(Closed) SPINOFF How do you feel about people being late?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which one are you?
    Im usually early or on time but I dont mind if those I am meeting show up late, they are busy people : (10 votes)
    6 %
    Im usually early or on time and it bothers me when people are late, why is their time more valuable? : (119 votes)
    73 %
    Im usually late and I always feel bad about it : (31 votes)
    19 %
    Im usually late but I dont think other people mind : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3625 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    Member
    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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 Fiance as a joke i was getting all the Gm mini pocket watches so NONE will have an excuse to be late 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    10-20 minutes, I can get over it. 25+ minutes without a good reason I get upset. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Member
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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
    Member
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
    Member
    9673 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Loupyloo:  I would leave.  That’s ridiculous. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    9673 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @CorgiTales:  +100!

    Post # 11
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    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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
    Member
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
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    3668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    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
    Member
    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    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
    Hostess
    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @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
    Member
    12973 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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.

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