Though I believe this appointment was intended for counseling of some sort, when we scheduled it, the purpose was never directly defined, though I had asked. (By the way, normally counseling occurs in my office, but this person no longer possessed a vehicle.)
Well, we arrived at the apartment, rang the buzzer at this locked apartment complex, but no one answered. I called the phone number I was given, but no one answered. Nancy rang the buzzer again and no one answered. I called again and left a message again, but no one answered. No response. In fact, the day is closing and I still have not heard from this person.
I asked Nancy on the way home how she was feeling about this missed appointment. She told me I should be used to this. She's right. Usually, people are scheduled to visit at my place, but I often have "no show" appointments. I probably have had more "missed" appointments than "made" appointments.
Why can't people show up? Most people don't even contact me; I have to try to find them. Why don't people respect my time and energy? It just doesn't happen to me; it happens to many others. I used to do budget counseling for an organization. They told me that only 10% of the people actually attend the appointments they make with the budget counselors. Why don't, people take their word seriously. Why don't they take their commitments or agreements seriously? If they find something "better" to do, they do it and totally skip their other responsibility. Did I ever tell you about the Thanksgiving meal my wife made for a large family only to have them decide not to come and go shopping?
Well, I don't know how to contact this lady. If she didn't answer her door and didn't answer her phone, what should one do? I hope she is alright. I hope nothing bad happened. However, most likely she forgot or got a "better" offer.