For a moment, think back to this familiar instance of feeling out of the loop:
You're meeting a friend for coffee, and you find yourself waiting (...and waiting) for them to arrive. After reaching out via text, you realize you didn’t receive their note—they’d wanted to reschedule.
Despite being friends, this situation can cause a little awkwardness and more than a fair share of frustration. And it all came as a result of poor communication.