Friend Fails to Deliver, But Can't Handle the Backup Plan 😲

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Diply | Diply

We all have that one friend who means well but can't seem to get their act together. Sometimes, it's best to have a backup plan in place, just in case. But what happens when that friend finds out about the contingency plan? Can the friendship survive the blow? Let's dive into this story and find out. 😏

Friend's Business to the Rescue?

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Silence Raises Concerns

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Trust Me, She Says

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Deadline Passes, Friend Goes Dark

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A Request for More Time

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Backup Plan Revealed

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Trust Issues Surface

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Belief vs. Trust

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Friendship on the Rocks

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Past Incident Resurfaces

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Backup Plan History

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Why Ask Her at All?

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Opportunity for Growth

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Friendship in Question

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Update: Apology Received

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Friendship Tested by Trust and Backup Plans 🤷

Our storyteller needed their friend's business services, but after weeks of silence and a missed deadline, they had to resort to a backup plan. When the friend found out, trust issues surfaced and past incidents were brought up. The storyteller believes in their friend's capabilities, but can't risk relying on them without a contingency plan. Now, the friendship hangs in the balance. Let's see what the internet thinks of this situation...

Having a backup plan is smart, but don't enable unreliable friends 🙄

facinationstreet | facinationstreet

Don't test her, but NTA for having a backup plan 😊

MD7001 | MD7001

Backup plan: Not the a-hole, pop quiz: You're the a**hole 😬

CommieDearestJD | CommieDearestJD

Having a backup plan is crucial for any business 👍

Few_Story3588 | Few_Story3588

Don't invest in people who don't invest in themselves. NTA 👍

The__Riker__Maneuver | The__Riker__Maneuver

Solid friendship prevails, Redditors gone wild 🤯

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Curiosity about friend's excuse for ghosting sparks suspicion 🤔

StAlvis | StAlvis

Is offering a backup plan patronizing? 🤔

Cats_and_Zombies | Cats_and_Zombies

Setting boundaries in business without ruining friendships 👍

Mysterious_Task_5949 | Mysterious_Task_5949

Being a friend means being there for each other 👭

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Supporting friends is great, but having a backup plan is important 🙌

randomuserno824 | randomuserno824

Mixed feelings in this section, ESH for different reasons 🤷‍♀️

BUTTeredWhiteBread | BUTTeredWhiteBread

Cutting off unreliable friends is a favor to yourself 🙌

HowardProject | HowardProject

Friend fails to deliver, but commenter suggests backup plan first.

AnonymousVex7676 | AnonymousVex7676

Having a backup plan is natural and logical ✌️

cosmic_jenny | cosmic_jenny

Heartwarming comment about a rewarding friendship 😍

SlinkyMalinky20 | SlinkyMalinky20

Long-time friend upset over backup plan, values personal growth 🙏

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NTA knows how to run their business and has a backup plan 👍

MiaW07 | MiaW07

Taking charge when your friend fails to deliver 💪

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Having a backup plan is smart, but it's tough when friends fail 🤷‍♀️

xj2608 | xj2608

Offered support, not trust. Her response seems like a deflection 😒

redcore4 | redcore4

Being understanding and forgiving is key to maintaining friendships 🙌

zaerine87 | zaerine87

Friend fails, blames, and brings up past mistake. NTA wins 👏

Nameless_Nomad | Nameless_Nomad

NTA for now, but don't set her up to fail again. 😬

davybobmacca | davybobmacca

Supportive comment on handling a failed project with a friend 👍

extraEGO | extraEGO

Enjoy the friendship, but don't trust her with anything important. NTA 😊

TerribleTwinTeddy | TerribleTwinTeddy

Confusion over airport ride and backup plan 🤔

Saberise | Saberise

Friendship over? Commenter blocks friend for lack of respect. NTA.

alphawolf29 | alphawolf29

Friend fails to deliver and OP is criticized for helping.

Tancur | Tancur

Giving someone else the job was fair and professional. 👍

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Always have a backup plan, NTA 💪

Marc21256 | Marc21256

When you stumble upon a post that's too exhausting to handle 😫

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Friend fails, but OP's approach seems condescending and strange 🤔

bizianka | bizianka

Having a backup plan is smart 💪. Communication is key 📩.

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Being unreliable in business and friendship is problematic. NTA.

Randa08 | Randa08

Friend's business failure leads to a valuable lesson. NTA 👍

Resident_Calendar_54 | Resident_Calendar_54

Giving chances to a flaky friend, NTA attitude 😊

SnooGiraffes3591 | SnooGiraffes3591

Keep business and personal separate, she can't be professional 🙅

Yserem | Yserem

Always have a backup plan, even if you ask for help 🤝

wildmonster91 | wildmonster91

Being unreliable is a recipe for failure 👍

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Trust but verify: Having a backup plan is always wise 🙌

LoopyMercutio | LoopyMercutio

Giving too many chances can hinder learning. NTA but reconsider. 🤔

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Friendship and business don't always mix, NTA for choosing plan B 👍

PolesRunningCoach | PolesRunningCoach

Don't be Charlie Brown, don't fall for the flake 😜

Senator_Bink | Senator_Bink

NTA for having a backup plan but T A for continuing to ask for help if she can't be trusted 😕

londontank | londontank

Be cautious with flakey friends, reconsider the friendship 🤔

Netflxnschill | Netflxnschill

Friend always offers help but overextends, NTA for declining.

cakeisreallygood | cakeisreallygood

Friend drops the ball, but gets upset when backup plan works 😑 NTA

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Complimenting a stranger online, wholesome internet moment 😊

Lord_Debuchan | Lord_Debuchan

Don't count on them again, and watch the emojis! 🙈

Bi_Accident | Bi_Accident

Being unreliable doesn't make someone a bad friend 🙏

NervousOperation318 | NervousOperation318

Planning and contingencies are important. NTA for having backup plans 👍

Purplestarhemp | Purplestarhemp

Dealing with a sociopathic friend who always blames others 🤷🏼‍♀️

petrolhead74 | petrolhead74

Balancing support and boundaries: the mark of a good friend 👍

burker123 | burker123

Being understanding and supportive can help flakey friends improve 👍

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Emoji misinterpreted as smugness, ESH for poor communication and rudeness.

ZacharyS94 | ZacharyS94

Well-intentioned backup plan backfires, deemed too parental 😕

MrTitius | MrTitius

Defending OP's decision to confront friend, criticizing Reddit's judgmental behavior 😑

Lazy-Child-013 | Lazy-Child-013

Hold friends to professional standards in business, NTA 👍

lonnielee3 | lonnielee3

Having backup plans is normal, friend failed to deliver 🤷‍♀️

Marukusius | Marukusius

Being understanding doesn't mean being a doormat 😏

canvasshoes2 | canvasshoes2

Friend messes up, gets offended when backup plan is made 😂

Tough_Stretch | Tough_Stretch

This comment got a wholesome reaction! 😊

Fudgenuggle | Fudgenuggle

Supportive comment highlights possible ADHD in friend, raises awareness 👍

emmall11 | emmall11

NTA: Don't let her guilt trip you for having a backup plan 🙌

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