You invited a friend to your birthday party, but they never showed up… A couple of days after the party, you get a reply. It goes like this: “I hope you had a great birthday! Sorry I couldn’t make your party. I’ve just been soooo busy.”
Has something like this happened to you before? It probably has! And, the most important thing is that the claim that they were too busy is a lie. Sometimes people are really busy, it can be a one-off thing. But you at least deserve to be told that they will not make it. So, here is the truth!
Too busy is a myth
The“I was too busy” excuse is a myth. No one is so busy that they cannot reply to a text message. It takes 20 seconds or so… You, your birthday, and your time just wasn’t worth anything. They weren’t too busy, and they aren’t your friend!
True friends are those who have you the time to send a simple response, even if it was to say that they couldn’t make it. They are fully aware of the fact that being “too busy” isn’t an excuse. That friend who was just way too busy, what were they doing?
You need to understand that no one is so busy that they can`t have a hobby, follow through on plans, appear at a party, and simply live their life. No job is so demanding, and no situation is so critical that they don’t have a life! Th truth is that they were making time for other people that were more important. They were simply making time for other things.
And, this is completely fine though.
They get to decide what’s more important for them, and if you’re not it, you have to come to terms with that.
One text, two text, no response…
One text, two texts, no response, move on! Chasing people who take days to respond to your text messages or don’t reply at all has no point …
If you have sent a couple of texts already and you aren’t getting any reply, move on.
All is not lost! Although that one friend who missed your party might not really be a friend, those who gave you the time of day are.