Don't waste my time
Wait what, I'm writing?
Yup. Mostly because I'm avoiding work. Partly because I'm pissed off. Or maybe it's the other way around.
I was supposed to meet friends for brunch today, at 11:00 am to celebrate a birthday. I made a reservation for five, and let everyone know.
I show up at 11:00 am, and nobody is there. Okay, fine. I expected that people would be late, no big deal. Fifteen minutes later, I'm still alone, and the restaurant won't seat me--totally understandable. I get in touch with the birthday girl and another friend, and they tell me that they're on their way. UHG, couldn't they have told me that at 11? It would have given me time to go grab some coffee!
I already shifted my typical Sunday morning routine to make time for this brunch, I organized the restaurant, and nobody had the decency to tell me that they were running 30-45 minutes late. I'm currently getting text messages about how we aren't friends anymore and that it a shitty move to leave.
Here's the thing. I already don't have enough time as it is. For the past few weeks, I've been waking up in a state of panic and heart palpitations because I've got too much to do. I've been slingin' 10-12 hour days in the office, working on work, in addition to personal projects. It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon in San Diego, and I'm at the office, instead of at the beach, making some magic happen. And I love what I do, so I'm perfectly happy doing this. I don't have a lot of free time, so waiting around isn't exactly something I'm willing to do.
What would you have done?