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Assuming that a client has not called to say he is running late, how long should an escort wait before assuming the client is a "no-show" and going on with his life?

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Guest DCescortBOY

if there is no attempt to contact you & tell you he will be late, i would say maybe 20 minutes. but, this can vary by the situation.

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Right, I can see it varying a LOT situation by situation.

 

If a long drive is involved, or the client is not familiar with the area he's driving into, there are many variables. Not everyone carries a cell phone, and if he's stuck in the I-95 corridor approaching DC or at the approach to the Lincoln Tunnel in NYC he can get WAY delayed with no way to call.

 

My friends kid me a lot because I'm always early wherever I go. I tend to allow a LOT of time for traffic & other unknowns. But not everyone does that.

 

It boils down to communications. If you know he's got a long drive involved, or may get lost, you might allow longer. Or not. Your choice. But you need to base your choice on something that isn't arbitrarily plucked out of the air.

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Guest Fin Fang Foom

You're in NYC. I would wait no more than 20 minutes.

 

If he's pissed because he finally showed up more than 20 minutes later and you're gone......he's a jerk.

 

Defintively yours,

 

FFF

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Guest DCescortBOY

i'd have to agree with you there.

finding parking is always tough in DC, but i'll call & explain even when i'm just 5 minutes behind.

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Guest Tampa Yankee

deej makes several good points to consider. It does depend on the circumstances. I have been as much as an hour late... I was travelling 200 miles by auto for an overnight and had an unpleasant entry into NYC that day. So it does depend on the particular circumstances. Other times I have been caught up in city traffic for fifteen or twenty extra minutes. So it does depend on the circumstances. Under routine circumstances I think 30 to 45 minutes is not too long to wait... that is enough time to give someone to show or to get to a phone and make a call. Which brings up a good point... never leave home without taking the contact information along.

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Guest jizzdepapi

i once had an escort inform me that he would be three hours late for an overnite arranged two weeks in advance because he had a porno photo shoot come up that he could not turn down but he would be over afterwards.

 

i cancelled the date.

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> had an unpleasant entry into NYC that day

 

ROFLMAO! There's another kind of entry?

 

Don't get me wrong. I do love NYC.

 

But you gotta think twice about a city that charges to get in but not to get out. ;-)

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I think there are many factors involved here. If it's a first time meeting for an hour with a client who lives around the block 15-20 minutes is more than fine, especially if you have a cell phone that you can be reached at. On the other hand, if there's travel involved, as others have said, longer is certainly reasonable. If it's an overnight appointment or an extended visit, I think more than 15-20 minutes is right. Obviously, both parties have schedules so there are no hard and fast rules. I would think if it's a client you've seen before, especially multiple times that you'd give him the benefit of the doubt and just figure he is delayed in traffic. Of course, he may have just forgotten. It might not be a terrible idea to call him after he's 15-20 minutes late to check his status. I realize that many clients don't give out phone numbers to protect their identity, so if he's late and you can't contact him, I say move on to the next event, especially if you have another call an hour later :)

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My words above apply equally to client and escort. "It depends" is the rule and open communications prior to the engagement will determine what "it" depends on.

 

You can't just pluck a number out of the air and say it's universally applicable.

 

Your date may be stuck in traffic with a cell phone that has dead batteries. (Yes, it's happened to me.)

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Guest jeffOH

There are different situations. If I'm waiting for a regular

client who has never been late, I may wait up to a 1/2 or more.

BUT, if after a 1/2 hour I have something else come up, I'll go

ahead and make another appt.. It's not as if I'm waiting for

someone to show up for kidney dialysis...they can always reschedule.

 

I have waited nearly an hour for a new client who was driving

three hours to see me. I figured he had either miscalculated the driving time or had run into traffic...not everybody has a cell

phone.

 

I'll ask a new client to give me a call at least an hour in

advance to confirm an appt. and that's when I'll give them my

address and directions. There's nothing I hate more than waiting

for someone to show up, especially if I've had to turn away a

another client.

 

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Guest DCescortBOY

let me tell you a story...

picture it: washington, dc... winter. my enterprising lil self has made arrangements to fly to cleveland to see a new client. he passed the travel test, because i'd been wired the money for the airfare (which i do in lieu of a deposit) and i bought the ticket. so, i left a cold, but bearable DC for the blustery, snowy, frigid North Coast of Ohio! i pass through the gate into the waiting area... i don't see the person i'm looking for.

hmmm... curious.

i think perhaps he is wearing something other than what he had indicated to me, so i redouble my efforts--concentrating on face & stature. still nothing.

what to do?

i wait about 20 minutes. i then walk casually around the nearby gates to see if he has been misdirected. then, i consider that possibly the snow caused him some delay. so, i return to the arrival gate & sit for a while. NOTHING.

after an hour & a half, i decide that i'll just go home. so, i start walking down to customer service. i decide to tell the agent the truth: i was stood up & hope to be put on a plane home without penalty.

walking down the hallway, whom should i see? the client of course, walking toward me.

some of you may find this hard to believe, but i was polite & just asked what had happened. it seems he couldn't get away from his wife when he expected to. he deposited me at my hotel room & said he had to go home, but would call me & let me know when he'd be back. 45 min later, he called & said he'd be over in 15 min. the client was pretty quick to enjoy himself & about 10 minutes after he arrived, he was off again. he left additional money for me to get something to eat & said he'd be by in the morning to take me back to the airport.

so, i was stuck there, where i knew no one, by my self, without a laptop because i had expected this to be an overnight WITH client. what to do???

remembering some cute hotel staff & deciding to take a chance, i made my way to the lobby. i made some inquiries about where i should go. i went out, had some fun, came back to the hotel, had more fun. my new friend was out the door ten minutes before the client came to pick me up. i suppose i could have felt guilty, but he was the one who told me i was on my own.

 

just thought i'd share...

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