So he did write with an explanation, and it's not a very good explanation, but I'll give him another chance. It's just not a good way to start. The explanation is that people were visiting on Saturday and he'd known they were coming to town but he just hadn't known when and that's why he hadn't responded when I suggested a time to meet? BUT WHY DID HE SAY LET'S MEET ON SATURDAY IF HE HADN'T KNOWN IF HE WOULD BE ABLE TO MEET ON SATURDAY? How hard would it have been to say, look, I don't know what my schedule is, are you OK with not hearing until the last minute? When I wrote him on Saturday afternoon, how hard would it have been to give me a hard no if he was still uncertain about his schedule?
You know, I don't have a long history with any kind of man, but the kind I have the most experience with is the kind who has more important things to do than be with me. So I'm sensitive to signs that that might be the case. And it seems particularly inauspicious when a guy has more important things to do than show up for our first date.
But he played the sitar for me. Why are people stupid and confusing?