Thursday, June 24, 2010

Falling Down The Rabbit Hole

These days this is what I look like leaving the house..
I just can't seem to get anywhere on time. I feel much like Mr. Rabbit here.

"So much to do, so little time. I'm late, I'm late, I'm late. "

I hate people who are late and I fear I am slowly becoming one of them. The later's, as I like to call them, generally fall into three categories:



1. Tardy's: This is my category and lately I am the poster child for this group. Tardy's show up chronically 5 to 8 minutes late for EVERYTHING. It's not really a big issue but it's just annoying enough to be labled with the reputation.



2. Later's: These people are always 30 to 50 minutes late. They are late for work, they are late for meetings, pickups, dinner's and just about everything else. I find that these people have a very unrealistic concept of time and they are chronically over committed. AND they will always come up with a doozy of a story about the 30,000,000 million pound Iguana that was blocking the driveway so they couldn't get out.

3. Whatever's: This group is very rare and repersents only about 1% of people who are late. These people are an hour to an hour and a half late. And they don't care. They waltz into a scheduled time over an hour late and act like nothing is wrong. This is the kind of person you have to lie to, and tell them the dinner reservation is at 6:30 when it's really at 7:30, and even then they show up late. I actually do have a friend that falls into this category. It's quite frustrating and I have curbed our social meetings because she just can't be trusted to show up on time.

All I can say is that I am working on it. I feel like being late suggests some sort of loss of control on the Later's part. That they can't quite get things together, and it puts them at a disadvantage right away. Being prompt shows maturity, capability, and professionalism. Being late simply sucks.

Say no to late.

I gotta go because now, this post is being posted late.

10 comments:

Heff said...

I can fix your problem easily.

Don't have an itinerary, lol.

The Dental Maven said...

The Maven Hates Late! My time is just as important as yours pal...don't keep me waiting...

RW said...

I'm never late because I never do anything.

Sir Thomas said...

can't we all just slow down and smell the roses?

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

I'm kind of the opposite. I'm an "Early". Sometimes we have to sit around waiting for stuff (ie. movies, ballgames) to start, but I don't miss much.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I hate that feeling of running late, trying to make up time in the car, worrying about every red light. If I would just not hit that snooze button in the morning, I'd have a much more relaxing day.

SkylersDad said...

I hate it if I am late, and I just cannot stand people who are always late. It is like they are telling me that their time is so much more important than mine.

Scope said...

I was going to comment earlier, but I'm running a bit late myself.

Scott Oglesby said...

I never pictured you as a Tardy. I think due to my flirtation with OCD, I never allow myself to be late. When the wife is running behind and threatening to make us late I begin to feel this throbbing sensation in my brain urging punctuality…agghhh!

sage said...

I, too, belong to the tardy's group.