This afternoon, I was supposed to meet with a student today after a sports practice. I sat and waited and checked email, and then 45 minutes later, I realized that this student was probably not coming. Immediately, about 5 different things started flying through my head. Reasons, responses……sarcastic comments (I’m only human) were all that I could come up with. It wasn’t the first time it happened, and it won’t be the last. But I still have questions.
You have my cell and work phone numbers; why no call?
Am I supposed to call and say something like, “Looks like we missed each other, let’s try and reschedule” when it clearly wasn’t my fault?
So I don’t know, I guess I’m looking for a little wisdom here. I know they probably had a reason, but it’s still hard when something like this comes up with me forgetting or not responding to an email, the whole world falls apart. Has this ever happened to you? What do you do? What should you/I do?