Originally Posted by blakesq
I agree, when a jerk wastes your time by scheduling a match with you and doesn't even show up, he does not deserve any consideration. On the other hand, if something horrible happened to him, like (God forbid) his wife died last night, then, that would be a different story.
A story: i was playing a match when a funeral procession went by. My opponent stopped, put his hat over his heart and said a little prayer. I thought that was a little extreme, but touching, and told him so. He said, "Well, it WAS my wife and all."