Saturday, April 09, 2011


Maybe it's just me.....

A few weeks ago, I was asked to help a lady who comes to a friend's LYS, to teach her how to do the entrelac crochet stitch in the round.

She doesn't get out much, and my friend will pick her up and spend the whole day with her. I've known her for years coming to the shop, and she's a nice lady.

So, I've gone to the yarn shop a couple of times, just asked her to either bring/buy lunch for my time.

Well, today I couldn't make it, so I called my friend who picks tyhe lady up, to let her know, and she tells me out that the lady wasn't going there anyway......

OK, is it me, or do I think that's a little strange??

I was taught it was just common courtesy to imform people that you're canceling a appointment, especially if that person's has to travel to meet you.

And not in a 'matter of fact' sort of way....a kind of 'my bad' attitude!!

So, if I hadn't of called, I would of went there for nothing (not that I don't enjoy spending time with my friend)!!

I just don't like feeling like I'm being taken for granted. That, as if I don't have anything else to do, and it's no big thing. But if I was to comment on it, I'm viewed as being too sensitive.

Maybe I'm just too nice, trying to be considerate in a non-considerate world.

Guess it's just the way of the world today.


Anonymous said...

I know how you feel. I was going to my local senior center to help cfrochet items for their big bazaar held in the fall-I spent most of my time helping others come here to make with their projects. Quite often I was asked for the pattern I was working on ( on I had designed myself). I finally took a women up when she offerd to pay for the pattern. The next week I was called into the director's room and was told we don't come here to make money, but to volunteer. Last year they made more $$ in the crochet booth then any other year, I never asked to be reimbursed for my own yarn for the pieces I made.. Ps I never went back. I also don't get it!! Barbara

Spicey2 said...

You should have gotten a call from at least one of them but today it's a "all about me" world and people don't think or take the time to consider someone else's situation. Whether you volunteer your time or spend your own resources people always find something wrong in what you do.