Post # 1
Im writing this post while waiting for my friend to show up. She is so far 45 mins late. And this is not a one off, she is always always always late. Without fail. It makes me so mad. And yet I never say a word. Should I? If so, what should I say?
Post # 3
I don’t mind when it is a few minutes as sometimes, things just happen (e.g. parking randomly sucks or an extra red light). However, for 45 minutes, that would irritate me a lot and I would be very tempted to just get up and leave.
Post # 4
if it was me i would make a comment in a joking way before you make one in a mean way.. i hate lateness- im always early or on time.. its not hard to do!
i told my FI as a joke i was getting all the Gm mini pocket watches so NONE will have an excuse to be late 🙂
Post # 5
10-20 minutes, I can get over it. 25+ minutes without a good reason I get upset.
Post # 6
I don’t mind a 15 minute buffer (hey I do it myself sometimes) – but anything more than that and I get frustrated.
However, no matter how late I am, even if it is 5 minutes, I text the person to let them know I am running late!
Post # 7
You need an option for: When people are late it makes me burn with a fiery rage.
Seriously— this is a HUUUUUUUGE pet peeve of mine. For friends I give about a 5 minute window (different watch times/traffic) before I get annoyed. But honestly if you’re going to be more than 5 minutes late– JUST CALL.
For businesses… I get rage-y if they are at all late.
I’m of the opinion that early is on time, on time is late, and late is UNACCEPTABLE. To be fair, if someone is running late and they call to tell me I am generally fine with it. Its just when they don’t call that I feel they are being so incredibly rude and it pisses me off hugely.
Post # 8
My best friend and bridesmaid is always late. I’m used to it, but there have been times when I genuinely upsets me. I’m sometimes fashionably late for friendly social gatherings, but not more than 30 min. Other times, I HATE being late, like for an appointment, special occasion, or at work.
Post # 9
@Loupyloo: I would leave. That’s ridiculous.
Post # 11
I’m unfortunately only early or on time about 60% of the time. BUT the other 35% of the time I’m less than 5 minutes late, and never more than 10 minutes. I’m always apologetic, I just can’t ever get all my crap together ahead of time, even when I try. I won’t mind that someone is up to 30 minutes late if they text or call to let me know. Without notice, at 10 minutes I get impatient. Anywhere from 45 min to “Bridezillas”-late (hours) is unacceptable without a damn good reason.
Post # 12
My sister is habitually late, like 30 minutes to an hour late. It makes me SOMAD. If it’s a one time thing, ok fine. But when you do it every single time you need to figure out how to manage your time better.
Post # 13
I’m ususally on time, but I understand if someone’s a bit late (traffic, parking, etc.) More than half an hour and I’d be annoyed… but if it was habitual from the same person (*coughDADcough*) I’d come to expect it and plan my arrival accordingly (or tell them an earlier time, lol).
Post # 14
15 minutes or less is no big deal….but 45???! that’s ridic, especially with no call or text. i’m usually on time or there within 10 mins, but even if I’m only going to be 10 mins late i usually text.
Post # 15
@FMM: Agreed. I am usually late as well but I know when things running behind and I always text or call to let the person know. That doesn’t make it right but at least they aren’t sitting there stewing and wondering where I am.
Post # 16
I get super annoyed when people are late. I appreciate the phone call, and I’m fine if there’s a reason, but I get PISSED when it’s “I didn’t get up early enough.”
One time a friend was half an hour late because she wanted to fold her laundry before she came.. That annoyed me.