What would you feel when people asked you for a meeting and did showed up but...
February 8, 2007 3:14am CST
What would you feel when people asked you for a meeting, did showed up on the exact time only to tell you to give them 15 minutes more to attend to something and showed up an hour and a half? How I would like to tell them that they can just do whatever they want to do and let me do my own things! And what would you rather do when it happens to you?
8 Feb 07
It would depend who the meeting was with, and how late they were, what else I had to do, etc. etc. If it was a friend, they'd surely let you know if they were running late, as would be the courtesy with anybody else, really. If not... I would give them twenty minutes, then assume they're not coming, and go about my other duties, and make another meeting time for them. It happened to me last night, actually, but the friend who didn't turn up is ill, and I never know when he's going to have to go to hospital or whatever. There's no evidence of him having been online... no e-mail, or anything, so I'll just wait until I hear from him before making other arrangements. I understand the position with him and if he doesn't turn up, or contact me, there's usually good reason for it. All sorts of things can happen, for instance, if the person has kids, and the kids are sick or something. If I had nothing else of importance to do, I would entertain them coming late, but tell them I might not always be free when they come late without notification because I do have other things to do.
9 Feb 07
Thank you very much for your response. Therefore there's really no way but to understand people coming late or not showing up at all becaus they got stuck in some kind of situation or something. Its just that some times it get so irritating to have to put off all other things to do just to give way to something and those you expect would come too late or would not come at all. Well, I guess all experiences this kind of thing. Thanks again!