Dear Mr. Saturday Lunch Date,
If you take the time to pursue someone over several weeks and finally make arrangements to meet in person, state multiple times how you're "really excited to be meeting", it sort of undermines your credibility when you are unable to arrive at the designated place anywhere close to on time.
Last time I checked, your part of Austin was not in a different time zone. And to compound your error, you did not call to tell me you were going to be late until after you already were late. And then you said you were only 5 minutes away. And then you said, where are we meeting - restaurant A or B? When in fact I was already sitting in the hot texas outdoors at restaurant C which had been clearly discussed about 15 hours before.
So you really have no reason to sound like a spoiled child when, after you were 20 minutes late (15 more than you had alloted for in the previous phone conversation), the hostess had called our table twice, I was sweating buckets in the shaded tables, and I called you. You stated "I'm about 7 minutes away." I said, "you know what, I can already tell this is not going to be fun. Sorry, but have a good day." Oh, and you can stop calling me as I write this.
To reiterate where you went wrong.
1) you have the memory of a tadpole if you can't take the time to write down the location of your "very exciting" date.
2) you are ruder than rude to be late and to not call until you were actually late. Did you expect to encounter some sort of wormhole that would get you to the restaurant on time? And remember, you set the meeting time. A simple phone call 10 minutes prior would have been considerate.
3) you were even ruder than that when after missing the second time line, which you also set, and didn't call. Respect people's time. It's a major character flaw when you don't.
ah venting, love it.
Dear Mr. Trumpet Maestro,
You may be the best trumpet player in Austin, but you are also the whiniest. If everything was so much better in Ohio, or Kentucky, or New York, then go back. Also, whining "That's not faaaaiiiiir any time someone mentions that they've been to a place you haven't is extremely childish. Get off your butt, visit Travelocity.com, and go. And don't invite me! And don't expect me to invite you on my trips, if I wanted a whiny 8 year old boy I'd borrow one from a friend.
hmmm... feeling better already!
You are the best dog ever. Can you please transfer your pleasant fun personality into a decent looking non-self-centered male in the Austin area?