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Why do we suddenly need to confirm plans?!?


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Why do we suddenly need to confirm plans?!?

mjhals | Jan 25, 2009 12:53 PM

What is with this? Ok, I get if you schedule, say, a dinner out with a group of people a week in advance it's a good idea to just double-check that everyone can make it the day of, or the day before. Although frankly, if I'm invited to an event I don't expect or need a confirmation, I just show up, AS PLANNED, unless told not to.

So, I've been away off and on for the Holidays and vacation time in Germany, and have a friend that has wanted to get together. She called this week and asked if I had plans this weekend, I said no and we tentatively planned to go hiking Sunday (today). Last night I sent her a text confirming hiking at 4 followed by me cooking dinner. She replied, via text, "sure, sounds good". Here it is, 4:45 and I've heard nothing from her. I've started dinner, my first ever attempt at homemade rolls no less!, and she just calls wondering if "we're still on?" Umm, why wouldn't we be? Granted, it's cold out (35ish degrees), but I cold see showing up at the correct time and deciding on a glass of wine instead of a hike, but to just not show up unless I confirmed? Now, she's still coming over because I let her know that from my perspective it was always "on". So now she's going to show up at 7 for a dinner I'd planned around 6. Guess my first rolls will have to be served cold with a side of, "I'm pissed off".

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