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| Related | May 22, 2014

(My sister has asked me to make some school uniforms for her kids, I agree and she tells me she will bring the fabric over. Two months later, the day before school starts, I am trying to get my daughter’s uniform finished in time for her first day of school. My sister turns up with a huge bag of fabric.)

Sister: “Here’s the fabric to make the uniforms.”

Me: “Okay, when do you need them for?”

Sister: “Tomorrow.”

Me: “What? You have to be kidding.”

Sister: “No.”

Me: “Well, I’m sorry but I can’t.”

Sister:  “You said you would.”

Me: “Yes, two months ago, when I had the time. I have no time right now. I am making [Daughter]’s uniform.”

Sister: “It’s not my fault. The fabric was on layby. I just picked it up.”

Me: “Well, yes. That is your fault.  I can’t just whip up three extra uniforms in one night.”

Sister: “It is your fault. If you hadn’t learned to sew then I wouldn’t expect you to make the uniforms!”

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