- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2018
I have this friend, we’ll call her Jade. Jade is the one who I wrote the following posts about:
Well yesterday she, my FI, another mutual friend (he is also her roommate) and I were going up to the beach to celebrate my birthday as I didn’t see them on my birthday, except my FI. And I wanted to revisit the place where FI proposed. Our other mutual friend, we’ll call him John, was driving us up. She decided she’d drive herself up later. The weather was miserable but we went anyway.
So John, FI and I drove up at about 10, got there 11.30. She texted at 11.15 saying she was heading up, the rest of us were really hungry, so we went to a restaurant to have lunch. I texted her saying she might want to get some food on the way as we were eating lunch.
Well after lunch we expected her to be there, because she had left about two hours previously, so I texted her asking where she was. No answer. Waited longer, texted her again, no answer. Called her, no answer. FI and John texted and called her, no answer.
Another hour went by, we were really worried as she had left home three and a half hours previously. I texted her again saying we were going to drive around and look for her, as we were really worried. I was almost at the point of breakdown at this point. Got a text back saying ‘don’t bother’.
I texted back several times asking what happened, where was she. No reply. I called her several times, as did FI and John, no answer. I started really freaking out then, worrying that maybe the text wasn’t from her, that someone just sent that to throw us off, that she would have told us if she decided not to come.
I was breaking down, all the drive home I kept calling and texting, as did FI. After we got home I called her using my phone, home phone, texting her, etc. Nothing. John (her roommate) said she hadn’t come home, hadn’t texted or called, nothing.
I was having a full breakdown at this point, thinking about calling the police, calling her parents, I decided if she hadn’t contacted me by today I would call her work to see if she was there.
Then at 9pm, about 7 hours after I got the ‘dont bother’ text, I used my sister’s phone to call her, a number that her phone wouldn’t recognise. She picked up. I was shocked, relieved that she was ok. I asked her ‘ You’re ok!!! What happened? We were really worried! Why didn’t you pick up the phone or text? What happened??’ She said ‘You guys didn’t wait for me to have lunch’ I repeated that we were really worried about her, she hung up.
I broke down completely, I could barely breathe, FI was holding me, I was crying so much I was shaking. I was so relieved she was ok, I wasn’t mad at all, just upset that she didn’t answer the phone or anything. To the point where we were scared she was abducted or dead or something. And then to find out she just didn’t want to answer because we had lunch without her.
What to do bees?