(Closed) Are you always late?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How are you with time?
    Late : (18 votes)
    32 %
    On time : (17 votes)
    30 %
    Early : (22 votes)
    39 %
  • Post # 3
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    948 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I used to be early for everything, my guy has destroyed that tendency in me!  Now I’m usually just on time, and occasionally late if he is with me 🙂

    Post # 4
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m always early! I am super paranoid about being late, to the point where I think I actually have some kind of mental deficiency lol.

    Post # 5
    Member
    64 posts
    Worker bee

    I hate being late, it makes me so anxious!  So I make up for it by being super early to everything!  I think I had the saying “early is on time, on time is late and late is unacceptable” drilled into me one time too many. 

    Post # 6
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I am compulsively early. If I’m running behind or even running so I’ll be exactly on time, I get so nervous! People being late is a pet peeve of mine, which translates into me being kind of annoyed when people are on time, because I’m usually early! And of course, most of my good friends are habitually late for everything. But Fiance and I are on the same page–we both like being early/on time.

    Post # 7
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    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    People being late is a HUGE pet peeve of mine.  Esp. when you’re waiting for a friend at a restaurant or something and you have to wait outside or at the bar by yourself! 

    I’m always on time or early.

    Post # 8
    Member
    397 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I tend to be early to everything… sometimes a little bit too early. :/

    Post # 9
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I usually arrive on time. Never early though, haha.

    Post # 10
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    3564 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @hotchild–totally! I always feel SO awkward waiting around by myself, especially when people at the bar try to start a convo with me, and I’m like OMG friend, hurry up!

    Post # 11
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    1207 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I am almost always early and very occaisionally on time.  I absolutely HATE being late.  And people arriving late drives me nuts!  Haha, the hubs totally is on the same page as me so we are usually good.

    Post # 12
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    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I’m always 15 to 30 minutes early depending on the train traffic and the event. I usually carry a paperback with me to read, so time goes by faster while waiting.

    Post # 13
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    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i’m usually on time, but fi HATES being late, so if we’re together we’re always early

    Post # 14
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    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @jrl- LOVE that saying!! 

    I am usually somewhere between 5 minutes early and 1 minute late. I REALLY pay attention to how long it takes me to get places so that I can time things out perfectly. 

    I HATE when people are late!! It seems so rude to me (Sorry!)! When someone is late meeting me I feel like instead of saying “sorry” they might as well say “my time is more valuable than yours so you can just wait until I’m ready.” I understand that sometimes things are unavoidable, but that should be the VAST exception, not the rule. Because of that my natural tendency is to always be early…. but because I hate waiting alone places I now have to stop myself and hold back so I’ll only be about 5 minutes early. 

    Also (vent), why do so few people call if they are going to be late? If for some reason I’m going to be more than 5 minutes late (I feel the 5 minutes is a “clocks can be set slightly differently” grace period) then you need to call. No exceptions unless you’re unconscious or in jail. And not just that… call as SOON as you know you are going to be late. If it takes 20 minutes to get to my house and you’re still blow-drying your hair at 20 til? you know you’re going to be late. call. People who call AT the time they’re supposed to be there and say they’re going to be late? Well no crap you’re going to be late its time, i’m here, you’re not. 

    Post # 15
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    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @corgi – That reminds me of last weekend. Friends of ours were supposed to come over for 8:30. At 8:40 I texted asking if they were on their way. At 8:50 they wrote back saying they had just gotten in the door from the gym. Excuse me? How were you working out, then walking home all at the time you were supposed to be at our place and not worry about it???? ARGH. Not to mention the fact that I contacted them, at 8:40 they still hadn’t felt the need to tell me they were no where near our apartment. END VENT. 🙂

    Post # 16
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’m almost always early.  One of my personal pet peeves (nothing against anyone) is chronic lateness.  I feel like everyone is busy and I never want someone to have to waste time waiting for me somewhere.  In the back of my mind, I always hear one of my HS teachers saying “Early is on-time, on-time is late and late is UNACCEPTABLE!”

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