Date #234 - Tues Mar 25, 2014
B: After a day of snowboarding at Blue Mountain with my Dad I rushed back to the city to meet with A. Because I didn’t know when that would be, we kept touch via text, with me giving a constant ETA. A went to her cousin’s to go swimming.
When I got to the hotel I couldn’t get a hold of them to be buzzed up to their hotel room (or pool room) because, of course, they left their phones so they wouldn’t get wet by the pool. I waited for almost an hour, and then in a huff, biked home.
I tried to let go of my frustration, looking to this as a learning opportunity. Later A called crying and apologized and I accepted her apology. I told her I was still upset but forgave her and I would eventually get over that feeling and we would learn from this.
A: In its truest form it was blatant miscommunication. I was excited to see my cousin and get into a pool (not having been in one for 5 years) and, with a new phone, I wasn’t taking it to the pool. I assume B knew we were swimming and would show up. When I went on a search the concierge told my cousin and I that he’d waited TWO HOURS and looked SO SAD so, having had a couple glasses of wine, I felt horrible. I’ve been left behind and waited so long alone in parking lots waiting for one of my parents to come pick me up. It’s a horrible feeling. And it totally surfaced having though B sat in a hotel lobby for so long. Even though the concierge embellished a little bit.
B was really nice, though, and didn’t rub it in. He said I should’ve texted saying that we’re going to the pool and I’m leaving my phone which I definitely agree but red wine and swimming and family time - can I blame that?
No, I can’t. I’ve learned my lesson. I will never forget to pick my child up at dance class ever.