I had a meeting yesterday at 4, but was stood up (by a colleague who is now completely apologetic). I had another meeting today I thought at 1:30, but no one appeared. I went back to my office, saw I had got the time wrong and it was at 2:30. The meeting had been scheduled for 2, and I had misread the change of time email. In addition, I scheduled another meeting at 3 so I would have ended up talking to the 2:30 person for only 30 minutes. So I swapped my 3:00 meeting with the 3:00 person’s 3:30 meeting, which worked out well for the 3:30 meeting person as she had the meeting on her calendar at 3:00 not 3:30 anyway.
When I went back for the meeting at 2:30, guess what? No one appeared. I’m waiting to see if the 3:30 formerly 3:00 person appears. If not, I may just go home early to make the best of it.
Is there anyone else out there who, when someone is late, first you get irritated, and then you think of all the things you could be doing instead if they fail to show up, and then you start hoping they don’t show up and trying to decide how much time is decent for you to wait but still in the hopes you can just go do all those things you just thought of? I do this; I also sit there and worry that I’ve screwed up my calendar, gotten the time wrong, gotten the place wrong, and the person I’m to be meeting with is sitting there getting irritated.
I should just hope they’re really looking forward to getting something else done instead.
Update at 4:22 pm: My 3:30 has not yet showed. Not sure what happened. *Sigh*
Update at 4:24 pm: She appeared. Yay!