There was an appointment with Daniel in my diary at 4.00 pm today. In German this is 16.00 Uhr but we always agree to write out our appointments in English. I waited, and waited, and waited. He only has a ‘smart phone’ which I called five times between 4 and 5.00 pm. No answer.
I wanted to ask the standard question, ‘Where are you’, but couldn’t. I couldn’t understand why he didn’t have his phone on and/or with an answer phone service. I even have all these services on my ‘non-smart phones’!
At 5.00 pm he rang my doorbell. I asked him about his phone and he said it was at home! Do you buy a smart phone to leave it at home? I told him he was late and so there would be no lesson today. He wasn’t happy about that. I asked him where the note was on which I had written the appointment for today. The answer was, ‘I don’t know!’
Being a nice person :-)) I offered him some tea and McVitie Digestives. We started with the originals and then I offered him a biscuit with milk chocolate. He liked the chocolate digestive better so I gave him the rest of the packet to take home.
He then asked me why I had not up-dated my blog for a week. My answer was, ‘ I had nothing of interest or important to say’. He just stared at me in surprise.
We then agreed to meet next week and I wrote the appointment in my diary. He wrote it on a piece of paper and then he left. As I closed the door I looked at my diary. Guess what? His note was still on my diary.
He had forgotten to pick it up. Here it is. I wonder if it has anything to do with being nineteen or even twenty for Marcel has a gold medal for being the worst time organiser in Berlin! Marcel – be careful for you have a new competitor for your title!