today is the culmination of a week of ass-hattery. i had scheduled lunch with a friend for monday (yesterday). i get the call (i was expecting) about 11am saying she couldn't make lunch because of a work deadline. i'm understanding and ask when she can reschedule. she says tuesday (today). i approve and we agree on noon. at 11:50 i txt her about lunch being almost here. at noon, i'm at the agreed upon location and waiting. waiting. waiting. no call. no reply to the txt. nothing. at 12:15 i call it quits and head back to my office and crack open my back-up meal. 12:45 arrives with a txt about "sorry, i'm a flake. you eat lunch so early." wtf? don't agree on noon if you can't hack it. yesterday, i had contacted a guy about a bass amp for sale on craigslist. i called him and asked if i could come over that night. he said to call him back later for details. i called him and left a msg. no reply yet. i've been trying to schedule a tuesday night to hang out w/ a friend at a club that goes on every tuesday. for the past month, i've been getting last minute txt msgs saying "can't make it, next week instead?" i had a date w/ a new grrrlie scheduled last thursday. she got sick with the flu (it seemed genuine, but could be just an excuse). over email, i told her to contact me when she was healthy. i have yet to hear back from her and i'm debating the merit of being "the nice guy" and checking in, or just waiting for her to make a move. as if that isn't enough, i had a gig scheduled with my band for last saturday. i emailed a boatload of friends about it. i got radio silence from most, so i didn't expect a huge turnout. i did have a few say "yes" or "maybe" and not show. of course, the venue was in a weird location and the fires in LA made getting around a bit rough on the freeway. i don't hold this against anyone, but the experience adds to the feeling of people being flakes, particularly when viewed alongside the other flake-like events of the past week. i hate people. i'm only hanging out with robots.