- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Okay.. so at our local Outback this guy plays guitar on Friday nights.. we are regulars and both my FI & I LOVE his music and style. He is really really talented.
So I talked to him a few times and about 6 months ago we asked if he would play our wedding and he agreed, etc.
So every time I would see him I said hey lets get together, etc. We finally made plans to meet on 6/30 (before his gig at Outback) to sign a contract and give him a deposit.
Well that day rolls around and its storming.. since he plays on the patio, I called him 45 minutes before our scheduled meeting to ask if he was still going to play that night or if we should reschedule since that way he wouldnt have to drive out here just for me. During that call he tells me that he “honestly forgot we were supposed to meet”.
Okay RED FLAG but I love him so we’ll try again.. I tell him (same phone call) that I really need to meet and that I need to be reassured that he isnt going to “forget” the wedding, etc. He said all is fine and then we made arrangements for him to call me between 10-12 on 7/5 to advise of the exact time we would meet that day (sometime between 12-4).
So I take off work that day and wait… and wait… and wait… and wait… no phone call – nothing.
At that point, I ended up just booking a DJ 2 days later.
Well 7 days after we were supposed to meet (last Tuesday), he sends me a message via facebook that he wants to meet up… I was out of town and then thursday he texts me that he wasnt blowing me off. I tell him I will contact him when I get back (mind you I already booked a DJ since he has now missed 2 appointments and then was MIA for 1 week before I heard anything.
My email to him:
I am going back up to Gainesville this week but I wanted to email you and let you know that I have opted to go with a DJ for the wedding. After forgetting about our appointment the other Thursday (6/30) and then not calling me as promised on Tuesday (7/5) so we could meet up at the McDonald’s (we were supposed to meet between 12-4 that day), I just assumed you were blowing me off. That being said, feel free to open up your calendar for that day as I signed a contract and gave a deposit to someone else that Thursday (7/7) since I never heard from you.
I am sorry that we are not able to do business together as I love your music and think you are extremely talented. It’s just after 2 scheduled yet missed appointments, I felt that I needed to go with someone who I can feel confident in come the wedding. Not sure if you have ever planned a wedding but it’s a high-stressed time and I need reassurance that the day of, nothing is going to happen.
Take care, Krystal
Then he replies back with this response:
I’m sorry but did you not get my phone texts last week about not blowing you off? Also I sent many facebook messages trying to meet but whatever. I take my job very seriously, its my livelihood. If I couldn’t meet those days it was because I was incapacitated by illness or injury. Hopefully the dj gave you a better deal than you had with me and has a back-up dj he can send if he gets the flu. Sorry my personal injuries got in the way of our business. Congratulations on your marriage
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Now.. wouldnt you think if this was really his “livelihood” that we would have at least called to cancel our 2nd appointment (which was to give him money – not just to meet up)? Am I wrong to think his email is unprofessional? Is it even worth me responding?
Sorry this is so long! What do you think?