Yesterday I had a meeting scheduled with an old friend of mine who is going to help me with research for my book. I was supposed to meet this person at a pricey coffee shop downtown, which was okay despite the fact that I don't usually frequent this particular coffee shop chain. Unfortunately, his assistant failed to tell me that there are TWO pricey coffee shops in that same one block radius, and in fact that they are part of the SAME coffee shop chain. So I went to one, and of course my friend was at the other.
After spending over an hour waiting (I had assumed I was early and had remembered the wrong time), I got ahold of the assistant once more to see what was going on. He had the nerve to act like it was my fault, that I should have read his mind and known which particular coffee shop the meeting would be at.
In any event, I was able to reschedule it for this afternoon and hopefully things will go much smoother. It just irritates me that I have to save face for this idiot assistant, swallow my pride, and not rant about how inept my friend's assistant is. Just keep in mind that the research is the important part, not the irritating habits of ignorant people. Hopefully I will get alot of good information this afternoon so that I can continue with my book.
Update: Looks like my friend has been called to a meeting by a very important person (I'm keeping all of this very general and non-specific, because the guy is a rather important person himself), so I had to reschedule for the 25th. So looks like that portion of my book will need to wait a bit longer.