We all know the adage “a beggar has no choice”, but does that mean that if you get something for free, no conditions are allowed?
OP and friends You can meet at the cabin regularly to catch up and relax. So far, everyone has been able to sleep indoors, but this time there will be more people, and some will need to camp outdoors.
To give you some background, one of my friends (26 million) named Jared hosts a get-together every year at his cottage. Gatherings usually take place in rotation, and every weekend he invites two to four people at a time.
This year we decided to do something different and invite everyone to the cottage at the same time. Plans were made for all of us to camp outdoors to accommodate the 12 of us who would be going for three days.
Two of my friends said they didn’t have any equipment, so I gave them “a tent and two cots” free of charge, which they accepted.
In making this plan, they said they didn’t have any camping gear.
To help them out, I told them I had a tent and two cots they could use all weekend.
The two had no problems until the day of the actual gathering.
The OP had a seaplane, flew it up to the cabin, and revealed that when setting up the “tent” it was a tarp over the wing that was anchored to the ground. There were no “floors” there, but he had two cots as promised.
This past weekend, instead of driving as usual, we flew a Cessna 185 seaplane to our cottage on a beautiful lake. When it came time to pitch all the tents with Jared’s help, we pulled my plane into a grassy section of his backyard.
Once that was done, I pulled out my purpose-built airplane camping tent and pitched it up.
The tent I have is the type that hangs on the wing of the plane and then on the ground.
Once that’s done, you’ll have an enclosed tent with everything but the floor.
Friends didn’t mention the problem until they asked him where he slept and said, “The back of the plane.”
The two people I was helping, named Ashley and Jen, had no problem arranging the tent and cot when they saw it.
Ashley asked me where I was going to sleep and I said it was in the back seat of the plane.
The moment I said that, Ashley started saying she wanted to sleep in a tent because she didn’t want to sleep in a tent without a floor.
Friends tried to sleep there instead, but were suddenly upset with the free accommodation he offered.
When I said no, she got really pissed off and started telling me I was a total asshole for “misleading” her.
Looking back, I wonder if I’m a terrible person.
I stayed true to my promises but never talked about the details of my equipment that made me think I might be the worst here.
am i that hole
Was he wrong in not being specific about what he brought, or in not giving up his position?
Reddit will have some opinions on this, I’m sure!
The top comment states that they act like they are very entitled to things that are not theirs.
Some disagree that what he provided should be called a “tent”.
The fact is, for most people, that was fine until something better was found.
This person points out that if he wanted to stick with it, he should have bought his own tent.
However, this commenter agreed that the OP was blunt.
I don’t even know what to think here.
I’m not an expert, but I was expecting… a floor.
However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from many camping trips: always bring a spare tent. The small he is $50 and is very easy to add to cart.