Golf was having a potential business partner, a Chinese translator, come over to our apartment this morning at 10 AM. She was supposed to come with her husband and their baby. I was rushing around the house getting it picked up, straightened up, preparing snacks and pastries and getting my hair and makeup done. It was 9:50 AM and I had just finished preparing the platter of pastries and scones, a plate of sliced pears and I had a FULL pot of coffee freshly brewed and we're trying to get Aidan fed before our company arrived.
The phone rang at 10 til 10. Golf answered. It was the translator lady saying something URGENT came up and she'd have to reschedule. WHAT?!?! She should have been in Berkeley by then, nearly to our place in Alameda!!! Why the hell would you call someone you're supposed to meet 10 minutes before you're supposed to arrive to cancel???? She should have let us know the moment she found out something.
I guess I'm old fashioned, but I like to prepare for guests. I like to make sure the house looks neat and tidy and that I have refreshments to serve. I went shopping yesterday for this visit. I made sure my child was clean, neat and fed. I made sure I looked presentable by taking the time to do my hair and makeup. All of this takes time and effort to do.
Why do people these days have so little respect for keeping appointments??? It pisses me off to no end.