I have this one friend with a kid the same age as mine, and we meet about every couple weeks. We also have a wider group of AP mamas and are in the process of forming a regular playgroup. We had one of these playgroup meetings here at my place yesterday. This friend and I usually communicate through text messages. I texted her the week before to let her know some of us were meeting here and would she like to come. I knew before this that she had a visitor that week (the week I sent the message), and that she was going on vacation soon, so I kind of assumed she wouldn't be able to come but wanted to invite her just in case, and to include her.
I never heard anything back from her. This has happened before ~where I contact her about possible plans and never hear back from her, rather than a text back saying no.
Am I just being overly sensitive, or is that kind of rude? I mean, whenever I get any sort of invitation anywhere, whether it's by email, phone call or text message, I always reply, even if I can't make it. I realize my friend may have been in another country (on vacation) and text messages cost more when you're out of the country, but we're talking 50 cents rather than 15 cents. I suppose she might have turned her phone off altogether, but seeing as this happened before I think she just ignores invites when she can't come. Would you do that? Would that bother you if someone else did?