40th lv DM
I'm sorry you had that experience. That sucks. I'd hate to be the one to tell him, too.
Oh, I've no problem telling him. Just the DM said he'd do it.
I'm of the opinion that we should skip telling him, & let him waste the time/gas/etc getting there to a non-existent game. He's got to show up at some point to collect his minis/books/etc (stuff we all just leave at the hosts rather than lug back & forth), but no reason it has to be at his convenience....