A Large Number Of People Intentionally Fudge On Weekend Plans
If you think social peer pressure died after high school, think again. A quarter of people will agree to plans with friends, knowing from the beginning they will not follow through. Have you ever done this? More people do it than you think.
Things come up, and no one can blame us for wanting a little downtime to ourselves, but a new survey said that about 25 percent of people agree to plans despite knowing from the get-go that they won't be going. The most popular excuses to get out of it are being sick, a family commitment, a work crisis or pet health issues. Inclement weather, somehow, didn't make the list. (Not that I'm speaking with experience using that excuse.)
16 percent of 35-54 year-olds cancel after the fact, while 13 percent of those aged 18-34 will back out of social plans after saying yes.
The survey also says men are more likely than women to bail by a margin of 63-58 percent.
So what are you doing this weekend? Think long and hard about your answer before you stand up your friends. By the way, the weather is going to be GREAT!