On being late

November 8, 2012
My mama taught me to be on time.
Horribly on time.
Early, even.
It’s not that hard, this being on time,
it really isn’t.
And yet, I know people, 
grown people, even,
who can not, ever ever, 
be on time.
Not for meetings.
Dinner parties.  Coffee dates.
Not for anything.
They have a million excuses
and they feel justified, too.
But you know what?
Here’s the bottom line on being late:

7 comments on “On being late
  1. Janie Emaus says:

    I hate being late, so I’m usually always early.

  2. Lavender Luz says:

    Hear, hear!

    My sentiments, as well.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am always early. I hate when people are late but I have several good friends who make it a habit. They have issues and can not get ready in time. I don’t take it personally and it is not a deal breaker because I love them. I try to tell them an earlier time to be there to compensate.

  4. I am now giving myself permission to be late. I spent my lifetime stressing on being on time. Hmmmmm…I have earned the privilege!

  5. Haralee says:

    I so agree! I hate people who are late! How about those who say they will bring an appetizer and then arrive late! I do feel my time is not valued if some one is late to meet me. I make exception for my Doctor.

  6. Jennifer Comet Wagner says:

    I completely agree. I know people that are always late and I think it is extremely rude.

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