Does it bother you when people are late?

@kykidd (6819)
United States
November 21, 2008 1:15pm CST
Does it bother you when people are late, or is it just me? I do not like to wait on people. If I tell someone I am going to do something or be somewhere, and I'm not going to make it on time, I will call them. What about you? Do you call if you are going to be late, or do you just let the person sit there waiting, doing nothing, because they know that you are supposed to show up any minute? Maybe I'm just really particular, but I think that we should all try to be on time or we should call. We are taking up that person's time while they could be doing something else. What's your views on the subject? If you are a person who is late, can you explain what is going through your mind? Why is it that people don't call to let you know?
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@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I hate it when people are late. I usually make an extra effort to try to get where I need to be on time. It takes discipline to stop what you are doing and make yourself get ready to leave on time, especially when going somewhere you don't want to go to begin with. I wish everyone would make the same efforts I do to be on time. I don't like having to wait on people.
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@kykidd (6819)
• United States
21 Nov 08
I know there are times when you can run late, and that's true especially for those who have kids. But sometimes I think people just don't care about looking at the clock and being somewhere when they say they will. Thank you for your response and have a nice day.
@arcidy (5016)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Sometimes it bothers me when people are late like if where going to the movies and they said they were going to meet me at my house but then they end up being late and then that makes us late for the movie. That has happend so many times that annoys me a lot.
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@kykidd (6819)
• United States
21 Nov 08
Well, I hope you can figure out a way to get these people to be more timely. There is nothing worse than showing up late and missing the first part of the movie. Plus, even if you're not late for the movie it's better to be early enough to buy popcorn and be there early enough to get a good seat! Thanks for your response, and have a great day!
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
21 Nov 08
It surely does! My father taught us to be early. My son's dad - to whom I was married for 20 years - was the worst at being late. He even lost a few jobs because of it. When we planned Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner at my mom's house, we always told him that dinner was at least an hour before it was really planned, hoping he would be on time. (I learned to take my own car and our son so we would be there early enough to help out.) He finally caught on to that, though, so he'd still be late. Drove me nuts.
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@kykidd (6819)
• United States
21 Nov 08
It is annoying, you're right. I would like to know what goes on inside of these people's heads. Sometimes I think I would rather not show up at all than be late. I guess I'm weird that way. Thank you for your response, and have a great day!