Are you always late for your appointment?

United States
May 25, 2009 2:30am CST
A friend of mine, she always late for every appointment, sometimes, even her job. Her punctuality is negative in my impression. I remember that, sometimes, I have to remind her of her schedule for her dentist appointment. But she always late for 10 minutes at least. Guess, she always end up with begging the dentist to take that appointment. She just sloppy with her schedule planning. I, for myself, I won't be that sloppy. Although sometimes I late for my appointment, but it doesn't happen all the time like her. How about you, do you always late for your appointment too?
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49 responses
@cream97 (29122)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Hi, clorissa123. Most of the time, I am late due to my ride not showing up. My excuse is legitimate. I am not late on purpose, it is just how I am going to be getting to my appointment that has me very late.
@kaylachan (35753)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Mar 10
I'm not one of those people who aim to be late on purpose. I'm usually earlearly or right on time. A few times at work I was late, but it was due to transportation problems. Usually busses getting in late missing connections. I can't be held responsible for that. So... meh.... I was late sometimes but it wasn't a constant habbit.
@coffeegurl (1467)
• United States
7 Mar 10
I try to be early for my dental appointments, but one time a rainstorm delayed my bf and he dropped me off 20min late to the dentist. I felt embarrassed, but the dentist said everyone was late that day due to the rainstorm and that "no one like to go to the dentist in weather like this." That made me feel better. He said he doesn't even like to see his chiropractor in weather like this, and "he's right down the road."
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
Hello clorissa123! I do not want to be late for appointments. That is because I do not want that people are late for appointments too. I don't want to waste my time waiting for people who are very irresponsible. If ever there were times when I was late, for sure, I have good reasons. Besides, if ever I will be late for an appointment, I make sure that I inform the people who will be waiting.
@vicky30 (4768)
• India
29 Jun 09
I am never late for my appointment.When i have appointments with specialists i always reach on time so that i get checked on time and get treated fast.There was a time i had an appointment and i went by bus to the clinic.I reached the clinic ten minutes late.IF we reach appointments late we will get treated last and then we will leave the clinic in the end.
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
10 Jun 09
No, I am never late for my appointments. I always write it on the calendar and I am there 13 minutes before my appointments. I do not like to be late even though when you get there you usually have to wait 15 minutes or more to see the dentist or doctor because they are usually runnning behind for different reason.
@babyorchid (1737)
• China
29 May 09
I would like to be 10mints early rathern than 1min later. that's not a polit deed especially for the interview.but, unlucky, i was 1hours later for the job face2face interview bcz of getting the wrong adress of their location.but they still offer me the chance of interview... hv a good day
@mano5chi (207)
• Spain
28 May 09
Maybe I am a very fussy person, but I should say I haven´t been late for an appointment since four years at least. I think clocks exist for some reason. I can´t see a cause for being early or late on purpose. Even when I am going out with my friends or I have a date with my girlfriend I try to arrive on time. When I have to wait I get really nervous, so I don´t like to make anyone nervous, especially a dentist, hahaha. As I said, I probably am a picky person, but this way of thinking makes sense to me.
@Ritchelle (3793)
• Philippines
27 May 09
when i was still single you can bet on my presence 10 minutes earlier. however, now, if my husband is coming with me bet that we'd be late. i hate it but he improved already and seems cannot improve anymore from hours late to only minutes when he married me. it was only now that i realized that, sometimes, the person is not the one entirely responsible for his or her tardiness.
27 May 09
Punctuality is one of my stron points, I hate being late and making an entrance. If you have somewhere to be it it is down to yourself there is no reason to be late in my mind, unless something out of your control happened. If I am not quite sure how to get to a place I will always make sure I will leave in the time it should take plus an extra 30-60 minutes depending on how far away it is. There is always a coffee shop or a park to walk in if you are really early. This way you are less stressed, can have time to do something else first which wasn't planned. I would be very annoyed with your friend if this was a routine of hers.She needs to get a grip and show some courtesy.
@dh6136 (13)
• Taiwan
27 May 09
Oppositely, I am always in/on time for any appointment as "being on time" indicates that I have kept my promise. And keep promise means my unique personality and characteric. In any instance, I will keep the other party informed before hand should I must fail to make it in time for any reason. daniel http://icare707.net
@modstar (9605)
• Philippines
27 May 09
I have always been on time whenever i have an appointment. I even prepare for it one day before like ready the things i'll need or clothes to wear so that i won't get late. I really don't want people to be disappointed at me by waiting too long for me. I even see to it that i arrive first at the meeting place. I think it's rude to be late especially on a formal meeting or just any business meeting.
@bellis716 (4800)
• United States
27 May 09
I am never late for an appointment. My husband, a career military man (retired), will not let me. He has trained this procrastinator well.
@csrobins (1120)
• United States
27 May 09
I have a problem with being on time to tghings but not appointments or things that I have to be at at a certain time. When it's something like meeting up with people or a movie I can be pretty bad because i am trying to get ready and underestimate the amount of stuff I have to do and overestimate the amount of time I have to work with. I am a fairly punctual person, but not according to my boyfriend haha, he should complain less though, because I just want to look good for him
@AmbiePam (59175)
• United States
26 May 09
I'm almost always early for any appointment I have. I don't want to lose my appointment if I am late. Some doctor offices will cancel a person's appointment if they are ten minutes late. But that isn't why I'm early all the time. I just think it is kind of rude to be constantly late. For any appointment, whether it be a doctor appointment, or a lunch date.
@cortney09 (1345)
• United States
26 May 09
I am usually early for an appointment. I was always on time for an appointment, until I met my husband and now I am usually early for an appointment. HE thinks that it's a good idea to leave early for an appointment, just in case there is a lot of traffic or something like that. I think if it were just me though I would probably either be right on time or sometimes late for an appointment.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
26 May 09
I am only late if something happens that causes me to be late. I do not worry about being late for a doctor appointment as they never take anyone on time, unless I have the first appointment of the day.
@tbmorris1 (158)
• United States
26 May 09
I try to make it a point to be at least on time. Sometimes things happen though and you are just going to be a little late. I definitely don't like to make a habit of it. It seems almost like common courtesy for me to be on time to my appointments. If I was on the receiving end of the lateness, I wouldn't appreciate it either. I try remember that when I know I have some where I need to be. I am forgetful too, but I tend to remind myself about it several times or write it down some where I will see it so I am less likely to forget it!!
• Philippines
26 May 09
I hate to be late. When I have an appointment, I'll make it sure that I arrived 30 minutes before the time. That's what I've learned from my father. Late people are considered lazy. With exemptions to those who have a valid reason why they're late.
• China
26 May 09
No, i think it's not polite for guys late for appointment. It's a bad habit and everyone who has such a defect should strive to change it.