Would you miss a flight for a friend who is always late?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma is about friendship. Here is the mail :

Hi Jaime. I have a good friend who I love to travel with, and although we have a good time once we’re on vacation, it’s the commute that’s always stressful. While I’m someone who always arrives at the airport three hours early, she’s one of those people who arrives at the last minute, which stresses me out because I always think we’re going to miss our flight. Well, with all the travel headaches this year, I urged her to get to the airport early and told her that if she missed the flight, I wouldn’t wait for her. Sure enough, she was so late she didn’t make it, so I boarded up and headed off on our vacation without her. When I got off the plane I got tons of texts saying I was a bad friend for not staying to wait for her, but I told her it was her fault and that I don’t ruin my vacation because she can’t be on time. I told her I would be at the beach waiting for her if and when she arrived. She finally did two days later, so she missed a third of our trip. She’s still mad at me. So, was I wrong not to wait and miss the flight because of her? How would you have handled it? Thanks.


Hmm, that’s hard for me. I’m like Danielle. I’m always early because I want to make sure everything goes well for my vacation. I think I probably would have stayed back but I would have been really, really angry about it, so maybe Danielle did the right thing.

What do you think? Let’s help her and let me know on the TRY Facebook page.