At 12:30am this morning my other half rolls home from a night out with the girls.
I'm tired and want to get to sleep but she natters on.
After having told her what time I need to be in Bristol, which I've told her several times over the last few days, she announces that she needs the car to go and get some shopping, ice cream for the group of youngsters descending on our house tonight, that she'd forgotten before I set off.
The chance of her getting up in time, getting to the shops and then being back in order for me to leave by 9am are very slim.
She then starts making other comments which I'm not going to repeat but which indicate that she does not trust me to stay away for a night.
Lets be honest all she really wants me to do is to go to work, earn my wage, come back home at night and not have a life. She certainly doesn't want me to go out and actually enjoy myself with other people unless its sanctioned by her. At least that's the impression I get.
So its now crawling towards 2am in the morning and I can't sleep, I'm wide awake.
I'm going to have to contact people and tell them that I can't make it. The hassle that I'll get from the other half is just not worth it.
So my weekend is completely ruined now.
I hope she enjoys her weekend.