Sunday, June 7, 2009

Stressin' @ Dunkin' Donuts

J~ & I were going to the PCD concert. My friend at school, No-su booked the tickets online for me, but I still had to collect them at the concert. The venue was at the Olympic Park in Seoul..maybe an hour an a half away from me. It was Saturday and of course, there'd be traffic.

The subway station I use is in Bucheon which is 15-20 minutes away from my apartment. I told J~ we should meet at 5pm @ Dunkin' Donuts at Bucheon Station. She was going to a wedding and said we'd better meet at 5:30pm. Ok - I agreed. I'd still get to Bucheon earlier to avoid the traffic.

I arrived at Dunkin' Donuts and let J~ know I was there. I got a text saying she'd only arrive at 6pm. Sat down with an iced Cafe Mocha thinking, "Why can't people just stick to a meeting time?" Tried keeping my cool and passed time by chatting to my mum on the phone and playing on my iPod while people watching.

At 6pm I called J~. She said she'd only arrive at 6:10pm.

And then... I called back saying, "I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to go ahead without you...I'll call you tomorrow."

I immediately called another friend, Yang.

Me: What are you doing?
Yang: I'm just at home.
Me: PLEASE come with me to the concert.
Yang: But I don't have a ticket.
Me: I have one...
Yang: Really? OK OK ... I'll go.
Me: GOOD! Where are we going to meet? I'm getting on the subway now.
Yang: Let's meet at Naksongdae.
Me: Ok, I'll call you in a few minutes.

I met Yang and we were on our way to the concert. Sorry for J~ but she missed out. I was really annoyed. I know my friends think I'm paranoid but... for things like concerts and traveling, I'm ALWAYS early. I absolutely hate it when people ask me, "Why are you going so early?"

Yang and I arrived at Olympic Park around 7:45pm. We only got to our seats just after 8pm and missed the opening acts by Korean groups.

But everything is fine with J~ ... she understood that I had to go ahead without her.

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