Have you ever thought about when you arrive at appointments, dates or scheduled meetings? Do you tend to show up on-time, late or too early? For me, I prefer to show up early or on-time! It is just how I was raised. My parents always showed up to family gatherings, appointments and such a little early.
If I arrived fashionably late it was from other factors, such as traffic or waking up late.
I can remember one time I was almost late for work. I had the type of schedule that changed daily and weekly. I did not have a set schedule at all. My schedule changed between 11am until 7pm or 2pm until 10pm or even 3pm until 11pm. One day, I was going about my morning because I thought my schedule was 2pm until 10pm. I happen to look at my schedule for the day and realized that I had to work 11am until 7pm. It was about 10am and I had to take the bus to work. I quickly called work and let them know I may be a few minutes late and quickly got ready. I ended up making it to work just in time!
Normally, I would get to work super early. I would take the bus about an hour before I actually had to be there. That gave me enough time to get settled in and relax. I could eat or just walk around. At the time, we lived in Northern Nevada and my husband and I worked at different hotel/casinos. With that, there was always plenty going on!
I personally cannot imagine being fashionably late. When I make an appointment or commitment to someone to meet them at a certain time, I do my best to arrive early or on-time! When I worked outside of the home, I would arrive at work early! I wanted to get my stuff put away, and get everything ready for when the day started. It gave me a few extra moments to settle in. Even as a stay at home mom, I like to be prepared. I get everything ready so that when I come home from putting my son on the bus, I am ready to work.
To me, if someone shows up late, I can understand if it happens once but if it happens each time, I would be a little annoyed. What about you? What are your thoughts? Would you be upset if someone consistently shows up late?
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