How important is punctuality to you?

United States
December 19, 2010 11:53am CST
So, I just wonder how important is punctuality to you? Whether it is your commitment to your work, or to a particular person; or should someone commit the same to you. In reality, I admit that I be late for many occasion, and I should do better than that. Now, I also realized that how disappointed I am when someone who is not on time, or someone regard punctuality is a joke. I would like people to be punctual, at the same time, I would also commit myself to do the same. What do you think?
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@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
19 Dec 10
Once I forgot to call my ex-female friend ( not girlfriend, mind you) and say that I couldn't show up for going to school. So she stood there for like 15 minutes. Then the next 4 or so meetings, waiting for half an hour each, she wasn't there and then after the second time I asked her what's going on and I was before told that punctuality is important to her, so the hypocrisy annoyed me and she wouldn't let me be angry at her... Girls... sometimes you just don't understand them... :)
• United States
19 Dec 10
Well, at your case, girls can be unreasonable when they got mad. But in general, what do you think of punctuality, to be on time, when your commit that promise on someone else, and vice versa.
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
for me punctuality is very import to all because i can deliver you to success
@washor (113)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Being punctual is really an important characteristic of a person to have. It means that you can fulfill your obligation on time. Now I know why it is being thought to us as early as grade school.
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
hello kingparker! I am a stickler for being on time, for punctuality and i really hate it when people disregard the value of being on time. Sometimes, i do get late for a variety of reasons and it makes me feel guilty for doing so. It's just that time for me is very golden and should be valued. A person who disregards the value of time for another man is most likely to disregard the value of the man himself. It is therefore safe to assume that a person who have high respect for you will definitely respect your time also, thus he is on time with his appointments with you and with everyone else. Punctuality is very important to me for it is my gauge how a man would treat his woman and vice versa. If he wastes the time of his loved ones with dilly-dallying or with disregard for the time itself, it would be tantamount to being disrespectful to the priorities and time of the person he professed to love.
• Singapore
20 Dec 10
It's definitely very important to me, and it's an important aspect in the principle of life. Take for the simplest example, going to school. Will you like it when you go to school late and they punish you? No right? Same for me. I would want others to do the same too when we set a time to go somewhere. Usually, my friends are slightly late and I'm early and I've to wait for them. It's not fair for the other party who's early.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
20 Dec 10
I am a firm believer in punctuality. i don't like to arrive late for anything. I would rather be early for something than to be late. I have felt that way for the longest time. i don't think it will change for me.
• India
20 Dec 10
I Believe that punctuality should be a must Accepted Quality by Us to Improve our Life Style as well as happening with Us.Punctuality Helps us to Feel Good and Happy in ourselves.I always not work with Punctuality But always try my Best to remain Punctual with Time.So I Give Advice to everyone there Try as much as Possible to work punctually as "Time is Money"..!!
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
I used to work in a hospital and would be really annoyed if the next shift was late, so I learned a lesson never to be late for anything. It really is an inconvenience for the other person if you arrive late.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
20 Dec 10
For me it is a very important thing. I don't mind if a person makes me wait once, as it's just that time, but I would want to know what is what made that person be late. What I absolutely hate is people who are always late. When you make another person wait all the time that shows that you don't care about that person a lot. Nobody likes to be waiting, but even so some people just think only about themselves, and are always late. I am always on time, as I don't want to make others feel as bad as I feel when I have to wait, and I wish everyone was like that.
• India
20 Dec 10
I love being panctual because that has added some value to my career. I can see my boos acting like a watchman for most of the team members however he trusts me about in and out time, he never asked about me and that is the only thing I like about him. I did not give him a chance to ask about my work hours and timings. I believe that being panctual helps more to me than others. That way I can manage my work and personal life well. Thank You for sharing.
@wonga94 (218)
• Singapore
20 Dec 10
Hi kingparker! Punctuality is a very good habit to pick up. It helps us in many different ways. Eg. Your punctuality in a job interview shows your interviewer how sincere you are in applying for the job and this might even increase your chances in getting that job. Schools also trains us to pick up the habit of being punctual. When we are late for school, we get detention as a form of punishment. Therefore in the future, we would manage our time wisely and make sure we aren't late again.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
I am very much particular about time. I always make it a point that I am not late on any commitments may it be personal or business. I do not want to keep people waiting. In fact, most of my meetings and activities, I have always been on time if not earlier than expected. There were times though that I was late, but those time were cause by factors beyond my control...
@sophia18 (107)
• China
20 Dec 10
Punctuality is very important to me.I try my best to be always on time because I think keeping others wait for you is very impolite.For the same reason,I don't like others to be late.However,if they really have something important to do so that they can't make it,I expect they to give me a phone call and not to make me wait,wondering what may happen to them.
@meuji100 (198)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Punctuality is really important in life. You should apply this in any appointment or meeting in life. Anybody would feel sad when someone does not arrive in time and you waited for so long just waiting.
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
Punctuality is a very serious matter to me in everything, at work, relationships or even at home. I see to it that i always arrive on time or even earlier than that. I don't want people waiting for me. And it also shows your professionalism. When you go to work on time it means that you can handle responsibilities well. Who would ever want an employee who's always late. And for relationships, it shows how much you value the person because you are respecting their time.
@1hopefulman (20395)
• Canada
20 Dec 10
I always try to be early for events or appointments as I think it is impolite to keep people waiting or to disrupt others by being late. I don't always succeed but That's my aim in life. Better early than late!
@lady1993 (15716)
• Philippines
19 Dec 10
Punctuality is important for me in anything I do- whether school- related, family gatherings, going to church, etc... I don't like waiting either so I am on time, sometimes even earlier when I meet someone or go to some event.. I'm so sick of Filipino time (it's being 30 minutes- 1 hour behind schedule)..
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
19 Dec 10
There are a number of reasons why being punctual is extreme important to me. If you do not have make the effort to be on time, then really, how much do you care about what is happening? How much do you really care about what is going on? Should I really care about this if you do not bother to be on time? It really does set a bad tone. I try and be punctual every time. However, there are some times where I think that I am one of the few who try. Some people do not leave early enough, because they still do not get that delays do in fact happen and therefore, you need to give it some leeway to arrive on time. It just leaves bad taste in my mouth when people are not on time. It just shows that they are not taking the situation seriously.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
19 Dec 10
It is pretty important for me, but I have gotten more understanding with time, and as I get older, it gets less important for some reason.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
19 Dec 10
I think punctuality is very important. My parents always said, "It is better to arrive early, than late." It shows that you care enough about the people you are meeting. I have been late on occasion, but it doesn't happen often and never for work. If I was going to be late, I would also care enough to call and not keep anyone waiting. It just shows respect and courtesy. Great idea to commit to be on time! Excellent :)