To say I'm annoyed is a total understatement.
I have a friend who has a compulsive habit of cancelling plans. I am attempting to get a bunch of people together to go out to this fabulous Italian restaurant in Manhattan on May 17th.
"Why are you planning two weeks ahead?" some of you may ask.
Because the restaraurant is extremely tiny and extremely excellent and if reservations aren't made, especially for large groups, in advance, it's impossible to get a table. Even with a party of 2 it's impossible without a reservation.
Anyway...when I went out with this friend of mine the other night I asked her when she'd be available to go out. I know her schedule books up quickly. She said she'd check her calander and get back to me. She checked and said May 17th is the way to go.
So I emailed all of my friends to let them know of the fun night out. Responses are pouring in. Some people can't go but the majority of people can. YAY!
So yesterday I get an e-mail from my friend that she probably has to miss the night because her friends is having a party that night. I told my friend, "I thought the point of you checking your calendar was so you could choose a night that you are available."
"I did check my calendar but things come up," was her only response.
She said that maybe she'd meet us for drinks before the party. I said to her that would make no sense considering we are all going for drinks AFTER dinner and dessert and the reservation is for 8PM. She is more likely to be able to make the dinner than drinks. I also made a snide sarcastic comments, "it's not like I planned this particular date around you or anything like that."
Anyway...I'm annoyed to say the least because this ALWAYS happens with this particular friend. Something always comes up. It's ridiculous. I don't understand why it is so hard to make plans and keep them.
Bottom line is that the people who ARE going are going to have a fun night with or without her there but I just get so annoyed when people do things like this. It's aggrivating.