Let's Meet For Breakfast!

United States
June 20, 2009 10:16pm CST
Yesterday(Friday), a few of us at work decided to meet for breakfast this morning(Saturday). That was the plan anyway. Well, only two of us showed up, myself and a man I work with. The two of us had a good breakfast and to my surprise when we went to pay our tab, he paid for mine too. I thought it was really sweet of him. Have you ever made plans with people and then they didn't show up to do what you had planned?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
21 Jun 09
It wasn't by chance the guy that your co workers thing you should date was it? It would seem a little bit like a set up if you 2 were the only ones to show up. Yes, I have had it happen to me before. It is kind of annoying, but at least someone else showed up.
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• United States
21 Jun 09
Wow! You follow my discussions closely, don't you? Actually, it was the man. HMMMMMMM... I was actually telling my mother about it today and I told her that it kind of sounded like a setup to me. She just laughed. Whether it was a set up or not, I had a really good time and I hope he did too. Who knows, maybe we can do it again sometime.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Make sure you invite some other people and tell them not to show though. You would not want it to seem like a date. LOL
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• United States
21 Jun 09
Great idea! I will definitely keep that in mind!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Maybe your co-workers were trying to set you up with the guy? If that wasn't the case thought they should have had the courtesy to call you about the change in plans.
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@snowy22315 (55826)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I think that I like to go out for breakfast. I have had people pay my tab for me, but other times people do not pay my tab for me, so I just think that some of those things are amde for people to pay for you. I do like to eat breakfast food and think letting some other people cook for you once in awhile is good.
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21 Jun 09
Hi singlemommy, I've feeling your workmates were setting you both up to have breakfast alone on your own with this man, maybe I'm wrong but its a bit suss to me, I was once set up 29 nine years ago by my workmate to go for dinner but no one turned up only this guy who works across the other office and now I have been married to him for 29 years and today is our wedding annivesary. Tamara
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• United States
21 Jun 09
Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! I am so happy to hear a love story like this. You rarely hear of anyone being married for a long time. The divorce rate is so high right now. I am assuming it was all a set up, but I had a good time and who knows, maybe we will do it again sometime.
@elemental69 (1562)
• Ireland
21 Jun 09
Singlemommy are you sure that you were not set up lol? Its strange that only two of you showed up... ;)
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• United States
21 Jun 09
Yes it is a little strange, I have to agree. Even if it wasn't a setup then I've always believed that everything happens for a reason. I had a nice breakfast and enjoyed the company that I had and that's all that matters.
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
23 Jun 09
Yes, thats happened to me before too, and I think its rather rude for the person who showed up, its like the others don't care. At least your breakfast got paid for, that was a big plus..
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• United States
22 Jun 09
Not me personally. I mean I've talked about making plans, but they back out before the stuff could even happen. Mainly because of the situation I was in at the time, but that's the only time I've experienced something like that. I've had friends tell me about experiences they've had though. Just makes me realize how weird people really can be sometimes, lol. Glad you had a good breakfast though, and yeah, it was really sweet of him to pay!
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
22 Jun 09
They maybe have reasons for not showing up or they didn't take it seriously, anyway you had a good breakfast with one of them, though quite disappointing but maybe they'll apologize. Charge it to experience, hope it won't happen again.
@suzzy3 (8357)
21 Jun 09
What a descent man to pay your bill.Normally if my friends cannot make it they ring me,but not at breakfast most of my friends still have kids at school.My son has left school going back to take A levels if he gets his grades he needs.So I tend to stay in bed later now,done my bit thirty years of getting up early ,so I am being a lazy mum.We do meet for lunch at each others houses,we used to go out but we have had to cut down ,house keeping is for feeding the family and bills now.
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Yes, I have done this with coworkers and friends. I had one coworker show up so we talked and just enjoyed spending time relaxing and getting to know each other outside of work, she is a good person and we both keep in touch even though she moved back to Ohio. As for the friends o being there. It was disappointing, especially since I got no phone call saying she was not going to come meet with me. I did not hear from her for 4 days and she said the reason she did not go was her sister wanted her to go to town and do things with her. I felt really let down by her as we were suppose to be best friends. When her sister moved into town she just slide me to the back burner and had nothing more to do with me but phone calls once in awhile. The bad thing is she and I met in high school and I was her only friend. No one else would talk to her and I felt bad for her and welcomed her to the school and became her best friend. When I got married I even let her move in with us because her mother abused and used her. We don't talk anymore and have not for 10 years. I learn from bad experiences and I won't be used anymore, as that's all she did to me for years.
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@glords (2615)
• United States
21 Jun 09
lol... thats kind of how my husband and I ended up on our first date. A bunch of people bailed out on us, and the rest was history. Sometimes I wonder if he asked them not to show up, but he insists it was just fate, either way I'm glad that they didn't come now, I'd hate to think of what may have never happened.
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Yes I've had that happen and you were lucky anyone showed up, I've been left standing. One then has to decide to eat alone or just go on to work. When I was Boss this didn't happen at all, strange how that worked out, don't you think?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Glad u had a nice breakfast. I do not like for people to make plans w/me & not follow through w/them. I believe the word they use now is procrastinate , i still call it telling a lie. hAVE A HAPPY SUNDAY.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
21 Jun 09
I had a friend once that was supposed to meet me for breakfast...she is a hypocondriac (sp?) well she was telling everyone that she couldn't remember very good anymore because she had some problems with her brain (actually the problem had been taken care of.....she used it for attention) well she didn't show up.....when she asked me to go out again....I reminded her that we were supposed to meet the other time.....she just said well I didn't remember....I told her that friends don't forget about friends....and if she was a friend she would have written it down and check on her daily planner.....I have never made plans with her again.
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@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Last year, my church planned a bowling outing. My husband and I arrived at the bowling at the given time and no one was there. We waited for a while and still no one showed up, so we bowled against each other. We also had a good time, we bowled about three games, then went home.
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@iamsolucky (1243)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
It happens. When things are plan, sometimes the exact plan is being changed to another plan, same with engineering and architectural aspects, like we always need to go on with the flow. change or not, we are ready. I tried planning a lunch date with my officemates but many of them didnt attend. The result is we are only few there but then we still tried to be happy eating lunch. happy mylotting and smile always.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
21 Jun 09
I can't remember that that ever happened before. I know I invited a priest in a group I was in once and I had to pay for him because he had no money.
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• China
21 Jun 09
If I was there,I would pay the tab. lol I think it's quite normal for a man to pay a lady's tab,that is something a gentleman should do. As for the porblem that you had made a plan to meet together,I think they were impolite to be absent,at least they should have called you to explain why they were not able to come. Fortunately,I haven't had this problem before,otherwise,I wouldn't ask those guys out next time. lol
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
21 Jun 09
Oh yeah! Thats why i always ask for confirmation an a day or an hour before the meeting that way i dont have to wait and no one shows up. Coz it doesnt feel good, you know. Some peop just dont respect other peoples time. One things we need to possess because we dont hold other peoples time, and were the one making an impression if we do that. Standing someone up has not been an issue with me, because i dont commit if i cant make it, that way, other people can make plans without me in it.
@celticeagle (121017)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Jun 09
Oh, ya it has happened. Life changes and things happen. It is great it turned out well. Usually things go as planned for the most part. With real friends you know ofcourse.
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