Ever told a friend to wait for 5 minutes and returned after a long time..

Wait for five minutes.. - Waiting for ..
India
August 14, 2008 11:48am CST
It happened to one of my friends in my office.. He received a call from his friend..today.. and his friend was on his way to his village, he called my colleague by phone.. and to which he said... " You wait in the bus stop.. i will be there within five minutes to pick you up" .. and that friend of him was waiting.. and this fella completely forget about the call..and was deeply involved in his work.. and never went to pick up his friend.. In despair.. he never called him again.. and left.. Only he remembered at the end of the day.. and my colleague dialed him and appraised the fact.. but it seems the guest of him is not satisfied with the response.. Any situations you have experienced?
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18 responses
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
Hi saivenkaat802003! I am always on time if I give my word to anyone that I will meet her/him. Don't like the feeling of waiting that is why I don't do this to anyone unless I am caught up in an emergency perhaps. However, this has happened to me several times and the one that I will never forget is when I was in London, five years ago and I was going to be picked up by a friend on the train/tube station. I am a foreigner in that place and I am not familiar with the place except for the map I have in my hand. I waited for her for two hours and since then I never trusted her word again. Take care always..God Bless!
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
Hi dear friend! I waited for her still and she picked me up finally after two hours. She apologized but things were not the same anymore. I just got tired of her broken promises which made me dislike her. Don't want to go in any details but she was not I thought she was. Sigh! lovelots..faith210
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
Oops, next time..I know whom I will gonna call! Saivenkat to the rescue! haha.. God Bless your kind soul my dear friend!
• India
20 Aug 08
But one condition - Or thanking Saivenkat
Just see the condition.. friend.
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@lazzer (17)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
i have also a friend promise me to pitch me up after my work,so i waited him in a waiting shed,after a long time nothing friend came up,i waited for an hour,its really feels like stupid waiting for nothing,so i decided to go home on my own,afte that he went to my place for apology,he told me that he forgot about what he promise.....Any situation you have experienced?
• India
15 Aug 08
Welcome to mylot, and have a great time here..Lazzer..
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
15 Aug 08
fortunately, it never happen to me before and i never did it to my friend as well... i always try to keep my promise as much as i can... and i am pretty strict with time... so if i say that i will be there in 5 minutes, i will try my best to be there in 5 minutes and not to be late... let alone completely forgotten about it... i wonder why his friend doesn't bother to call back again anyway... we are only humans anyway and humans do make mistakes... take care and have a nice day...
• India
15 Aug 08
yea..i too was wondering why he never called him back.. May be his ego was hurt..
@LittleMel (14036)
• Canada
15 Aug 08
Yeah to my husband a lot of time but nothing serious only when I am mylotting and he wants to use the computer I don't remember doing that to someone when it's serious matter but I might have and it might have been caused by things beyond my control like traffic, computer problem, power off etc I can imagine the person that waited was mad, because it happened to me quite a few times too I guess he will have to make up for it somehow
• India
15 Aug 08
Wow.. LittleMel.. welcome back to mylot.. Long time no see..!!!.. how are you..
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
Here in our country people are expected to be late. To be on time is to be late for 30 minutes or so (we are Marc Jacobs fans, just kidding) I have a friend who live just 3 blocks away from us. She was one of closest friend and is one of my kids godparent. I always invite her during birthdays. She would usually arrives late, later than all the guest. When I call her she would say she's already on her way and will be there in 5 minutes. Then she would come like two or 3 hours after. The same always happen to our distilled water provider who is a house away from her. I was asking her if there is something wrong with the road on their block since her and the water delivery always comes late, but I guess it's within us. I too have the tendency to be always late.
• India
15 Aug 08
May be you have to tell your friend the party time in advance,say 2'O clock.. if the real time for the party is 5'o clock... say two or three hours earlier..and remind her at frequent intervals..so that she may come in time.. A nice idea..Isn't it? Cheers and happy mylotting.
@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
15 Aug 08
that was sad..promising to fetch but it never happened..and surely the friend whose waiting was frustrated or whatever..maybe the least he could do was call again the friend after 10 minutes..when he did not showed up..and remind him thats hes waiting...i always do that if i had to wait someone or made some appointments and been delayed..
• India
15 Aug 08
Anger and frustration may have hurt his ego,.. a bit and probably that may be the reason he signed off in a hush..
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
It happened to me but in a different situation. My friend has been calling me because she needs my company in going to Manila. We have a continuous discussion about this. The day she needs me falls at weekdays which mean that i need to file a vacation leave just to accomodate her request. Until such time the day expected has come. No texts or even a call from her so i made up the move to reach her. What she answered was she is already there and with another friend. How disgusted i was when i knew that she did not care about my time. It's just a wasted time talking to her and in giving her consideration.
• India
15 Aug 08
That is not a good sign of friendship from your friend.. I think she has not trusted your call.. and she lacks signs of respect in her.. At least she could have called you even after fixing appointment with another friend, so that you could have not wasted your time in planning for her..
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
14 Aug 08
No, I never did and never do such experience the incident of your friend because if I would have to meet a meeting for someone then I have to do it because it is my honor to fulfill my promised to someone especially for my friend or family.
• India
15 Aug 08
Great,iyah.. you are hundred percent committed in keeping up the words.. But this friend of mine, has forget his promise in his work schedule,may be on rare times he he has not kept his words. Have a good time.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I haven't done anything like that to someone because I value other people's time and, when I say I am going to be somewhere, I make sure I am there and, I make sure I am there when I say I will be there. I have had people tell me a time and arrive late. I hate it because it feels like they are disrespecting me and my time. Like they just don't care enough about me to be on time.
• India
15 Aug 08
A good Policy Cortjo.. and may be your friends will love to adopt this habit in their daily routine..
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
hmm, i've always experienced waiting for my friends that told me he'll be in the place for about 20 mins, but then again i'll be waiting for him for about 5 hours..after 6 hours of waiting and waiting, finally they arrived.. at first, i dont get it, why always late, but after some time, i've got immuned, and somehow, make them wait for me, just for the sake of teaching them how it feels to wait for almost ten years!! hahah, lol
• India
15 Aug 08
Hi Tin_cierva.. may be waiting for BF wont give anyone any pains .. it is a pleasure to wait for them. Isn't it? O! i have no experiences for waiting for a GF. Have fun.
@CJay77 (4438)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
I am trying to be always on time! I can't recall letting somebody wait for me like this! I have a sort of experience like that. I have to wait for hours but not outside it's either in my house or in the mall. And I'm sure if that did happen to me I'll be very upset about it.
• India
15 Aug 08
Hi Cjay.. it goes to say that you respect others time and the feelings of other persons to a great extent.. Great habit.. Thanks for stopping by.
@Humbug25 (12551)
14 Aug 08
Hi ya saivenkaat802003 Ahhh the poor chap. I don't think I have ever done anything quite so bad. Usually I will tell someone I am on my way and will there in about 5 minutes and end up being there about 10 minutes later but nothing worse than that!!
• India
15 Aug 08
May be five or ten minutes late is better than never turning up... Take care friend.
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
Sorry to your friends!! Well i have that kind of experienced just like what happened to your friends, My friend and i will planning to go to a mall then i went home to take a bath and then prepare to go, then i went back to my friends home then she is gone. She go first to meet her one friends also, suddenly i received a text from her to meet me at the parking lot and i went there then nothing happens to be there...i was so upset and never to talk to her again.. After a long month i accept her as my friend but i dont want to to go with here anymore...
• India
15 Aug 08
Oh.. you have been on similar lines.. sorry to hear that your friend disappointed you..and made you wait.. but i think that you won't attach too much of importance to that sort of happenings in your life.. just take it easy.
• India
14 Aug 08
This is called "Indian Standard Time." Owing to the "rebirth" philosophy of India, people have unlimited time. 5 minutes could mean anything between fifty minutes to five hours to five lifetimes. If he can't pick your friend in five minutes, he will do in in the fifth birth. LOL Such things happen to everybody, my friend. That's why I never wait, neither do I ask anyone to wait. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
• India
15 Aug 08
LOL.. You are correct.. most of us..just underestimate the time factor of other persons.. and just attach more importance to their jobs only.... Okay friend .. hold on for five minutes.. i will be back.. adding more comment to these lines..
@cross10 (506)
• Indonesia
15 Aug 08
yeah it happen lot time. Usually it happen on my family, especially my sister. When i was highschool i got pick by my sister several times. Every day i finished at 2:30pm, while waiting my sis to pick me up, i used to play and hang around with my friends. Every time I called her, she always say " Its already near, just be patient, it won't take more than 10 min". Well the fact, i have to wait for an hour till her come, and i have to wait alone, cuz most of my friends already back home T_T
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
15 Aug 08
it has happened to me many times. it teaches you to be independent and not trust anyone.
@JannaLee (660)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
Such things always happens, I mean I for one have waited for such a long time...and it seems that I waited for eternity..and unfortunately no one came...Sigh, I guess word of honor and communication plays a great role in this type of situation...^^
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
15 Aug 08
It happened with me ...Once a friend called me that he is coming in 5 minutes and we would go home together .....but he didnt turn for 30 minutes ....I called him told that dear since its almost 30 minutes now and I got another friend so I am leaving ....I was shocked that my friend get annoyed on this ...being late himself lol.... Thanku Ganesh