One of the most important things I learned in planning is that it all should be written in pencil. That way you get to avoid major disappointments whenever a block in the road suddenly appears out of nowhere. My shop assistant took an impromptu vacation without so much as a peep. And there I was all dressed up and raring to go visit my friend in his office in Makati. It was a good thing I didn't send him a text message that I was planning to do so. I'm not surprised anymore, I'm a little frustrated and somewhat disappointed but I'm not pulling my hairs out by the roots over this incident. This isn't the first time he did something like this but it certainly is the last straw for me. You try to be nice to them and this is what you get in return.