They may be annoyed initially, but at least they won't resent you for what they view as you lying to them.
Edit based on a contribution from the comments section:
'Thanks for waiting' is also an effective expression to use when you're late meeting someone. Although, only use this one if the person waiting for you already knows you'll be late.
Hey everyone, As the title says I am a maid of honor for an upcoming wedding in June. As of today I do not feel comfortable going and have tried to express that to the bride. Tried asking her if she’s postponing the wedding, she let me know that she’s not stopping her life because of a pandemic. I will not feel comfortable taking part of this wedding and I can’t believe it’s still going on. Obviously I want to be there for the bride but I also have to put my health and well being first. I feel really guilty having cold feet but thinking about this wedding is making me sick. Any advice or input is appreciated. Thanks!
I've always been a keen gamer, managing to spend anywhere between a cheeky hour here to entire days lost in games.
However, 4 months ago I became a dad for the first time (shout out to my gaming mums and dads) and all gaming had basically disappeared from my life.
I was lucky enough to snag a PS5 on release day in the UK and it has enabled me to game again! THE SSD IS AMAZING PEOPLE! Only have 10 minutes to game (and I literally mean 10 minutes)? Great! You get to play for 9 minutes!
I'm serious. I was playing Demon Souls from a cold system start in 43 seconds. I realise this doesn't sound like the most revolutionary part to your average gamer, but it's a game changer for those of us short on time.
EDIT: sorry for leaving out my sisters in arms in the post title. Just as applicable to the gaming mums out there!
EDIT2: wow thanks everyone for all the updoots and awards, but most of all the absolute wholesomeness of this thread! It's great to see parents and non-parents alike celebrating a little slice of gaming
I see plenty of discussion about the effects of optimization in role play, and it seems like people view character strength and player roleplay skill like a seesaw.
And I’m not talking about coffee sorlocks or hexadins that can break games, but I see people getting called out for wanting to start with a plus 3 or dumping strength/int
While I considered it highly likely that Dream cheated after seeing the astronomically low odds of getting his luck, I hesitated to fully accept that he cheated without any non-statistical evidence. However, I have recently been bingeing a bunch of Minecraft Championships (MCC). I usually watch on PeteZahHutt’s channel, but given some of Dream’s chat messages during MCC7, I decided to take a look at his team’s perspective, and I was shocked at how toxic of an attitude he had. This, coupled with the overwhelming statistical evidence, has left zero doubt in my mind that Dream cheated. Not just because his attitude was toxic, though, but because his toxic behavior was directly in line with the mentality of many cheaters - that they are entitled to a win, and that external forces unfairly took away the win for them.
Here are a few examples of what I am talking about.
(The video from a fan account because it’s the only one I could find. Pretty crazy though, that the account has like 350K subs and a verified checkmark)
At 57:04, he berates Sylvee for placing the wool too early. Constructive criticism and strategy are key in team games, but Dream uses a rude, condescending tone that I haven’t really heard out of any other players in the tournament (although I can’t say I’ve seen every perspective or every episode). You can even see in George’s face that he’s a bit taken aback by Dream’s tone. Then, George makes a joke to lighten the mood and basically try to downplay the importance of Sylvee’s mistake, but Dream continues to go on about the issue with a serious tone. I get that Dream is just more competitive than George, and this exchange on its own isn’t that big of a deal - its the pattern of behavior throughout the video.
At 1:46:58, he begins threatening to leave the server if the NoxCrew doesn’t switch from Rocket Spleef (the game Techno wanted) to Hole in the Wall (the game Dream wanted). The games were voted on in a poll, and Hole in the Wall won by a tiny amount. He continues to complain, saying Techno’s team “acted like idiots”. After NoxCrew says they can’t find a way to switch to Hole in the Wall, Dream puts in the chat “You reset”, and later “I’m about to just leave.” Dream had a right to be frustrated with what happened, but there was no reason for him to be so outwardly rude to the people who worked so hard to create such an awesome event. That’s something you sho... keep reading on reddit ➡
r/Conservative seems to, in general, condemn the actions of their peers that stormed the capital. Do you think any of them are sincere? If so, what would you estimate the percentage of conservatives that truly condemn the actions of those at the capital to be?