Okay, I need a brief rant, here.
I was supposed to be keeping a friend company while she cleaned this evening; this is a service I render quite frequently among my friends. I cannot, generally, help with much (cleaning involves so much stretching and bending over!), but I can be company. However, my friend got called away to take a bunch of other gamers to a LARP they're involved with. She lives a known distance, both in time and miles, from their apartment. I ended up hanging out with her as she waited a good ten minutes for them to be ready. This happens all the time.
Now, I was raised to value other people's time as well as my own, and I'm usually waiting outside when my friend comes to pick me up. When I'm not, I'm generally avoiding either heat or cold, and all I have to do in order to be ready is slip on my shoes. This is generally true even if she calls and says, "Okay, I'm running errands and I'll be there in five minutes." (We tend to make plans for "after I'm done with errands for my mother-in-law.") I'm very careful about this.
Is this just me? Am I right to be annoyed when the guys take an hour to get ready, even knowing they're being picked up in forty minutes?
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
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