I had that one of those things today. You know. That late thing?
Where you are introducing someone to someone else? Only someone is running late.
And not just a little bit.
And it reflects so poorly on you with someone else.
Someone else who agreed to meet with someone on your request who looks at you while you wait for someone together.
And everyone there who's waiting tries to pretend that it's all good.
But it's not.
And someone just burnt through a little bit of not just their credibility, but yours.
FYI -- A BIG APOLOGY and any other believable gestures of good will are a good idea, if you are someone in this situation.