How to describe situation when two people can't meet cause they're never at the same place at the same time.
Example: John and Michael are friends. They both do the shopping at the local shop every day, but they have never met. John is saying: how come we do the shopping on the same shop, but we can't ... what?
I guess there must be some phrasal verb that fits.
I think above example wasn't the best one cause it suggests a coincidence. Let's try another.
John and Michael are friends... obviously. They want to stay in touch, but every time one calls another, one of them is busy or not available. They cannot find a proper time to talk.
One more example.
John and Michael are... working in the same company. They need to discuss something really important so they want to have a meeting. John called Michael to arrange one, but Micheal was during another meeting. Few hours later Michael run into John and asked about the meeting but John was about to leave the workplace. They just cant find the time when they're both free.
Thank you for all the answers. I think the best are "to connect with somebody" and "to meet up with somebody".
In my language there's a saying "we will catch eachother later" (literally). It means we don't need to schedule a meeting, but we will try to catch the short moment we're both free later.
I think "to catch up with someone" might be it.