On Thursday my mom texted me because she was going to Big Nearby City on Saturday and offered her hotel room to us, since she was attending a fancy fundraiser Saturday night and then had to leave early in the morning for a flight. I texted back and said I was going to Hometown that weekend, to do some stuff for my sister's wedding, but her weekend sounded fun. Looking back on the texts, I never said I wasn't going...but Big Nearby City, My Town, and Hometown are in a triangle-sort of formation, all about 1 1/2-2 hours apart, so to spend time at her hotel room would be quite a bit of driving for me. And she never confirmed that I WAS coming.
Saturday afternoon I'm out with my sister and she calls, wanting to know when I want to leave for BNC. Confused, I tell her that no, I hadn't planned on going, and in fact I didn't feel well and was going home in a bit. So she got all PA. "Oh. Okay. Well, it's just that I got this hotel room thinking you were going to use it, and it was quite a bit of money, and I'm sorry you decided not to go and leave me in a lurch like this." Then she hangs up.
This hotel chain is the one she always stays at--it's not like she went out of her way to get this place specially. And maybe if you want to make plans with me, a day and a half in advance isn't the greatest timing for it? (Really, she got it for me? I doubt she just found out about the fundraiser on Thursday.) I texted her back apologizing for the misunderstanding, but that it was quite a drive, and I didn't have DH and DD with me, as they had gone to DH's family's for the weekend. And I had my dog along, so I couldn't really jet up there now even if I wanted to. Of course she hasn't replied back.