I had a host call me asking me to do a show for her a week from Friday. She said that she's already sent out the invitations & the consultant canceled on her. Thinking that the Consultant just flaked out, I said okay. Then the host elaborated & said that the original show time was 6 PM. The Consultant called and said she needed to change it to 6:30, so the host marked out 6 PM and wrote in 6:30 PM on all the invitations. Now that the invitations have been sent, the Consultant called wanting to change the date. The host is angry & not willing to call all the guests to tell them that the date has changed. She wants to hold the show at the date/time that was sent out on the invitations. Now I'm feeling guilty that I agreed to the show. I know that the original consultant dropped the ball on this one! If I wasn't able to do a show this close to the date, I'd have called around & found another Consultant to step in & do the show to keep from inconveniencing the host. When I asked her what the excuse was, she said she wasn't given one ... just told that the date didn't work for the Consultant. I know that I should be morally okay with this. But I just feel like the original consultant is going to feel like I stole the show from her. I'm on a military base in Japan. I've never met this consultant, but it's still a small island and word gets around. I'm afraid that rumors may start that I "steal shows". At this point, I'm not going to cancel on the host, but I did tell her that I feel uncomfortable and I don't want the other Consultant to think that I stole her show. One of the guests has already submitted an online order with the other Consultant so the host has to call her to cancel the order. She said that she's going to be honest & tell the Consultant that she needs to do the show at the date/time that was sent out on the invitations, and that she went in search of another Consultant and found one. She apparently doesn't mind being the "bad guy" in this situation. So be honest. Do you think it's okay under the circumstances to do this show or do you think I should have withdrawn my offer to do the show after having heard the original Consultant was trying to reschedule vs. canceling?