punctuality

May 17, 2007 7:59am CST
are you a punctual person? do you admit of this attitude of yours if you are not punctual? any plan to improve?
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9 responses
@simplejoy (359)
• China
30 Jun 07
I'm a punctual person and I think punctuality is a good life attitude.It's polite to be punctual when you have a date with others.If the trip to the date place is about one-hour's distance,you should set out fifteen minutes in advance.I like punctuality and I hate waiting for guys who are late.
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1 Jul 07
exactly! meeting the target time is already an effort, which sometimes may not be a fun ride. not to mention waiting, especially when it is unnecessary. people who can't meet the time should therefore arrange their time properly to avoid bad timing......thank you Simplejoy!!
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@yanjiaren (9050)
27 Jun 07
I try my best to always be on time, if not much earlier..I always allow enough time to get to a place just in case there are problems with traffic etc. I cannot be late for appointments if I can help it as I feel it is totally out of my character and always like to keep the best of manners with every one, be they family, friends, business associates or other acquaintances..
29 Jun 07
(hi general Yan!!!! I'm happy to see you here in this topic...lol..) yeah! me too. I always try to be earlier on appointments no matter what kind of appointment is that. but sadly, some friends are otherwise. they keep you waiting when they are the ones who fixed the time. i wonder why nobody really bother to appreciate punctuality when it is considered very important. i guess it's ignorance..
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• United States
22 May 07
I'm a VERY punctual person. I'm always on time and I expect people to be the same way. Unfortunately, most people I know follow there own time and it frusturates me to NO END. 7:30 means 7:25 in my book but others think it means 8:00. LOL
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23 May 07
yes. this is a very unhealthy attitude for a person's reputation. "on the way" is he most common phrase which is very irritating when in not proper use or when they don't really mean it. when they're late, they drag you along. in the end, the both of you 'miss' the bus when you're not supposed to.
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@sodapop (977)
• United States
18 May 07
Yes, I am a punctual person. In fact, everybody expects me to show up 15 minutes early for everything. If I am not early and just show up on time, people will tease me and say I am late. I can not understand why people can't be on time. It is a pet peeve of mine. Especially if there is a group of us waiting on one late person.
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18 May 07
i know this situation. it's very irritating when others tease you but when you tease them, they get angry. i think just be on time for anything and just ignore the teasing, some people are just looking for attention you get which they don't. :)
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• India
17 May 07
yepp... m pretty punctual! maybe once or twice i may have been late... but most of the time, i'm on the dot. :D
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18 May 07
that's great. it's a good example that everyone should follow.
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@katkat3 (426)
17 May 07
Yes I'm a punctual person..... I absolutely hate being late, especially to work.. I find it a very bad start to my day! I don't like people to be hanging around waiting for me especially my friends. :0)
18 May 07
good for you! if everyone imitates you, a lot of time will be saved, thus a lot of money will not go down the drain..
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
17 May 07
Punctuality is like a sickness with me, I actually feel sick if I am going to be late, most people expect me to show up early as I always allow for anything to go wrong, and it doesn't matter what I do to loosen up I can't, I am always early.
18 May 07
as long as we are aware of this 'being late' thing, there are always room for improvement. people who don't care to change or improve will loose a lot and will be left behind. so, let us not be left behind. thank you Lilaclady.
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@wolves69 (756)
• United States
2 Jul 07
If you are not 10 min early, then your late.
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2 Jul 07
that's fair. in fact, that's should be a adopted by everbody. thanks wolves69! you just break the record to a new height of 15 responses (which haven't been broken for months!)
• Canada
2 Jul 07
I am extremely punctual. I know people who are not, and it drives me nuts. I'm glad my fiance is as punctual as I am. If it was not that way, we'd drive eachother nuts!!! My Aunt, on the other hand, is late for everything. If dinner is at 5:30 we tell her it's at 4:30, so she will arrive on time. Once we were to be at someone's house at a certain time, and she was to drive me there. When I knew she was late, I left without her, arriving there ON TIME in a taxi!!!!
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2 Jul 07
congratulations!!!! 1st of all - your issue has a lot in similarities with mine too...lol.. i would normally do exactly what you did, like fixing a much earlier time with a "late" type of person..lol.. 2ndly - you just matched the record of my highest number of responses (14 of them = topic is "water or electricity"). not much but enough to keep me happy after thinking that it'll never be broken for a long time..lol... Thanks danishcanadian.... (my deep condolence to Chris Benoit's family and all Canadians, WWE superstar- one of my favourites")