What do you say to someone who says, 'I feel really bad about letting you down'?
I say, 'It's okay; don't worry about it.'
What I want to say is, 'So you flipping should.'
I'm not perfect (no, honestly, I'm not - I know I may give that impression sometimes ...) but I do try not to let people down if I can avoid it. When I have done it's been for very good reasons. Not because 'I think God is trying to tell me something.'
He might well be but I'm pretty certain it's not that you should let me down.
The person who's caused this rant is actually usually very dependable. I think that's why I'm so annoyed. There are so few people I can rely on to have to cross another off the list is depressing.
A very wise woman once told me: don't depend on anybody and then you won't be let down. At the time I thought it was a very disappointed view of humanity; now I know what she means.
P.S. I realised this must sound very selfish but it's not me that's being let down but something I organise so a whole group of people.