I Hate When People Cancel At Last Minute

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    This Seems to Happen Every Time I Have Something Planned.

    I hate it when people cancel last minute. I will run into people or talk to them and we'll agree to do something like eat a meal, watch a movie or baseball game, go get some drinks, hit a club etc., it doesn't matter what the plan is. Right on the day we're supposed to meet I end...
    svenskhan svenskhan
    May 9, 2009

    My Biggest Pet Peeve!~

    Oh gosh, I hate this the most. I hate people that cancel last minute. When you cancel last minute, you basically just wasted my time. What I hate even more is when they don't call or text me. They wait until I contact them to tell me. Son of a BISCUIT!
    Lady808 Lady808
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 2, 2012

    Group Project - Totally Selfish.

    So, we got this english project to make something like a magazine. There's 3 guys and 3 girls in the group (including me). I was picked by the teacher to be the leader in this group, so I decide to split the group to 2 ( girls & boys )and then combine the results together and we...
    punkYJH punkYJH
    1 Response Dec 20, 2011

    I Just Don't Even Bother Anymore....it's Not Even Fun.

    I hate it when people cancel at the last minute. This has been happening to me every time I make plans pretty much for the last year and some change. For my wedding, I invited several friends and family members thinking,"Hey this is my wedding, they are my close friends...
    agirlnamedsue agirlnamedsue
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2010

    You Need To Be objective

    There are many times when we have not been able to make it. We really did want to make it but circumstances had changed and situations had arisen that we just could not make it. These things happen to others to and we do not always like it when the plans that we have made plans...
    HardingP119 HardingP119
    36-40, M
    Feb 8, 2013

    I get so disappointed

    and it makes me want to cry. It's so easy to get my hopes up, and I end up hating myself for letting that happen.
    LifeIsAChoice LifeIsAChoice
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2014

    The Very Last Minute

    just this friday i had planned to go to my p.o. i had a friend tell me he would take me the night before i had to and i was going to pay him to take me the hour and a half drive we planned to leave around 11am he texted me at 10:57 to tell me he couldnt take me i was so...
    free5as4a09bird free5as4a09bird
    Apr 6, 2011

    Like seriously it ****** me off

    because your like I showered..!....I brushed my teeth!....I put on makeup..!..I had a cute outfit!!..then u cancel. WTF....it's all gone to waste.
    Diana14R Diana14R
    16-17, F
    Jun 6, 2014

    It's at the point where I'm scared of making

    plans, because when I wake up the morning of, I'm already expecting my friends to cancel. Sometimes my friends don't even bother telling me they can't make it. I have to text them the day before to confirm, and they say, oh, about that...I can't make it. And that's it. No...
    thatbitchoverthere thatbitchoverthere
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2014

    do I , It Drives Me Mad, I ...

    do i , it drives me mad, i mean if you dont want to come make sure you tell the person before they have gone mad cleaning from top to bottom the only time it is okay to cancel last minuet, is if an emergency has come up.  
    jossiemarie jossiemarie
    22-25, F
    Apr 28, 2008


    My best friend nataly canceles alot! we plan to go to teen groups every thursdays and she canceles last minute when im al ready dressed up and about to head out the door! shes canceled my times I invited her to sleep over she hasent sleept over once!!!! This time she canceled on...
    belladeebabe belladeebabe
    13-15, F
    Jul 21, 2011


    I know that some times it's unavoidable... though I think majority of the time people cancel at the last minute because they don't "feel like going any more". I am ok with a couple hours in advance at LEAST 45 minutes so that I don't have to drive to where ever. I find...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2008

    Show Me the Money!!!!

    I dislike people who cancel at the last minute.  Besides it being inconsiderate and and wrong, it's just downright trifling.  I used to run a Home based Bake Shop.  People would place their order by phone,  then they would come and pay me and pick up their...
    Insomniac Insomniac
    51-55, F
    May 13, 2008


    I really hate it when people bail at the last minute....if you dont want to go let me know. It ****** me off more if you tell me at the last minute your not going rather then just tell me you cant go so I can find someone else. I do have other friends its just I chose to ask...
    LipstickandBruises LipstickandBruises
    26-30, F
    Jun 11, 2008

    Cancel At Last Minute

    Cancel at last minute,How could you?I'd been looking forward,Now I'm flat,Let down,You knew,Didn't you?You couldn't come,Why say you can,When you can't?
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Jan 12, 2012

    I'm a Canceller...

    I make up excuses all the time.  I'm really quite a bad person.  It's my New Year's Resolution to break this habit, but the fact is, I would rather spend the evening sitting around with my fiance doing nothing than spending money to sit around and ***** about life and...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984
    26-30, F
    Jan 30, 2008

    Just... Don't Be Rude...

    I hate when they cancel at the last minute without a good reason. I think it's so rude. The other day, my friend and I were supposed to hang out. It had been forever since we had been able to even think about making plans. Anyway, he couldn't. He had to cancel for a retarded...
    kleisse kleisse
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2008

    Why Can't People Honour Invitations?

    'I'm a bit tired' is not a good enough reason; we're all tired! 'I'm a bit skint/out of cash' OK, but maybe if you knew you were short of cash you should have told me earlier, or not gone out and spent your money earlier in the week when you knew you had weekend plans. When...
    zinzulation zinzulation
    36-40, F
    Dec 1, 2013

    The Rockwell Tragedy

    I have a group of buddies who like to fish. My one friend, I will call him RAD, always cancels at the last minute. If he doesn't cancel at the last minute, he comes up with lame excuses why he can't join us. I Hate When People Cancel At Last Minute I am Tired Of Getting...
    smokineddiez smokineddiez
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2012

    Yes, If I Have Plans With S...

    Yes, if I have plans with someone I tailor my actions all day to these plans.  Especially my work, since I work from home, and then when they cancel everything is out of whack.   I think it is rude, you should be able to give someone some kind of notice if you need...
    institches1981 institches1981
    26-30, F
    Apr 28, 2008

    Have To Stay Hopeful.

    Yesterday: Friend called drunk because she was upset about family issues and she made plans with me. She is what i consider my best friend, if i had one. I just wanted to make sure she was okay and to cheer her up. Today: Woke up early, took a shower, planned out the perfect...
    iwanttobeanartist iwanttobeanartist
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012

    New Years Eve and Ditched

    About 12 years ago my roommate and I, both single and dating, were getting ready t go out for New Years Eve. We had been planning it for a few days, where we would go first and where we wanted to be for midnight, what we were going to wear...... Then the phone rings and it's this...
    RudysStaff RudysStaff
    36-40, F
    Dec 31, 2007

    It's a Habit..

    Almost everybody I know personally backs out of plans but I rather them call to cancel at the last minute than not calling or texting at all. I don't understand why people would call at the last minute in the first place unless they truely have an emergency or ill. I can't stand...
    AuntTammy AuntTammy
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    Tired Of Getting Ditched By So Called Friends.

    I hate this too. Not always necessarily last minute for me, but often near enough or just get stood up. I have a busy schedule, so it's very hard for me to "get out" beyond full time retail (hello crazy hours) and taking care of my two small boys. I'm a single mom with no help...
    wantsomethingreal wantsomethingreal
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2011

    Talk About Inconsiderate! ...

    Talk about inconsiderate! I mean I am not so cold hearted that if it is for a very good reason I totally understand. But these type of people usually have a pattern of this and will keep doing it over and over. That is when I just do not waste my time on them any more. After all...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn
    46-50, F
    Jan 30, 2008

    What Is That Sweetie!!!

    I hate it when i make plans with a friend or something and they bail out to hang out with there boyfriend or anything else. I understand that some things do pop up out of the blue. But I really dont like it when it happens everytime. =/ Even my own dad does it. It's just pathedic...
    rainbowdeadhead rainbowdeadhead
    16-17, F
    May 16, 2008

    I have done this before,

    and I have had it Happen to me…either way it doesn't feel good 😁
    haleybug81399 haleybug81399
    16-17, F
    Jun 6, 2014

    Canceled A Big Trip Last Minute!!!!

    Me and my cousins planned a trip to Six Flags. They canceled once then they said oh we can go again. The day of the trip they canceled it. Their dad bribed them for 20 dollars not to go and they know how much i wanted to go!! All i was talking about was going to Six Flags and...
    Nyort123 Nyort123
    Aug 6, 2012

    Dr. Appointment over an hour away -.

    - So my family doctor is about an hour drive away about 4 towns over. My fiancee and I both had appointments with her on Monday at 10AM, but the roads were really bad so we left around 8:15 and got there around 9:15 or so. But since we were so early for our appointment we just...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    Jan 8, 2014

    It ****** Me Off

    I hardly ever get to hang out with my friends, so when i do, and they cancel at the last minute, it makes me angry. I had a friend once who invited me out to the mall on Saturday. It was Friday when she invited me. We were supposed to go with a couple other people as well. I was...
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

    Just Plain Rude

    I have a friend who cancels on me constantly. She's one of my best friends and I adore her, but I cannot handle her cancelling all the time. For her birthday, she told me that she wanted to go to dinner with me. She planned it for a Saturday. Knowing her, I asked her every day...
    randompersonhere randompersonhere
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2012

    It Sucks

    It's so annoying when people do that crap. If it's an emergency (like a family member is in the hospital) then I can understand. But when people cancel because they all of a sudden don't feel like doing anything, or something else came up...then that is lame. Do they not realize...
    Durious Durious
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2008

    It's Better to Spend Your Time On People Who Value You.

    This is one of my major pet peeves, that puts me in a bad mood, and makes me resentful. My husband and I were invited last week to have dinner with the couple that lives accross the street from us. Dinner was suppose to be at 7 pm, so we didn't eat.. she comes over at 6:15 and...
    blueriddle8 blueriddle8
    1 Response Jan 7, 2009

    I Just Don't Get It.....

    I am the type of person who keeps her word and follows through on my commitments to others. If I make plans with someone, I keep them. I don't know why so many people can't seem to do the same. I do understand that sometimes there are circumstances that come about that require...
    ce120563 ce120563
    3 Responses Apr 1, 2011

    Last Minute Cancelled Appointment

    Yes, it feels bad when one would cancel something at last minute. I did experience it. It was a last minute cancelled appointment with a guy friend. He told me he wants to meet me ( and maybe, I kind of liked the guy), and so I got myself ready, for I wanted to look good on that...
    Malikhain Malikhain
    26-30, F
    Apr 22, 2012

    Running Out Of Patience

    One day during my week long vacation from work, my friend Chad called me up and asked "do you want to go on a run tomorrow?" I said "Sure! When would you like to?" He replied "Tomorrow afternoon would be nice." Typically, I run in the morning, so the next day, I postponed my run...
    ssdodo00 ssdodo00
    1 Response Aug 31, 2012


    So many times I've just got excited about seeing someone or going somewhere and then it just gets cancelled on me. I hate it. I try not to get my hopes up anymore because every time I get really excited and stuff it ends up not happening... and then I get really upset.
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes
    18-21, F
    Dec 22, 2009

    Cancel Or Always Late

    This a big pet peeve of mine!!  Canceling at the last minute.  Geez....Did the person at the last minute find something better to do??  Aren't you important enough??  ARGGGGG What's even worse....They are always late for any and everything.  If you say...
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog
    1 Response Aug 8, 2008

    So Unreliable...

    My two friends and I recently planned to go to my friend's beach house down the shore for a weekend. Since we all have other responsibilities and jobs we planned it a week in advanced. I even finally called off from work, which is really hard for me because it's hard to find...
    Crazymoon Crazymoon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 8, 2011


    This drives me insane! My friend will be all, "Yes, we're going, so excited" for days...and then as I'm getting ready to go out, she calls and tells me she doesn't "feel" like going out. I also hate when people are like, "Well, I might be going out with...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 29, 2008

    Music Lessions

    so i use to give music lessions to an ex's sister and his damn mom ******* cancled every ******* lession. i finally said i quit.
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror
    18-21, F
    Mar 10, 2011

    I'm disappointed :( Recently people have been

    cancelling on me last minute and they think it's ok. They don't understand that I'm not single anymore, I have responsibilities like taking care of my son 24/7, it's hard to find a sitter and when I finally do they go and cancel on me like it's not a big deal. Ofcourse I take it...
    Mama86 Mama86
    26-30, F
    May 23, 2014


    Again I have made plans with friends. They are a couple. When I spoke to one Monday night, I proposed getting together this weekend. I was told that sounds great and he did not have plans but had to check with my other friend. Well, I also mentioned to this other friend that I'd...
    wantsomethingreal wantsomethingreal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2012

    Having Backup Plans

    For sometime now I have deduced that I need to make allowances and have a plan b and c..I have been needing to use them due to the fact that most of my friends have busy lives, so much going on ... Had a friend once cancel on me when I had bought theatre tickets, having spendt...
    para30 para30
    26-30, F
    Oct 21, 2007
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