I Gave My Friend a Chance... But She Let Me Down TWICE! 😠

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Buckle up, folks! 🚗💨 We've got a wild ride of a story here, featuring yours truly and my dear, chronically late friend. 🤪 You know the type - always running behind, but quick with the excuses and apologies. 😅 Well, this time, her tardiness nearly cost me a big project... and maybe even our friendship! 😱 But don't worry, I had a trick up my sleeve. 😏 Let's dive in and see if you think I handled this situation like a champ or if I was a total a-hole! 🤔

🤝 A Friend in Need... of a Deadline! 😅

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4️⃣ Weeks In, No Mention of Work! 😬

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Her Response: "Relaaaaax! I Got It!" 😎

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⏰ Deadline Comes... and Goes! 😱

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🚨 No Calls, Texts, or Social Media! 🚨

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🙅‍♀️ I Had to Move On! 🙅‍♂️

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Plan B Was in Motion 4️⃣ Weeks In! 🏃‍♀️💨

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I Believe in Her, But... 🤷‍♀️

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Supporting Without Risking! 🙌

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🛫 The Airport Incident! ✈️

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☕ Sipping Latte at the Gate! 😌

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"I Don't Miss Flights!" ✈️😏

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🌱 Giving Opportunities to Grow! 🌿

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🤷‍♀️ Oh Well... AITA? 🤔

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😳 UPDATE: "I F*ed Up Big!" 😅

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🤪 Love This Crazy Woman, But... 🙅‍♀️

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Flaky Friend Fiasco: AITA for Having a Backup Plan?

A chronically late friend finally pushed a friend to their limit! After she dropped the ball on a big project and left them hanging, the protagonist had to take matters into their own hands. But apparently, having a contingency plan means they don't "trust" her. The internet had some thoughts on this one, and they didn't hold back! 😂 Some called the protagonist a boss for looking out for themself, while others thought they were being a bit harsh.

Setting boundaries is NTA, but stop expecting change from AH.

facinationstreet | facinationstreet

Stop testing your friend, she's unreliable. NTA but TAH risk.

MD7001 | MD7001

Having a backup is smart but don't test reliability like that 😕

CommieDearestJD | CommieDearestJD

Friend's lack of consideration for OP's business. NTA.

Few_Story3588 | Few_Story3588

Cut your losses and move on. NTA 👍

The__Riker__Maneuver | The__Riker__Maneuver

Strong friendship, wake-up call for friend's complacency, ignore negativity 👍

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Curious about friend's excuse for ghosting and missing deadline 🤔

StAlvis | StAlvis

Is it wrong to provide opportunities for friends? 🤔

Cats_and_Zombies | Cats_and_Zombies

Setting boundaries in business is important, even with friends. 💰

Mysterious_Task_5949 | Mysterious_Task_5949

Being a friend means being there for them. 🙌

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Supporting friends' businesses is important, but having a backup plan too. 👍

randomuserno824 | randomuserno824

ESH: Friend's blase attitude and OP's condescension caused issues.

BUTTeredWhiteBread | BUTTeredWhiteBread

Cutting toxic people out of your life is a favor 👍

HowardProject | HowardProject

Giving friends business can be tricky 🤔

AnonymousVex7676 | AnonymousVex7676

Having a backup plan is natural and logical 👍

cosmic_jenny | cosmic_jenny

A heartwarming comment about a rewarding friendship ❤

SlinkyMalinky20 | SlinkyMalinky20

Long-time friend disappoints with lack of personal growth 😔

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Contingency plans are key, NTA made the right call 👍

MiaW07 | MiaW07

Taking care of business 👍. Two strikes and they're out! 🏀

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Having a backup plan is key, even with friends 👍

xj2608 | xj2608

Offered support, not trust. Former given freely, latter earned. 🤝

redcore4 | redcore4

Being understanding and forgiving can go a long way 🙏

zaerine87 | zaerine87

Friend failed twice, got mad when confronted. NTA 😎

Nameless_Nomad | Nameless_Nomad

Giving second chances is tough, but communication is key. 🙌

davybobmacca | davybobmacca

Setting reasonable expectations and executing a contingency plan. NTA 👍

extraEGO | extraEGO

Be friends, but don't trust her again. NTA 😊

TerribleTwinTeddy | TerribleTwinTeddy

A commenter asks for clarification on the airport situation.

Saberise | Saberise

Cutting toxic friends out of your life 👍

alphawolf29 | alphawolf29

Friendship boundaries - NTA but don't be condescending 😊

Tancur | Tancur

Giving a friend a chance doesn't mean tolerating unprofessionalism 👍

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Always have a backup plan, and you'll never let down.

Marc21256 | Marc21256

When you're over the drama but can't look away 🤷‍♀️

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Friendship dynamic criticized for condescension and lack of communication 🤔

bizianka | bizianka

Having a plan is smart, NTA for using it 💪

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Reliability issues in friendship and business. NTA.

Randa08 | Randa08

Friend's mistake is a lesson for her business 👍

Resident_Calendar_54 | Resident_Calendar_54

Friendship tested twice, but OP is still understanding. 🙌

SnooGiraffes3591 | SnooGiraffes3591

Keeping business & personal separate after professional letdown. 🙅

Yserem | Yserem

Always have a backup plan! 👍

wildmonster91 | wildmonster91

Being a reliable professional is key to business success. 👍

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Trust but verify: why having a backup plan is crucial 🙌

LoopyMercutio | LoopyMercutio

Giving too many chances may hinder her personal growth. 😕

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Friendship and business don't always mix, NTA for moving on 👍

PolesRunningCoach | PolesRunningCoach

Why keep playing Charlie Brown and Lucy with this flaky friend? 🤔

Senator_Bink | Senator_Bink

NTA for having a backup plan, but you are TA for continuing to ask for help if she can't be trusted. 🤔

londontank | londontank

Friend is flakey, NTA for ending friendship. 😊

Netflxnschill | Netflxnschill

Friend always offers to help but overextends herself, NTA for declining.

cakeisreallygood | cakeisreallygood

Friend drops the ball twice, gets upset when given a backup. NTA 👏

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Complimenting someone's work ethic with nostalgia. 😍

Lord_Debuchan | Lord_Debuchan

Don't count on her again and avoid emojis 😌

Bi_Accident | Bi_Accident

It's tough when a friend lets you down, but you made the right call. 👍

NervousOperation318 | NervousOperation318

Planning for contingencies is a good trait. NTA.

Purplestarhemp | Purplestarhemp

Toxic friend turned out to be a sociopath. Cut ties.

petrolhead74 | petrolhead74

Being a supportive friend without risking your business 👍

burker123 | burker123

Being flakey is tough. But being a good friend matters 👍

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Emoji overuse rubs commenter the wrong way 😒 ESH.

ZacharyS94 | ZacharyS94

Good intentions, bad strategy. Friendships aren't parental relationships 🙄

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. Inform of contract cancellation professionally.

lonnielee3 | lonnielee3

Having contingency plans is normal, but friend let OP down.

Marukusius | Marukusius

Being patient and kind pays off. 🤗

canvasshoes2 | canvasshoes2

NTA. Friend messes up twice, gets offended when prevented. Untrustworthy friend.

Tough_Stretch | Tough_Stretch

When you meet someone who's just too good to be true 🤪

Fudgenuggle | Fudgenuggle

Friend's behavior seems like ADHD, women with ADHD often undiagnosed. 🤔

emmall11 | emmall11

Giving a friend a chance doesn't mean being let down twice 😞

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