Was I wrong?
December 4, 2017 1:22pm CST
I have a friend who is always late. We were going to go out for lunch tomorrow after church (we go to different churches). An hour after the time she was supposed to come get me (we trade off on who picks up who), she texted me she had to run an errand. An hour after that, she texted me she was on her way. Finally, two and a half hours after she was supposed to pick me up she texted me to say she was on the road and she's be there in 30 minutes. I was tired and hungry by that time. My energy was pretty low, and I told her we should probably do it another time (you guys know my health problems). I caught her before she headed my way; she could head home instead. I think she was annoyed. But she had waited so long I didn't even feel like meeting her halfway since it had already been 2 1/2 hours.
19 people like this
• United States
Oh my goodness, by the time she ever got around to picking you up, it would have been dinner time!!! If she was annoyed, she obviously didn't understand that being late THAT long was not cool. I have a friend who used to be late ALL the time . . . she'd always call to say she was running late. Sometimes we wouldn't hear from her at all and we couldn't get a hold of her . . . and those times she had overslept and had her phone off . Some people just don't understand that they hold things up when they are late!
• Olney, Illinois
I used to have a friend I ran around with...anytime he'd go to the store or anywhere, he'd always say "I'll be back". Those of us that knew him well knew that could be anywhere from 10 minutes to two days...but he would eventually be back.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
My husband took a while for me to get used to because when he says a few minutes, he really means a couple hours! When we have to be somewhere I tell him at least an hour earlier than the actual time or we will never be on time. It used to make me angry but now I am used to it.
• United States
I don't think she has a right to be annoyed... 2 1/2 hrs is a long wait. It makes you change your plans for your day and like you said you have some health concerns. She should have just told you that she 2 1/2 hours later time worked. 10 - 15 min is understandable 30+ min is generous
• Mangalore, India
After keeping you waiting for more than two hours, your friend should have been sorry and apologetic rather than be annoyed. But this is something I have noticed in people , many of them take time, schedule and promises for granted except when they are at the receiving end.