I feel like I did the right thing, but I'm just entering into the film industry. I really am willing to see if I could have overreacted on this in any way.
I found this post for an internship on a movie (non-union), sent a DM to the guy, told him in advance I'm only available Monday to Friday as I have to keep a job doing two 11 hours shifts on the weekends, and also I have no prior experience in film -- I made this clear in advance, so if he didn't want to proceed we wouldn't waste each other's time this way.
He said all is good, schedules an Skype appointment for 6 PM the day after.
Skip to the next day at 6 PM - no call. I wait 25 minutes, send him a message: "Hi (employer's name), did an emergency come up?". Nothing. After 45 minutes I just got up my chair kind of pissed off and started to cook as I was hungry. I can see on Messenger he's online, goes offline, and comes back in. I don't think much of it, as you never know if something happened.
Skip to 7:35 PM. I start writing him a message to be sure if it's an emergency or if he's ghosting. As I'm writing, he starts writing back, he says: "Hi (my name), So very sorry for this. We had meetings back to back and took a break and it honestly slipped out my mind."
I'm at least glad he replied and was honest, but at that point I 'honestly as well' lost any interest in working with him.
I reply: "I appreciate your honesty and I get it, but I kind of lost interest. No worries (y) shit happens."
He replies: "Have you worked on a film before? Out of curiosity.". He already knows I don't. It's the first thing that was made clear the day before, and I kind of felt like he was trying to trick me into feeling guilty -- working in the film industry isn't a valid excuse to waste someone's time in my eyes. I don't care how many doors that closes for me.
I block him.
Did I misread anything? I copy-pasted the actual conversation -- I genuinely just felt I didn't want to work with him and he wasted my time. It is not really an emergency - I just forgot about me. I understand he was really busy, but I don’t devalue giving my time like that.