I have two different friends who have the same habit. You can count on both of them to show up late and ill prepared for whatever it is you invite them to.
The difference is the one friend will come screeching into the parking lot only a few minutes late, in her dress up clothes and say, "Hiking?! We're hiking?! Awesome!" And sling her hair up in a ponytail and totter down the trail in her skirt and heels with her Starbucks in hand. You know, she just goes with the flow and everybody has a good time. You probably will cut your hike short because she isn't ready for it, but you'll have had fun. This is friend A.
The other friend will be ridiculously late, if she shows at all. Then she'll expect you to provide her with her hiking gear, clothes, shoes, water, etc. and she'll complain when it doesn't meet her standards. You know, she pouts the whole time and makes everyone miserable. You probably will cut your hike short just to get the hell away from her. This is friend B.
I thought about them the other day when I was preparing for a crafting class. I already had all the necessary parts and equipment packed up and ready to go. I was starting to hunt around for extra scissors, adhesive, etc. for all the B people out there and it was making me mad. In the end, I decided not to bring it forcing them to become As and just wing it.
I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised that it went well. Sometime you need to cater to the As and the Bs, sometimes you cater to neither, and sometimes you go home and have a drink.
The Fine Print: In case you are wondering if this post is about you I got two things for you--one, both these ladies left the state several years ago and--two, if you see yourself in the above maybe you should consider a change. You know, just for the sake of my liver. Card parts by Club Scrap