I have always been the sort of person that strives to be responsible. Usually when I say I’m going to do something, whether it’s by myself, with someone, or for someone else…I do it. If I fail to do it when I say I’ll do it, I usually let the person know why and strive to rectify it.
I have realized that this sort of behavior holds absolutely no value for most people. If it did, people would follow up with me, or show up, or deliver. And sadly, only a very small percentage of folks seem to do this.
I am eternally grateful for that small percentage of people that do. It is you who restore my faith in humankind.
As for the rest, I no longer believe it, until I see it.
More times than not, I never, ever see it.
I’m a busy person too, but I have never been too busy to be kind, giving or considerate.
If this is a product of our times, then I’m not buying it.
If following up with someone has become something you can not find the time to do, then learn how to say NO. In the long run, you will win more respect and keep your friends happy.