Okay all you late people in the world, here is your chance to explain to those of us who aren’t, why that is. I’m going to get up REAL HIGH on my HIGH-HORSE today. I can’t think of many other things that make me as mad as people who are always late. AND by late, I mean even one minute. If you can be one minute late, why can’t you be one minute early??
I feel people who are always running way damn behind a little behind, make the rest of us, who have no other choice but to wait for them. When was the last time you had a doctor appointment and you got in on time? So people might seem to know this so in turn, they don’t come on time. Let the waiting begin.
I will also admit that to me, 10 minutes early, is late for me. I’m always on time. Actually, I’m always early. I think “what if there’s a train, what if I can get in early, what if I have car trouble?” And, mind you, I’m a real lollygagger but I “plan” for that. If I have to leave home for an appointment, I’m up at least two hours before I have to leave. I’m very slow to wake up and I like to do things my way so I get up way early.
Don’t we know the folks? We all have them in our family. Sometimes we feel like telling them we are eating, an hour before we are so they will be on time? Why? To me, that is the rudest of the rude. Someone went to the trouble of making a nice meal and then someone is late? And they are always late and we just say “oh, it’s the way they are.” I don’t buy that. Why do we excuse that?
I can remember always being late for church. We always sat in the back row. Everyone knows that those who are in the back row, walked in late. If you know you have to be somewhere at a certain time, why can’t you be on time? The rest of us are. Let’s take bowling for example. We bowl at 7. We get there at 6:45 in order to get our shoes on and get our ball. Put our names on the scoreboard and just “get ready” to bowl. Then you have the same people week after week, waltz in at 7 or even later and just slowly take their time and then say “oh, sorry, we’re late again” ha, ha, ha……what in the world make them think that’s funny? So now we will be late getting home to our sitter or whatever we have planned because they couldn’t be ON TIME.
I can remember when I was newly married and my husband was usually on time. He came home 20 minutes late and I was furious. He looked at me like “what’s your problem” and I went on to HORRIBLY SHRIEK calmly tell him that 20 minutes can surely ruin a lot of meals. What if I had steaks or burgers on the grill? Don’t you think 20 minutes would ruin that? Needless to say, he learned very early on that if he left work late, he always called. My boys learned very early on also that I let a lot of things go but NEVER late.
In today’s day and time with everybody and their brother having cell phones, can’t you just call and say “I’m running a little behind.” Just as a courtesy? People do worry and your making someone else wait for you.
Okay, I’m done ranting now!!!