Last Minute Changes

@JodiLynn (1417)
United States
December 30, 2009 8:49am CST
DO you have friends or family who CONSTANTLY have to make last minute changes to the BIG PLAN? For instance, yesterday was supposed to be Movie day for all us Fuji's (employees), we were to all meet at 3:30 pm @ work pile in one SUV and go across town to the IMAX.... well the head waiter didn't call to let anyone know he was running late, so I called him at 3:40, and he asked us to wait 20 minutes for him to arrive at the meeting place, not the movie house...well DUH, the movie started then! Why are people so darn inconsiderate with others time and planning? Is it a control issue? How, without being indelicate, can you get these types to remedy their actions?
3 responses
• India
30 Dec 09
i know it effects you no matter how positively you might want to take it.my friend usually did this.he will make the plan and then vanish before the crucial hours keeping you hanging as to go ahead with the plan or wait for his further confirmation.and then many a times it gets cancelled leaving me with a bad mood.now i just don't rely on his plans.
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Well the guy from the original post wont be invited to the next gang get together (ice skating!) and we certainly wont wait for him when he is invited back into the fold.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
30 Dec 09
I always encounter such kind of people last minute changes mind to make the plan changed too into another difficult situations. I have nothing to do when it happened but to be quite and let the day passed. But I cant control myself to be upset. Sometimes I was thinking to do the same thing to them just to let them know they did wrong. But the best is just to let them know that going to changed in the last minute can affect the big plan. And telling them to be considerate. Have a happy lotting!
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I've found that when this late person finally get a dose of their own medicine, it makes them aware. I was late to a graduation due to an asthma attack in the parking lot of the venue, my "Later" was really mad at me for missing the entry walk of the graduates. I simply said "Really? YOU are mad at me for ONCE being late, REALLY????" she understood immediately, FINALLY!
@allknowing (69320)
• India
30 Dec 09
I have a friend who does that all the time. We were to go and stay at a place prior to our leaving on a holiday. I did all the arrangements and then she calls up at the last minutes changing the plans. She does it all the time. I now never involve her in any of my plans.
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
30 Dec 09
We have a family friend who ALWAYS was late or a no show...in fact, we started using a separate timing schedule, we called it TERRI TIME, it meant the time we told her to be somewhere was 2 hours earlier than the actual time of the function!!!