Two quilters meet for lunch - Or What we have here is a failure to communicate

Old soldiers just fade away. What do quilters do? I am not sure but perhaps they are just waiting in the wrong place or at the wrong time! I have to tell you about my recent brunch adventure - or what we have here is a failure to communicate.

Okay, not that drastic of a failure to communicate. Let me explain.

My friend Gina and I made plans to meet for brunch. We did it by text. She suggested and provided a link for a restaurant where we had met before.

Gina, who is also a quilter, decided to  select a different restaurant, one closer to me. We vary who chooses and where we meet. We set this date a month in advance and I put it in my calendar. Done!

We communicated the day before saying we would see each other in Plainfield. I left early and arrived early. I was thrilled because I am always late and Gina never is.

I sat in the lobby and played with my phone. I really didn't pay attention to the I received this text.

She was wondering if I was OK. This must be a polite way of saying something else. Perhaps, where the heck are you?

Oh boy, something was awry. I scanned the restaurant. Was she waiting inside?

Pre cell phones, this had happened to me. I was in the waiting area and my friends were at a table. Had I done that again?

Perhaps there were two restaurants by the same name in Plainfield? Or...yikes...she had updated the restaurant hadn't she?

Rats! Double rats!

No doubt not trusting me, she told me to stay put and  came to the wrong restaurant. We had a delicious breakfast and even better chat. She forgave me.

Then she confided that she had not been at the restaurant at 10:30, the designated time. Nope, she had been there at 9:30. One hour early.

Two quilters meet for lunch - one at the wrong restaurant at the right time.

The other in the right place but at the wrong time.

Sew happy!

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Maybe next time we will meet at a Quilt store. Things go better with quilts, as this post shows.

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