Soo.....the boyfriend and I had made plans with two of his friends (a couple who is now engaged, Ryan and Ashley) to ring in 2004. Brandon (my boyfriend) and his friend Ryan had reserved a hotel a year in advance in New York City so they could ring in the New Year of 2004. When Brandon and I started dating, I was encouraged to join them. Not a problem. Until...
For Christmas 2003, I went with Brandon's family to PA to celebrate the holiday and figured that since we were so close to Shippensburg, PA (well, really close compared to West Lafayette, IN) and D.C., we could visit with some friends of mine that I hadn't seen in well over a year after our time in New York was over. Brandon agreed and all was well. Then he told his friend Ryan who then told Ashley and they decided that 1) they didn't realize they were going to have to drive back to IN alone and 2) they really needed to save money for missions work (which is completely understandable, but they KNEW this trip was coming up and should have planned accordingly; although, I think it was just an excuse). They told us this mere weeks before the trip after a year of planning. I'm miffed, but Brandon and I don't say anything because he'd rather keep the peace since "Ryan does this all the time."
Fast forward to this New Years...Ryan asked if Brandon and I could go to South Bend and ring in the New Year with them. Brandon told them that he would talk to me. I told Brandon that I really really did not want to go, but if he did, I would and not be a brat about it. Brandon thought about it overnight and told me that he'd rather not go and do a lot of driving that night. He told Ryan and all was good. Until.. (yeah, another one)
Brandon and Ryan were discussing a way for all of us to hang out before they went back to school (in Stubbenville, OH). Brandon suggested they visit in West Lafayette, because they hadn't seen his apartment all setup and that way if it got too late they could just stay the night. After Ryan mentioned this to Ashley, he called Brandon back and said, "Ashley is still miffed that you bailed on us for New Years and says that the only way we can all hang out is if you guys come up here."
Can anyone tell me how that's any WORSE than them canceling plans that were made a year in advance at the last minute? Being the better person, Brandon didn't bring that up. But I'm sooo upset by the whole thing because it's as if THEY didn't bail on us! Am I crazy to be mad about this whole thing? Honestly, it makes me not want to be around them even more than I had already disliked.