost u a bean in interest i got a wet-suit, holiday and 2nd hand car on mine on tick for nowt. However dont pay off in time and it soon mounts up.
 
#19
spent_case said:
Get him a ticket for Foxtrot 58's Airsoft group.

He will forget any anger as he wins Op Banner using some plastic balls and a Tupperware SLR. Job Jobbed.
Or the cnut will turn up for his day out wearing a Hi Vis and a Day sack. He'll proceed to run around. Kick all the fat people up the arrse and harp on saying "Oi, Section Commander. What could you be doing now? Come on - Time is ammo. Stop dithering. Hurry up - My nan goes quicker up the middle than you cnuts do."

Then during the debrief he'll moan at them for rushing their combat estimate and QBO's. He'll complain that they "Rushed" the attack and next time they should consider a condor moment.

Thats if the nagging cnut hasn't found his way into their 590's during the attack.
 
#20
Lottery tickets and lots of them. :)
 
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