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Unreliable friends

I like to think that I'm a good friend to people. I don't have many friends, but I do really try to keep in touch with the ones I have and value. So nothing drives me crazier than people who will swear up and down that they're your friend and then flake on all the plans you ever make with them. Every single time.

Such is the case with the girl who was my best friend in high school. We were inseparable, but after high school we went to different universities (within the same city, mind you), and ever since then, I just can't rank above anything on her list of priorities. Look, I hate playing the China card, but I just freaking got back from a year abroad. I made plans for coffee with her a week ago for this afternoon and she just flaked on them, as I should have expected, to have dinner at her aunt's house. Who lives two streets down from her.


I really would rather not reschedule, because I know she's either going to flake on those plans, or be half an hour late to an hour-long coffee date. The only thing is that all my good friends moved away after university, with the exception of my best friend (different girl, a much more reliable and decent person), and I don't want to keep annoying her to hang out all the time, because I know how busy she is.

So, what do you say, GT? Swallow my pride and reschedule, or abandon hope for this friendship and resign myself to a life of loneliness and despair?

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