The growing trend…in people not giving a damn.
Maybe it’s me. Maybe I just attract a certain type of person. But lately I find that 90% of the people I deal with have zero reliability. Think I’m exaggerating? Here’s a partial list of my recent interactions.
— I emailed a broker about selling our house. Never heard back.
— Another broker said she’d leave papers to sign in our mailbox. Never saw a thing.
— Contacted a reputable contractor about painting our house. Email apparently went into vapor.
— Arranged to meet someone for tennis. After waiting 15 minutes I finally called. He picked up on first ring. Said he had no cell reception earlier and would be another 20 minutes late.
— Arranged to meet another person for tennis. A no show. No phone call, text, email. Nothing.
— Scheduled a conference call with a hedge fund manager for early September. Said he’d confirm the time/date. Last I heard from him.
Yeah, I know: it’s ridiculous. My next test is this Friday. I have someone coming over at noon to look at one of the bikes I’m selling. Even money he never shows.