I was supposed to meet a group of people for lunch today. After showing up and waiting for 10 minutes (and feeling extremely awkward of sitting alone at a table for 8!), I gave up and bought a sandwich and returned to the office. They had cancelled the lunch, but having rushed there straight from a meeting, I missed the notice. And apparently the restaurant didn’t remember to cancel the reservation.
So – while this was extremely annoying, I figure there is an upside.If I’d gotten food at the restaurant, it’d have cost me at least 12 bucks. The sandwich cost me 6 bucks. So – 6 bucks saved!
Moral of the story – every cloud has a silver lining. And some money saved. So, next time something gets cancelled (on short notice!), try not to think of it as a bad thing. Think of it as an opportunity to save money!
Ever had anything cancelled that, while disappointing, at least save you a few bucks?