On Being Late

On Being Late
Thursday — February 2nd, 2012

I really hate being late. Though just a few years ago, I was never on time. I have a fear of arriving so early that I would have to wait alone pointlessly for the rest of the people to show up. I would be that loser people see standing around trying to act busy. Thankfully in recent years the invention of the iphone has given me an excuse to stand around and still look cool. The last 3 years I’ve been working really hard to arrive early to important events, which is any event that involves another person. I’ve gotten to the point where I arrive 5-10 minutes early. In fact I’m arriving so early now and so consistently that I’m starting to feel like people who don’t arrive early are actually late. It’s a vicious cycle people.

Winnie use to give me hell for showing up 10-15 minutes late. I never thought it was a big deal, but after I started showing up early I now know being late is massively disrespectful. Our time is the only real thing we own. So when someone is late, they that tells me, even though they may not mean it, that my time isn’t worth anything to them. I really respect my time a lot more now that I’ve contracted and billed at an hourly rate for the past 6 months. It showed me, how much each minute cost me.

So I urge you to arrive on time, it will start making a big impact on your social interactions.

Anyone have any good late stories?



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One Comment...

  1. satori

    Well, I’ve been late for the past two weeks. I’m not sure what’s causing me to be such, but I believe I’m just kinda exhausted these days. I feel quite embarrassed when that happens.

    Usually though, I do try my best to arrive as early as I can, but not too early since it kinda makes one restless when you’re waiting and you don’t know what you can do to pass the time, lol.

    Anyway, I need to be early again next week, since time is really important in my line of work ^^

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