Do you have friends or family that think that you can just sit and be there when they decide to show up?
My dear friend was coming up this weekend for a family event. She said, “we’ll be up there around noon.”
I called her that morning and asked if she was going to be here at noon.
Oh no. We’re going to do this, and this and this. I’ll call you when I get to the hotel and let you know what’s happening.
She called around quarter to 6. “We’ll be at your house around 9 or 10 tomorrow morning.”
9 am came and I had to go feed my neighbor’s cat and I didn’t want them to freak out if I wasn’t here when they got here – so I called. Not to worry, they wouldn’t be here for another couple of hours.
Once they finally got here, we had a good time swimming and had a nice lunch. It was great to see them, but geez!
I hear it all the time – “Oh it’s OK, they understand. Its my friend.”
I’ve even been guilty of it too.
It makes me wonder… why do we feel it’s ok to treat friends and family with less respect than we would give a stranger on the street?
Oh the mysteries of being human…