Today, we are expected to get somewhere between 8-12 inches of snow here in New York. Every time I looked out the window today, it was snow, snow, and snow… and plenty of wind. I made it to work but left a bit early to deal with the slow walk to and from the train, not to mention the train delays and chaotic traffic all over Manhattan streets. All I could hear walking through the snow were cars honking at each other, and all I could see were people jaywalking between vehicles in the middle of intersections and slipping and sliding everywhere.
I also had two different people bail on me for dinner plans this week, one for snow reasons, and the other for who-knows-what. Another thing about living in New York – you have to deal with the fact that people in general can be flaky, especially when the weather gets really bad. Sometimes, it’s justified (as in, bailing when you know there may be up to 12 inches of snow the night you planned to eat dinner out), and other times, when your friend is cancelling on dinner two days in advance without giving any reason at all, you know it’s because you got passed up for what they perceived to be a better time.
I guess this is a good way to tell whether your friend really wants to see you or not. It’s also a good time to re-evaluate why you are friends with this person at all.