I have quiet a bit of pent up anger right now with my father. I don't see him very often to really care most of the time, but this was really.. really .. well selfish!
My sister's wedding was in Canberra at the beginning of last October. Everyone knew it was coming at least a year before, to make plans accordingly, book tickets, places to stay, accumulate enough time off.
But come wedding day, the only people from our family who went, was my Mum, my other sister and my DH and myself. (and the 2 gremlins)
My Dad had been umming and ahhing about it months before, kept saying he hadn't received his invite, despite the fact my sister sent it 3 times, one of them being registered mail, which made it to it's location. The further it went along, it sounded it was less likely my Dad was coming.
He was also meant to be helping out with paying for the food for the reception. Well, he was going to give her close to a grand to cover what ever she needed, he only gave her $300, it is something, but not as much as he promised.
Anyway, he had apparently bought tickets to come down the night before the wedding. That evening, we went to a dinner outing with the family, and during, my sister receives a text message saying he isn't coming because his partner is ill. In saying this, my Dad and his partner do not live alone, they live with his partner's family. SO really my Dad could of come.
What frustrated me was, we were all waiting for him to back out, yet he kept stringing my sister along, and then ruined her evening out by dropping this bomb shell.
If you weren't going to come, why not rip the bandaid off and get over and done with. At least then, she wouldn't of had to dance about trying to arrange things, stressing her out even more.
Anyway, it all made sense today, when my dad announces he has bought himself a 3k pinball machine. Selfish git.