Christmas party at my job tomorrow. One of my bands played there last year, got a great reception, we're doing it again tomorrow. So, after 6PM today (local time) one of the singers tells me she just found out she's got some university lecture that she has to be there and sign attendance at the end. This lecture ends at the same time our set is supposed to, and she says she can't skip it or she will not be given credit for the course and will fail the semester, so the money she'd get paid is not worth skipping this. She asks if we can swap timeslots with one of the other bands. Well, no, not the evening before the party - we're playing first because one has a drummer who's coming from another city after work and the other has a singer who will be doing something else at 8 PM. We're only supposed to play a 45 minute set anyway, so that's no big deal - we can do that with just the other singer. So I ask our second singer if she'd rather do this alone or if she wants me to try to get a sub. She says she'd rather have a sub, I call up the singer from another band who did some guest vocals with us two days ago, we agree on a revised setlist, I even help them coordinate what they're going to be wearing. I ask our second singer what time she can be at the club, she says she can't really give me a specific time because she plans to hitchike the roughly 300 km to get here, but should be in town a few hours before they open. Yeah, OK. I'll see if I can talk her into taking a train instead. They're paying us enough that she can afford it. Did I mention my bosses will be in the audience? Why was I only angry for about 30 seconds, and never nervous? What are the odds that the first singer made the whole thing up and just doesn't want to be in the band anymore?