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My friend, Bill, emailed me and proposed we get together for dinner "early next week" (which was last week). (Prior to his email, I had not suggested any dinner idea; he initiated the dinner idea with his email.) I replied that I'd definitely like to have dinner, but couldn't on those days and suggested Monday night, Dec. 5th. He emailed back, and here is the entire email: "Dec. 5 isn't good for me. Pick a different date."

Bill's response did not quite square with my social experiences as an adult throughout the decades. My romp through life to date tells me this: it's now HIS turn to toss out some other date -- or at least hint at some chunk of time when he's free. Otherwise, I'm in the dark, throwing a dart at a board, hoping it lands on his free night -- only HE knows when he's free, and HE is the one who suggested the damn dinner. To quote Walter in "The Big Lebowski," . . . "Am I wrong, Dude? AM I WRONG?"

(For those interested, I'm a straight guy. And Bill's the same. We're not all that close as friends, getting together for a meal about three to four times a year.)
You're not at all wrong. He should have suggested alternative time(s) or date(s).
I agree with no. 1 above and go one step further: Bill's response was rude and stupid.
I disagree with no. 1 & no. 2: Bill's response was fine/acceptable.

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