What gets me into trouble is that if you tell me you're going to do something, I believe you. For example, if we're talking on the phone and you tell me that you're getting another call and you'll call back, I believe you. Or if you say you'll meet me for coffee at 3 pm, I assume we will see each other then. I find the value of words to be extremely important, so when I tell someone I'm going to do something, I will try everything in my power to do so. Maybe I'm weird (don't answer that) or invest too much in what people say. Who knows, but promises hold meaning. In my mind, why would someone promise or commit to something that she has no intention on fulfilling? I have a hard time accepting false promises, especially in my friendships.
Which brings me to my next point about people who are considered "flaky" and seem to have a difficult time following through on what they say. I have a challenging time being friends with someone like that. Even though she may be the sweetest gal on the earth, if she can't commit to her word, it's frustrating and can lead to feeling disappointed over and over again.
It's important to have patience with your friends and be aware of your expectations, but it's also important to feel as if your friends are respecting you. It's a fine line.
Have you experienced this in your friendships? If so, how do you manage it? Am I being too harsh?