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Do Tell: Are You Always Late or Right on Time?

It seems that most of you feel being late is inconsiderate, and it sends a disrespectful message to those waiting for you. I happen to agree — I'm always on time — but I have friends that are late no matter what, even when they give themselves extra time. I've grown accustomed to it though, and I just consider it their little quirk. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rules, so do tell, are you the person who's usually running late or do you tend to be right on time, if not a little early?


Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 9 years
Late late late. Even though I give myself two hours beforehand to get ready. I don't have a car and don't live near a bus stop so I rely on my parents to give me lifts, if I need to be somewhere at a certain time I let my parents know as soon as possible and remind them when I can. I always end up late though, because mum's reading the paper or dad'son the phone. Only time when I'm not late is when I go to work!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
usually on time to pretty much anything
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i'm always early when i'm trying to get somewhere or meet with someone. i think that being late really is rude and i can't stand for it. my boss is ALWAYS late and it really upsets me because there are times that we'll travel to meetings together, and that means that i'm sitting there longer waiting for her, and then i'm given the same looks of being late as she is when i know that i'm not the one that caused us to be late.
Mykie7 Mykie7 9 years
Since I've been responsible for my OWN timeliness, I can count on one hand the number of times in my LIFE that I've been late, and they were ALL caused by emergencies. I am punctual to a fault. If someone says to me, "The party starts at 8" you can bet that at 7:45 I'm sitting in my car waiting for it to be 7:55 so I can go in. It comes from the fact that my Mother couldn't be on time to save her LIFE when I was a kid. We were late to everything, church, school, meetings with teachers etc. I absolutely hated it, and vowed that it would not be me. To this day, if you want my Mother somewhere, you need to tell her to be there half an hour to an hour before the ACTUAL time, and then you MIGHT get lucky and she'll arrive on time. I love my Mother to death, but her punctuality is not one of her strong points. LOL
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I'm always early ... I don't believe in Asian Standard Time.
Jeny Jeny 9 years
I'm always on time or slightly early.. I HATE HATE HATE when people are late and make me wait on them, that's so rude!!
rocketgirl rocketgirl 9 years
Always, ALWAYS early! I have to leave plenty of time for traffic and the other little things that come up.
aka-Daria aka-Daria 9 years
if it's somewhere i don't know i get there 15 minutes early or half an hour so i won't be hella late. otherwise, i'm right on time. you tell me to be at your house at a certain time, i am THERE right at that time, and even when im 2 minutes late i get mad haha.
Lele777 Lele777 9 years
Early usually or right on time.
Deidre Deidre 9 years
Always work, nights out with friends, concerts, dinner, you name it. If there's ever a chance of me being late (due to traffic, or something), I call whoever I'm meeting. Being late stresses me out. Plus, I think being chronically late sends a terrible "my time is more important than yours."
bkwithlove bkwithlove 9 years
I think a lot of these posts should be polls- i just want to quickly see what percentages answer what! personally i'm ALWAYS late, although i ALWAYS am trying to be early lol
sonya-ina sonya-ina 9 years
It's VERY rare that I'm ever late. I prefer to get to places early, or right on time.
Marni7 Marni7 9 years
Early or right on time..I feel like I get physically sick if I am running late sometimes boy on the other hand is ALWAYS late EVERYWHERE (except if we are together and I make him hurry his booty up) :P
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 9 years
I'm always right on time or a few minutes early.
psterling psterling 9 years
I'm always early or on time. My sister is chronically late so I'm always getting mad at her.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I am someone who tends to run late, no matter how much I try to plan in advance or leave early something ALWAYS happens and I end up late.
Ac2366 Ac2366 9 years
I'm always early for doctor's appointments and out of work engagements but when it comes to work I am either right on time or a few minutes late no matter what I do. I just hate to get out of my warm snuggly bed to go to work in the morning. Ok ok, I am making excuses. If I tried harder I could probably get to work earlier.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I always push the limits of on time, but I try to be early. In my job, it is more like a window to arrive (for instance, no later than 9) so I am always here by then, but I try to come in at 8. I have heard this rule from countless managers "No one much cares as none can predict the traffic or metro delays". If I know I have a meeting in the morning early, I will often times arrive 30 mins earlier than i needed because I built in traffic/metro delays but there were none when there usually are.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I always try to be early if not on time! I hate when people are late and you end up havign to wait for shows they have no regards for your time or how it makes you feel.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 9 years
depends. i'm usually between half an hour and 15 minutes early, especially for stuff like work. elsewhere i'm usually a little early or on time, or like 5 minutes late.
LadyLiLa83 LadyLiLa83 9 years
If I'm going somewhere without my husband (work, the doctor's office, etc.), I'm always early. If I go with my husband, we're almost always a couple of minutes late.
gigly_grl gigly_grl 9 years
I just love the fact that this picture is obviously from Toronto :) haha But used to be anal and 30min early to everything... now, "on time"/5min either way
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
Consistently late and ashamed of it. I don't know what to fix - I'm always tripped up by leaving just 5 minutes too late to catch the train. I don't have a car and my neighborhood buses are really off schedule... I know, excuses, excuses.
BellaEdward4ever BellaEdward4ever 9 years
Always early. I have a friend whose entire family seems to be set on a different clock, and it drives me nuts!
ladychaos ladychaos 9 years
I seem to always be late, no matter how early I leave. It sucks. It also doesn't help that I live in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by schools, train tracks, and freaking trucker areas (I hate the sticks)...
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