One would think that with the amount of technology available to keep us all in touch, it would make for more accountability. But one would be wrong.
Very few things piss me off more than people who flake on me. It just irritates me to the n'th degree.
You see, I'm fine with being cancelled on. Just shoot me a quick note saying that you are not feeling well and would like a rain check. I'm also fine with you giving me plans well in advance and not confirming BUT showing up for said plans. I'm even fine with you giving me no reason to cancel our plans. I'm fine with it all because there are times, I do the same thing.
What I am not fine with is you being all gung-ho about getting together, rescheduling me a couple of times, saying that you definitely want me to come hang with you and your posse (for which you state that I am a part of), and then only contacting me, after I text you, to tell me that you are already there. REALLY? So, at no time in your entire day were you able to send me a note saying to just meet you at the place at the designated time? REALLY?
I'm pissed. I'm pissed because most of my plans are designed to fill in friend time with work time. It's a factor of being a freelancer. I don't get the same times off as the rest of the people I know. So, I tend to accept certain jobs just to fit other people in. I like my friends. I want to spend time with them.
Maybe I need to re-configure some friendships. Later.
Labels: Effort, friendship, Irritation