Do you change plans last minute for friends?

Postby mmacc2011 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:37 pm

This might seem an odd question, but I had a lot of stuff planned for my weekend. I've just bought a place and am doing it up. I pay mortgage, ground rent, rent at my current place while I've not moved into my new place, credit cards, gym memberships, the list goes on.

I'd put together literally an itemised list of times and where I needed to be, and I'd put aside a few hours in the evening for a drink in town. I was probably going to just drink coca cola and drive down and keep it cheap but still socialise. Suddenly, the plan changed in a flash to going to a flashy restaurant in a city 20 miles away. It's like £35 a meal, and any drink is at least £4 a pop. Plus a train fare and taxi back.

I'm kind of peeved, these are my best friends, and one friend I won't see after tomorrow for maybe 2 months, yet I can't justify spending over £50 in a single evening when I'm tight for money. Plus it interferes with the plan I'd already worked out to get bits done on my 2 days off.

What would you do? Would you change your plans to be with them, and then stay in another time, or politely decline and stick to your plan, even though you would be alone for the weekend?

Any advice?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:06 pm

I politely decline.

If a friend needs help, I change my plans. If it is about socializing, I take a rain check.
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