LOVE TO BUT I JUST CAN'T, HONEST.
Was asked to attend a drinks thing tonight by a lovely man - said yes initially but then...
... I genuinely remembered I was otherwise engaged, not tonight but early tomorrow morning. A radio exam for the flying thing. Nine o'clock sharp bright eyed and bushy tailed or else. So then I feel bad, honestly and I even consider still going to the drinks thing even though it's sixty miles from where I live and nearly a hundred miles from where I need to be tomorrow morning.
In the end I got a message to the guy to let him know of my last minute lack of availability but it's caused me a load of headspace grief. Aghhhhhh. Not his fault at all but not my fault either. When it's nobody's fault, whose fault is it ?
I once heard of a couple who felt so awkward about not being able to go to something that they turned up the night after and claimed to have got the date wrong. They even dressed up took presents everything. The guy whose party it was, was so touched, he invited them in to have a drink and some food anyhow, apparently games were also played. Human beings are officially tonto. Aren't we ?