That's on them.
I have one true pet peeve, and that's being late. For the most part, I don't mind if others are late (well, to a degree), but I hate being late.
A former COO I worked with, who was military all the way, would say 'if you're on time, you're late'. I'm not sure I'm that bad, but I got his gist.
So yesterday, I was hosting a 07:00 webinar, but it was still 06:25 and I was still at home. I still had to take out the garbage, etc.
710 was a love when I asked him to do it.
The problem arose when both "our" cars were out of the garage. Over the weekend, a skunk sprayed the outside of the garage and everything inside smelled, including his car. "My" car was a loaner from the dealer, as mine is actually being fixed.
The loaner is just slightly bigger than my current one. It turns out - size does matter.
With 710's car out, I had less maneuvering room - which pitted house against car.
The house won.
I know you think that white is the reverse light. It is / was not. It had red plastic all around it. Had. Past tense. What you don't see is the scrape on the car too. Fuck me gently with a chainsaw, Heather.
But.........I wasn't late. I was just cranky the rest of the day.
This served me well to deal with people who needed, let's say to be dealt with a firmer hand.
However, the joke was on me. Upon getting to the loaner in the parking garage, I had a ticket. The car was not displaying my hang tag from the rear view mirror, as I left it my actual car. Mind you - there have been dozens of times over the last five years where that thing isn't hanging and not one ticket.
Granted, I can appeal this, and no doubt "win", but it was just the cherry to the day. I actually did laugh. Sure, it was an evil henchman laugh, but a laugh nonetheless.
Then after the dog walk, there was this.
Honestly, I almost never drink during the week, but it seemed to call for it. ....and I answered that call.
I'll deal with the car dealer later this week.
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I can’t touch that , you’re remarkably composed!
On your pet peeve I'm with you all the way. Keeping another person waiting, either intentionally or through oversight, is much the same as STEALING from them.
When I lived in Cologne for a few years three decades ago, a German friend of mine had his boyfriend from California over to stay with him for some months. It was a constant source of annoyance to me the number of times he and I would make an appointment to meet up - in a restaurant, outside a cinema, at a given spot etc - and he would ALWAYS keep me waiting for easily an hour or more, and then turn up nonchalantly with no apology. Whenever I confronted him about it his answer was always that I must remember that he's a 'typical' American and that they [Americans in general] take a much more relaxed view of such things. I never believed it then and I certainly don't now. Plain bad manners, whatever one's nationality.
Sorry you had a bad day. Sucks. I can't believe you're out and about and navigating the world. Good for you. I'm still in my bunker... since March 9th. I have a thing about not drinking during the week, too. But have broke it a couple of times because sometimes... you just need that little lift! Better days.
@raybeard - that yank was using a piss-poor excuse. there is NO excuse for keeping someone waiting.
cripes, you NEEDED that drink! hope 710 and shep and sophie were of some comfort to you also.
7 am webinar? I assume you were the only one there??? Yeah it’s JP here.
I will freely admit I have missed you JP. And i was the FIRST on there, but I ended up with about 30 attendees. Eventually.
most sensible of you; you deserved a nice glass of vino.
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