Are you always early or always late?

Philippines
August 7, 2010 8:40pm CST
Me and my friends are meeting out today. One of my friend is either too early to arrive or too late. The other one, usually comes in time or doesn't come at all. Anyway, meeting time is 10 so I woke up at 8, with only 4 or 5 hours of sleep. It turns out both will be late. I should have slept still... Lol... Anyway are you always early or always late when meeting up?
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38 responses
• United States
9 Aug 10
Depends on who's driving....lol If my mom is taking me somewhere I'm going to get there late 98% of the time =] She never listens to me when I tell her we should leave ten minutes before or when I give her directions somewhere. She always has argue with me telling me it's not that way to get there. I have a perfect example....the other day we were going to Sonic and I told her get off on the third exit from the freeway and turn to the left.....she told me no it's not until the fourth exit so I told her "okay don't listen to me I'm not the one driving anyways". So she went her way which was wrong and had to backtrack to the street I told her =] but we almost missed happy hour lol
• United States
9 Aug 10
I LOVE being right lol
@atv818 (1988)
• United Arab Emirates
8 Aug 10
I make it a point to arrive first or earlier than the approved meeting time so I can have time to prepare especially if it is for a meeting or sale. This shows a respect for somebody else's time. That will be a good first impression to the one you are meeting regardless if it's for business or pleasure.
• Ireland
8 Aug 10
I am almost always early- but most of my friends are almost always late! So now I try to arrive at around the time I think they will arrive at (it depends on the person, some are usually only ten minutes late, some are usually more like twenty minutes late). If someone was as late as a whole hour I would be furious!
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
11 Sep 11
I always be the one late. But that is a case with my closest friends. At work, or other important meeting, I intend to be earlier, that is some manner or protocol I have to show others or my clients. Like my parents teaching, you have to earlier, and don't let other people wait for you.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
I'm usually early when meeting up. Except that when I know that the person I'm meeting is a chronic late comer, I would go at the time I think he/she would arrive
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
10 Aug 10
Hi, santosmarichris. If I have to meet someone, I am usually on time. I may also be some minutes late too. Like 10 minutes or so. I try to be on time when I have to meet someone. It is hard, but I will do my best to be early so that I don't have to keep the person waiting on me.
@letty15 (44)
• Canada
9 Aug 10
im always early if im meeting wt someone coz i dont want also that the person im going to meet is late. so better ealr than someone will wait for you.
• United States
8 Aug 10
I try to be on time but with having an eight year old son, I sometimes have to be late. He waits till the last minute to get his shoes and coat on. I also have to wait on my husband to get ready because he has to put his shoes and socks on then tie them. I can't drive any more because of my health problems so he is my driver or else I would be on time more of the time lol.
@tedifa (1235)
• Indonesia
8 Aug 10
Absolutely i always come early.If we come early we can prepare about anything,prepare your self,report,and your mind.But if we're coming late..oh no..everything it's always out of under control.
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
8 Aug 10
i always try to be early because you never know what the traffic will be like, etc. i think it looks bad if you are always late.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
Well regardless of whatever it is that I am attending to, I am either early or on time. I always see to it that I do not arrive late. The only reason perhaps that I may come in late to an appointment or meeting is due to circumstances beyond my control.
@Gany15k (1674)
• India
8 Aug 10
To be true ..I will be late most of the times..My friends will always scold me for coming late....But I can't change that one..Mostly we will go to movies..So if they miss the opening scene then they will scold me..But nowadays I'm early..It is always fun being with friends and when they scold too..We are big gang..always have lots of fun...
@nancy0618 (477)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
actually, i have to admit, i am always late, but not long, say around fifteen minutes at most, because i do not want to wait too, :P i want THEM to wait for me rather than i wait for them, it is as simple as that lolz
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
8 Aug 10
I usually like to be early when meeting, usually I'm the one who waits. But I'm not a patient person, I'll leave if the person I'll meet doesn't arrive ten minute past the appointed time. I hate the persons who are alway late!
• China
8 Aug 10
I'm not trying to brag about, but I'm really a very time-conscious person. Whatever I do, I try to do it at the scheduled time. Perhaps it has something to do my work which requires me to do it at a specific time. If I have an appointment with someone, I usually get there five to ten minutes earlier, especially when the person I'm going to meet is not familiar to me. It's okay for me to wait for someone else but I don't want to keep others waiting. That's just impolite.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
8 Aug 10
I always try to reach in time. I do not want others to wait for me unnecessarily. If I happen to caught in an unexpected traffic jam, I try to inform the person, who is waiting for me.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
8 Aug 10
I'm always late. I used to make friends, boyfriends really pissed and didn't know what else to do until having this idea I've been using for more than 5 years and it's working: I set the time to they be there one hour and a half or two hours later than me. And I plan to be there one hour earlier but end up being right on their time. I guess I don't be late anymore :D I believe it was really annoying for them and a shame for me.
@weisz_84 (26)
• Philippines
8 Aug 10
I'm The kind of guy who hate getting late.if you're early,you are on time,if you're on time' then you are late.Thats my time
• United States
8 Aug 10
I am always early. I am just a promt person dont really know why. I hate being late and I hate when people are late. Im always like 15mins early to anything. Im there before the person who tells me to be there at the certain time is. It can be frustrated though. The fact that im always early causes alot of waiting. Its seems that everyone shows up late, so now im early and im waitin even longer because the time we were all suppose to be there noone showed up at that time.
@micos2 (2)
8 Aug 10
I'm always late, but all my friends know about that, so when they plan to meet at 8:30pm, they tell me the meeting hour is like 7:30pm. That way I don't get there so late, lol
@blueboy3 (123)
• Ireland
8 Aug 10
My Dad was always extremely earlier for everything. He would be at church an hour before service. As a result, I tend to be early or late, but rarely right on time. I never learned how to arrive on time!