Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stood Up Again?

Have you ever been stood up?  Or, have you at least experienced your partner or date showing up really late for something?  How does that make you feel?

Do you instantly react?  You get pissed off.  You feel belittled.  You feel unappreciated, disrespected, used.  You might even feel like an idiot if this keeps happening.

WAIT!  Hold on!  It is possible that something else has caused your partner's tardiness or complete lack of presence.  Maybe like in the above photo there was a terrific downpour which delayed him...maybe he missed the train or had to pull over and wait out the rain.  Mind you, not all external circumstances make for good excuses....such as the game went into extra innings or he/she got caught up talking to a friend and lost track of time.  

We all need to respect each other and show up when we say we will.  Yet, we also shouldn't jump to conclusions when our partner is late or a no show.  We need to at least hear him/her out first.  

Getting soaked to the bone at the baseball stadium and needing to run home and change clothes could be a good reason for being late, but nowadays you could at least send your love a text message and let him/her know you are running late. *No texting capability?  I am surprised at you....after all, you are reading this blog post via some form of modern technology :) 

Daning in the rain,

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