This week is turning into an expensive week due to flakiness of others.
On Monday, I had a meeting with folks who are generally difficult to get a hold of. I had promised them sugar as an incentive to attend the meeting. Just as I was checking out at the gourmet bakery nearby, I received the meeting reschedule notice moving it to Tuesday. At this point I had already paid and gotten the items wrapped up, there was no way I could return the items. I ended up sharing them with my team.
Today, I was supposed to go to lunch with my mentor at work. It has been on our calendars for the past week. I almost brought my lunch today but didn’t when I remembered that I was meeting up with him. He ended up getting caught in a meeting and canceled. I had to go out and buy my lunch today.
I still have business days left for this budget period (I put money into the various categories 2x a month) and I have already blown my work budget for things that didn’t even take place. I get that I would have blown my budget anyway if the events occurred but there would have been advancements in the project and career. I am now out of cash and, since the lunch has been rescheduled, I will go even further in the negative on this category.
It isn’t the end of the world and I can move my cash around to make it work until the 15th. It is just irritating.