In the past I've mentioned a few grouping situations where things have either amused or annoyed me, often in the same post. I don't think there will be much to amuse in this particular post, however.
On Saturday night, I accepted an offer to run Naxx 10 on my hunter. We cleared two quarters, then one of the tanks said she was a bit too tired to perform correctly any farther and asked for a readycheck to see how many would be available to run the next night (Sunday) at 6:30 server. The readycheck came back with sufficient numbers to confirm a run for Sunday.
I was on Tzia at 4:30 server, and confirmed the run with one of the tanks, who later logged off. 5:30 server came around, neither tank was on, and at 6:00, 6:30 all the way up to 7:30. No run showed up, neither tank was on. The run never materialized. I obviously became annoyed... I'm one that will show up ready to run a half hour minimum before a raid. If I'm 10 minutes early? I'm late.
This isn't the first time that this particular tank has dropped out and left myself and a guildie putting a run together... hell we did an OS 25 a week or two back, where the tank disappeared from organizing leaving guildmate and I in charge... the tank never came back, so we kicked her and ran the entire show with out her. And we cleared OS 25 just fine.
I said a few things in Bloodriver's Vent about the entire experience, and have come to the conclusion that I will not be running with anything that particular tank puts together. If she can't be expected to commit, why the hell should I waste a raid ID marker that locks me down for a week in a wasted run?
If I say I'm going to be somewhere... I'm there. I expect that from anyone I work with, in game or out. If unforeseen circumstances pop up that prevent it? Well, stuff happens, and that's excusable. But, when you flake twice? That's a pattern. And if I don't recognize a pattern when it presents, then I'm the dumb one.
I guess anyone reading can take away from this entire rant a simple fact: if you say you are going to be there to me, BE THERE. I expect nothing more, nothing less.