I’m using my 1 rant every 6 months card.
Yo our generation needs to learn that other people’s time is worth something. Technology has made ignoring people and avoiding situations that make us uncomfortable way too easy.
As an adult, if someone calls or texts or emails you about something important/time-sensitive, you should respond. I don’t care whether or not you can come to my party, hang out, go to dinner, or work on a project with me as much as I care that you take the time to respond. If you’re going to be late, call to say as much.
If you don’t: it seems as if our relationship as friends, family, whatever, means so little to you that you won’t even take the 30 seconds from your life to pick up your phone and wiggle your fingers. An amount of time that’s significantly less than the time we spend waiting in line for coffee or sitting between stops on public transportation.
People have their own busy lives. I do too. And I would appreciate if people wouldn’t waste my time allowing me to hope for things that ultimately won’t happen.
Obviously this excludes situations with extenuating circumstances. Like last minute requests and phones dying and sleep.