The chimney sweep?

You know, the one who gave me one night’s warning as to his arrival?

Didn’t show up. I was home all workday and saw neither hide nor hair of him, as the British say.

I am still not irritated. I got a good deal of reading done, and my boss was quite understanding.

But I think it would have been appropriate to at least put another paper slip in my mailbox explaining why he could not come and when he will come instead, if ever.

If you get in a situation where you have to break an appointment, or simply discover that you have forgotten it, what do you do? Do you call, send an email, write a letter, or just hope nobody notices?