Common Courtesy ( A thing of the past?)
November 28, 2023 2:51pm CST
Happy Tuesday Everyone! brrr it's cold here today. I don't even want to say that I saw a few snow flurries. I'm late getting here today. It's already almost 4pm and I'm usually chatting while I have my coffee first thing in the morning. Had a 10am appointment with the groomer so i got up early, showered and was dressed so I would be ready when she arrived. 10 o'clock came and went with no groomer so by 10:30 am I texted to ask where she was. All I got back was "on my way". 15 minutes later she got here and as she was bringing in all her stuff she casually said "sorry I'm late but you know me, I'm always late" That really annoyed me and I thought how inconsiderate to not even let me know she was going to be late and here I am rushing around to be ready on time. I really would consider looking for someone else but she's really good with our dog and the dog loves her. Plus she comes to the house and her prices are decent. So, I sucked it up and smiled and the dog looks good and smells really good too. I guess common courtesy has really disappeared these days.
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• United States
You would think someone who has a business would know better, but apparently not. You should see the yahoos I deal with around here, they have a specific appointment and show up when they feel like it alot of the time, it is unreal.
• Los Angeles, California
That would annoy me too! I can understand a good business relationship, but sometimes it feels like they get too comfortable and think it's ok to let things slip and slide. It doesn't look too professional . . . they need to remember it is still "business"! I know, the good can override the bad . . . she is probably fantastic otherwise.
• El Paso, Texas
And I thought it was mostly a hispanic thing. Hispanic people are usually very nice but when they own businesses they never seem to come on time and are usually between 30 to 60 minutes late or else they call me 2 hours later to reschedule expecting me to understand
That is unprofessional as well as lacking common courtesy. And not to properly acknowledge your concern sends a bad vibe. I hope that she got your drift and will be a little more considerate the next time she is due to come for the pup's pampering.
I feel that is so discourteous. How hard is it to call or text and say hey, I'm running late. I get especially frustrated when waiting on a repairman. You clear the day and then they sometimes do not show up, and do not call. And if you call them, they say, Oh sorrry, I was just so busy. Fine, fine...you are that busy, you don't need my business anyway!