On Monday of last week, one of my (adult) students rang to cancel his hours' lesson. As this Monday was Bank Holiday, he asked to have his lesson tonight instead. I said I would try and fit him in and would let him know what time I could be with him. I rang him this morning and left a voice mail message to confirm that I would be at his house for 7.30 this evening, or I could fit him in tomorrow if he preferred..
He texted back:
"OK..I'll have a lesson tonight but only half hour."
"OK..but I'll still need to charge for the hour."
"Lesson cancelled. I'm not in the mood anyway".
So, was I right to still charge for the hour? He's an avid football fan, so I'm assuming there is football on TV tonight at 8.00pm. If he'd had the full hour, he would have missed kick-off. Should I have still gone and just charged for the half hour?
I'm a bit miffed as I was changing arrangements to suit him in the first place! I'm tempted to text back "OK..see you on Monday if I'm in the mood to teach you!" (I wouldn't though of course!)