The Exact Moment You Can Cancel Plans Last Minute without Being Rude

The Exact Moment You Can Cancel Plans Last Minute without Being Rude

Canceling plans at the last minute can be a gift from the heavens. Why, you ask?

First of all, it’s the perfect excuse to sit at home and binge-watch your favorite Netflix show without feeling guilty. Who needs to go out and socialize when you have a cozy bed, a bag of chips, and “The Last of Us” to watch?

Secondly, canceling plans last minute can save you from a lot of awkward social situations. You know, those moments when you’re stuck with someone you don’t really know, making small talk and trying to find common ground. Kill me.

By canceling plans last minute, you’re sparing yourself from those dreaded moments and saving yourself from having to fake a smile and pretend to care about someone’s life story.

And let’s not forget about the money you’re saving by canceling plans. Going out can be expensive, especially if it involves dinner or drinks. By canceling plans last minute, you’re not only saving money, but you’re also saving yourself from the hassle of finding an outfit, doing your makeup, and making sure you look presentable.

But wait, there’s more!

By canceling plans last minute, you’re also doing a service to your friends. You’re giving them an excuse to cancel their plans too, without feeling guilty or having to come up with a lame excuse.

You’re basically being a hero, saving your friends from boring social situations and awkward small talk.

Canceling plans last minute may seem rude, but it can actually be a blessing in disguise. So next time you’re feeling lazy or just not in the mood to socialize, don’t hesitate to cancel those plans. You’re not only doing yourself a favor but also doing a service to your friends.

And who knows, you might just find a new favorite show to binge-watch while you’re at it.

So . . . what’s the latest time in the day you can cancel without guaranteeing you’ll ruin the other person’s night?

According to New York magazine, the absolute latest you can cancel plans for that night is . . .

2:00 p.m.

 “At 2:00 p.m., there’s still ample time for your friend to text around and find another dinner companion . . . by 3:00 p.m., they almost certainly will be alone for the night.”

There’s one big exception, though:  If the other person is COOKING for you. In which case, you better show up or you’re cooked.

In that case, you have to cancel 24 hours beforehand.

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