Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Life’s rarely easy; if things just fall into place for you time and time again — kudos to you; I’m totally envious.
- When I was about 7 years old, my brothers and I were the last people to arrive for a friend’s birthday party, somewhere around a half-hour late. Too bad that this friend just happened to be having this party right next door to our house!
- My parents would always say that we need to be out of the house by a certain time for an event. But then, we’d be waiting at that time to leave, while our parents would still need 15-20 minutes to finish getting ready… of course, unless the event was really important…
- Once, my family was hosting Christmas dinner, with my Mom instructing guests to arrive at 4. I don’t think anyone showed up at 4 exactly, but instead trickled in through the hour following. The best was an uncle who arrives with his family at 10:30 still expecting food! My Dad had to hold my Mom back, because she was more than ready to throw down right there and then!
- Lessen your credibility and respect among peers
- Give people who are hearing about you for the first time negative associations with your name
- Cause people to believe that you are unreliable
- Cause you to miss out on important information
- Sorry, I’m running on Jamaican time!
- (insert obviously fantastical yet hilarious excuse for being late here)
- I’m never late; people wait!
- Punctuality Counts: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/punctuality-counts.html (punctuality shows mastery, competence, integrity and value)
- How to be On Time Every Time: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/how-to-be-on-time-every-time.html (10 tips on how to change your habits to make yourself habitually punctual)
- How to be Punctual: http://www.wikihow.com/Be-Punctual (echoes many sentiments from the first article with some more of its own)