Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The waiting game.

Today I am waiting. Waiting for instructions. Waiting on information. Waiting for people who have never, nor will ever be, on time.

I hate lateness. It wastes my time and yours. Plus (and call me old-fashioned if you like) it's Just Plain Bad Manners.

We were brought up to be on time. Arriving on time is a sign of respect. It means you are a person who does what she says she will. It's also a sign that you are not a self-involved twit.

I think I'm getting hyper-sensitive to lateness because I deal with it almost every single day. It's not the "5-minutes-behind" variety of late, or even the "traffic was awful, I'm so sorry!" kind. It's when people say they'll be over to eat at 6:00 so you have dinner ready to go... and then they casually stroll in at 7:45 and tell you that they stopped for pizza on the way because they were SO hungry.

To take the edge off the waiting, I had an eclair.

My mom's are better.


Hannah said...


Missy said...

never invite them to dinner again!
I've been there, and I rather hate that as well.

Ali said...

I'm right there with you!

Charlo said...

I used to be really paranoid about being on time, then after getting stressed so many times because someone else's lollygagging kept making me late, I developed a "if you can't beat them, join them" mentality. It's helped relieve my own stress significantly, but it's funny you are saying this, because I was just thinking how I need to redevelop my prompt habits.

Sarah said...

You are the most punctual (which = thoughtful) person! I hated when I was late for cooking club - especially to your house.
I hate when people are late... though sometimes I am.

The Mathews Family said...

Ditto. Being chronically late is definitely a sign of disrespect. I can't stand when it gets written off as "That's just how they've always been."

Nope. Sorry. You're a self-involved twit. :o) Well, not YOU Jeri, my dear. You're the best! *wink*

Amy said...

Oh shoot, you were totally talking about me huh? What was I late for this time?