Do You Give Flaky FreeCyclers Another Chance?

@Pigglies (9339)
United States
August 13, 2008 2:37am CST
I used to give flaky FreeCyclers multiple chances on getting either the same item or other items. But I've found that people who are flakes are generally just going to remain like that. So now I've created a list and don't ever let anyone on that list have one of my offered items if they have flaked before without giving me any reason. I couldn't believe the nerve of this one lady. She flaked on something heavy that I had to wait around for her here so that I could help her lift it. And then she posts a wanted ad for that item! I repost my ad for that item so that people don't think mine is already taken since after she flaked out, two more people flaked on it. Then this lady emails me and tries to pretend to be a totally different person despite that we had sent about 10 emails back and forth earlier. Now she wants me to give her the item. I flat out told her no, that I don't give flakes another chance especially when she led me on like that and then made me wait around. My thoughts are, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. I'm not letting myself be torn around by these flaky people. If they didn't get it the first time, that's too bad.
1 response
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Absolutely not. They don't need a second chance. It is one thing if it is an emergency, but another to be inconsiderate.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Yeah, I'll give people a second chance too if they tell me that something happened, even if it's not a true emergency. But generally people who flake never give any reason for it, they just don't show up and that's that.