So, last night I got a text from this girl I know. I consider her a good friend, but she isn't exactly someone I would trust. She has good intentions, but like her father she doesn't follow through.
So, the text says if I find a good deal on a new laptop let her know. I responded I don't believe you. She asked why and I pointed out I've received that text about a dozen times before over the years. And every time I pointed out an insanely good deal, like half off, she always stayed silent.
It reminded me of her father. When I decided to go into engineering, I needed an engineering degree. So, I worked full time as a programmer to fund myself getting that engineering degree. When I finished it, that girl told me her dad found out I just got a degree in engineering so he wanted to hire me. Getting the foot in the door was all I needed. Didn't care if it was crappy or not. So, I called him and indeed he told her he was thinking of hiring me. By the way, he owns a small engineering consulting company. We talked and he was looking for someone working part-time. That was fine with me, too. Again, all I wanted was getting my foot in the door.
Then silence. Called him again. Again, he told me to wait. Then more silence. After half a dozen times of enquiring on the job position, I moved on.
Don't you hate that? Don't you hate people who say things for the heck of it and not really have any intention of following through? He probably never intended to hire me at all. But he had to say it to waste my time.