I have a friend that I had made plans with for this afternoon and evening - months ago, to go to a concert about two hours away from where we live ( hence leaving that early). The last time we discussed it we were going to leave at 3 and have an early dinner in the town where the concert was going to be.
The band we were supposed to go to see, is only in the are once every two to three years or so and I had already paid for the tickets. ( I bought them the day they went on sale.)
This morning I called up to confirm when she would be ready to leave as she lives about 30 minutes from me and I did not want to get there too early and have to just hang out while she did whatever. She did not answer the phone til about noon,so about 2.5 hours before we were scheduled to leave and then told me that she was not going, that she had made other plans with her neighbor - and she would not be able to see me at all today.
I am not happy but I told her I would try to get someone else to come with me. To which she replied that she felt that was wrong and that if she could not go, I should not go either. Or at least go alone.
Yeah, neither scenario is happening.
My question here is if I can't get someone to go - is it rude to expect reimbursement for her ticket? She will not pay, but her husband would, I am certain.