You hear the phrase "word is bond" in a lot of hip hop. But do the followers of hip hop understand what that means? I find that you can't count on anyone's word. Unfortunately it is worse when it comes to men. They like to say they gonna do something and they always fail at it. On top of not coming thru, they won't even acknowledge they have done wrong. Now, the guys reading this may think I am ganging on them. I am not. I am making an observance based on my experiences and my friends & family experiences. Women, today are pretty much flaky too. They love to say they gonna do something and last minute change their mind without any warning.
My main complaint is that people today lack common courtesy. If you say you gonna do something, do it. If you can't, call or email, let the person depending on you know that you can't do it. This way you are not wasting their time and they can find an alternative. I understand that life my get in the way of keeping your word, but find a way. A quick call will suffice.
A friend of mine always says, "Always have a back up for your back up." I believe that is a great thing to do. You really can't count on anyone these days. Only real person you can count on, is yourself. But if you do have to count on someone, make sure the person has respect for you and your time. Make sure you can depend on them. Make sure that they know and live by common courtesy.
If I charged everyone for the time they made me waste because they didn't have the common courtesy to tell me that they couldn't keep their word, I would be rich. The more I think about it, maybe I should charge. Everyone who wastes my time will get a bill from me. My time is not cheap. Lol.
All, keep your word as much as possible. Don't disappoint people.