When you have an appointment, do you meet her/him late?

Philippines
October 10, 2008 11:55pm CST
Having an appoinment to anybody is really something that we must not and never forget for it's really so hard to keep him/her waiting. As for me, I'd rather wait than let him/her/them wait. I never late to my appointment to anybody. It's a habit that our kids are doing it too, and that is to be punctual always. If in one way or the other, there is an emergency that it's impossible to do it, I'll let him/her know at once. Guess or rather I believe all of us deserve that rather than going there in a hurry not knowing that it's already cancelled.
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31 responses
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
i try as much as possible not to be late and really arrive on time, but sometimes i really get late..hehehe i hate waiting but sometimes i cant just help arriving 5 to ten minues late for my appointments!hehe well, it really depends, when it's my friends that i am meeting, it's alright for me if i meet them qute late, but if it's business or work related, i see to it that i arrive on time!
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
hello austere, At least you're trying and making an effort not to be late in meeting somebody else. Though it's not all of your appointment. Guess it's much better if you'll try it harder in all of your dates. This way, you can use to it and you'll make everybody happy. Thanks for responding and sharing.
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
yeah, i understand what you're trying to say..hehe i am really trying to get to the venue as early as possible!hehe and with my friends, what's sad about being early when i have appointments with them is that they would arrive 5 to 10 minutes late too..hehe but then again, i know it's better to wait for them than being waited on!
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@bsa861 (339)
• India
12 Oct 08
There is no point in giving an appointment to anybody if we are not able to keep it. Its just the basic function of an appointment is to see when are free and accommodate the person for that slot. So if we are not free why give an appointment in the first place. And in case if we get busy after giving the appointment I guess we must inform them well in advance and make alternative arrangements for the person :)
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello bsa861, Good points. Does it means you keep your appointment on time? I guess so because you will not make an appointment unless you can keep it. Regards.[/i]
@anex08 (868)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I always make it to the point that I arrive early before the call time. I feel uncomfortable throughout the conversation if I arrive late and if I allow the other party to wait. Its very impolite to arrive late and that is my practice at all time. I will do my best to attend to what was agreed and if ever there are unavoidable circumstance I make sure to inform. Its better to be the one who wait than to be waited... And I agree with you with two thumbs up... Have a nice day!!!!
• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello anex08, Thanks. Feeling akward is really a very bad situation so it's really good to be early and not feel very akward. Regards.[/i]
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
I know the feeling but when I got appointments,I never cancel it and no matter how late I am,I will come and some people that who knows me well knows how I deal well when I come late..Actually,I am teaching music to some kids and I got some appointment to day and sadly I am late for two hours because I need to pay for the bill of my computer or else they will not connect it and reconnect it after 24 hours so my time was really not enough..What happen is that they called me and ask me If I will still come and I told them I will for sure because I don't want cancellation..:-0 I know how bad to cancel some appointments and I myself experience that and yeah I felt upset but anyway there are lots of reasons why some people cancel it..:-0 God bless and have a nice day..:-0
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello insulin, I know it's hard to cancel an appointments because it might not happen again soon. So keeping it by calling the guy you have appointment with is better than scheduling a new one. Regards.[/i]
@chaska (170)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I try every effort to be on time as much as possible. Sometimes things happen that delay me but if I say that I will be there I usually will. If I can not make an appointment I will call to let you know why I can not come
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello chaska, As long as the effort is there to be early or on time of your appointment it will be greatly appreciated. If not, at least you did your best and you can be blame if something happen to keep you late. Regards.[/i]
11 Oct 08
hi, I do try to be on time as I dont like to keep people waiting, I would rather be early than late!! hugs Jessica
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello jessicaboardman, Good! As long as you keep trying you won't be late. Regards. [/i]
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Hi there! I hate to say it, but I've been always late to my appointment. It's good that you and your kids are doing that and always punctual. keep it up. I'll do my best not to be late anymore. As of now I'm home bound and have no appointments lately. Have a nice day!!
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• Philippines
19 Oct 08
[i]Hello AltheGreat2430, That's great! Give it a try and see how it feel to be early on appointment. I think they got the habit from their grandfather who is a military man and always on the go. Have a great day! Regards.[/i]
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
11 Oct 08
I prefer to be on time. I hate late comers. It irritates me when someone comes late for an appointment. For me its a lack of respect to arrive late for an appointment
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• Philippines
19 Oct 08
[i]Hello ronaldinu, Thanks. I guess nobody let you wait for an appointment? Sometimes it's good to know whom you will be meeting and so you can adjust your time for a habitual late comers. Regards. [/i]
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
11 Oct 08
I have been late one or twice when it was unavoidable but I prefer to get their early. I really hate being late. I would rather get there early and have time to relax as I stress if I am running late and that is not good. If I cannot make it then I cancel it well in advance.
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• Philippines
19 Oct 08
[i]Hello sharra1, That's very thoughtful of you. Yes, you are right that there are times you will be late, unavoidable circumstances happens. Regards.[/i]
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Hi robert! I agree with you. I rather be on time or a bit early then late. I don't like to be late for my appointments. I get all stressed out if I am running late. I try so hard to be on time. I don't always make it because I take public transportation the busses are not always running on schedule and alot of times it isn't my fault but I get upset when I am running late. I try to leave enough time in case something does happen. It is rude to keep someone waiting and I don't like when it is done to me so I try very hard not to do it to anyone else.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
[i]Hello Opal26, It is really stressful when you are already running late for appointment so it's really better to be early than late. I also take the public transportation, and I give allowances for unforseen events. Regards.[/i]
• United States
11 Oct 08
Hi! I used to be late for appointments because I am a bit obsessive-compulsive, so I couldn't leave the house without checking if everything is in order. I learned a hard lesson, though, because one time, I missed out on a very important opportunity and I regretted it. After that, I was never late for appointments and even for work. I declare that it is very important to be punctual. We don't want to wait, so why make people wait? We could lose friends, our job, and even great opportunities if we're not punctual. Happy myLotting!
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• Philippines
12 Oct 08
[i]Hello ag_abscruzmd, It's good you learned your lesson. Some people don't. They are what you call a habitual late comers. May you have more great opportunities. Regards. [/i]
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Yes, I think I am like you in that I always go early to appointments. That way if there is a problem with traffic or some mix-up, I will not be late. It makes me highly uncomfortable to know that someone is having to wait for me.
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• Philippines
12 Oct 08
[i]Hello drannhh, I have the same feeling. Thinking of the people waiting for me is stressful because you tend to worry a while you are late. So to avoid the stress it is better to be punctual. Have a great day. Best regards. [/i]
• India
11 Oct 08
I'm a very very particular about punctuality. I hate waiting and making people wait for me. I also go atleast 5 mins b4 to the destined place when I fix appointment for meeting someone. I'll not wait for more then 10 mins if the person does not turn up on time :)
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• Philippines
12 Oct 08
[i]Hello savitha_r86, Even though I am always punctual to a meeting, I don't hate waiting very much. Maybe because I was used to waiting for being punctual. Regards. [/i]
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
If i have an appointment i make sure that i came on time or much better earlier on the agreed time. Its better to be early that be late. Its so shameful to keep someone waiting for you for an hour or lets say 30 minutes. I dont let anybody wait for me so i dont want to wait also. Im a person who is very specific on time.
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Hello ralphcharleston, That's cool! I agree with you, being early is a good way of saying goodwill to the person you have an appointment. Keep it up. Regards.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
21 Oct 08
I'm always mindful of time and this was enhanced when I worked with Jollibee. They're very strict there. But basically I'm a time-conscious person that if I have an appointment, I'll be there 10 minutes before time. I do this because I don't want people to wait for me--it's just a very uncomfortable feeling.
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• Philippines
21 Oct 08
[i]Hello mjmlagat, That's very good. If you work in a private company, each one has a it's own culture and work ethics and one of this is being punctual to your work and job. Punctuality is key for a good relationship to the customer and company really instilled this discipline to their employee and since you already have this in you, you won't have problem making the adjustment. Regards.[/i]
• Canada
13 Oct 08
I am never late for an appointment, and I don't like it when others are late for appointments with me, either. I think it is important for people to respect eachother and be punctual. If something comes up then it is the duty of the party that will be late, to contact the other with an explanation.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello danishcanadian, Good job! Yes, you are right being punctual is one way of telling the other persons that you respect each other and you keep your appointment on time always. Regards. [/i]
@felher08 (195)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Hi robert19ph! It's really important to take note that when having an appointment one should not be late.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello felher08, Thanks. It is really important and good to be on your appointment early. Regards.[/i]
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 Oct 08
Hello, Robert! Whenever I have an appointment with somebody, I arrive there on time. Usually, half an hour sooner. I don't like to leave others waiting. If I told the person that I am going to be there by 13:00, then I am going to change all my schedule and get there at 13:00. If some emergency happens, I will call and inform the person that I will arrive later or that I won't be able to be there. Some people really get late. I have made appointments with people who used to get always 30 minutes later. So, I get half an hour sooner and have to wait for an hour until the person appears. It just sucks. I'm a patient person, though, so I don't get way too pissed. I just don't like wasting time at all. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello munhozmib, That's sucks. Being patient is also a good virtue and good things you have that too or the other person will be coming in late for nothing also because you are already gone I guess if you are not patient. Keep it up and have a great day always. Regards.[/i]
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I do the same. I don't like to be kept waiting for nothing thus I respect the person's time and effort for meeting or having a schedule with me. I usually come earlier than usual and prepare myself for the meeting and whenever I couldn't come because of some reason, I let the person know a few hours before the scheduled engagement. Plus, I do a confirmation a few hours just to be sure that the person remembered the meeting and to confirm to him/her that I am coming. That has been my habit for a long long time, and so far, no one has every complained about me being late.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello laydee, That's a good idea to call the other people if the meeting is still on. This will save a lot of time and effort for both of you and the other people involve. When everything is ok, getting there early is a good way of showing your respect to the other person's time and effort. Regards.[/i]
@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
I do try to be early than who i am having the appointment with.It is very unprofessional and rude to keep them waiting, specially if it is a business meeting.Punctuality is very important in our everyday life. It is also one way of showing others how considerate we are by not keeping them waiting.
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• Philippines
20 Oct 08
[i]Hello sweetie1026, I agree. Giving each other considerations is a good way to show your respect to each other. Have a great day! Regards.[/i]