Making others wait for you will make them dislike you
January 19, 2010 5 Comments
I don’t know any person who enjoys waiting especially when the time is ticking and you’re aware that every time the clock ticks you’re wasting your time away all because someone has no respect for your time and for you as a person. I really hate waiting because I don’t understand the reason why people make other people wait. Traffic is never a valid excuse since everybody knows when the rush hour is. Traffic will never adjust to your schedule you have to adjust to its schedule. I know I get late sometimes, but it’s a very rare occurrence. Whenever that happens, it only means one thing… something went terribly wrong. I don’t adhere to the saying, “Better late than never” because I am either present or absent. I am not a fan of lateness. I’m not saying I’m perfect I just don’t understand people who leave the house at the agreed time of the meeting instead of earlier! I always leave earlier than the agreed time, so I always end up waiting. There was a time when I tried being late, but I got paranoid; every minute looking at the clock; fidgeting… the nagging feeling that I would make the person I was about to meet wait kept me on my toe, so I left the house and still ended up arriving early and waited. But I waited only for a few minutes, which is a good thing (even though waiting for just five minutes makes me impatient). At least I didn’t wait that long compared to usual. I meet with friends every chance I get, and I enjoy meeting with them. I just don’t enjoy the waiting. I attended a seminar where lateness was never condoned. I never had a hard time complying with that rule. By the way, I was never harsh with first-time offenders. I just shrug off their offense and then I’m okay, but if the offender repeats the same offense over and over, that’s the time I get really, really mad. A good friend of mine and I fight over it every now and then. I know he doesn’t mean to be late at all, but he gets late nevertheless, and I must admit, my impatience gets the best of me most of the time, so we end up fighting over it every time it happens. Anyway, I think I’m just lucky that I have someone I am comfortable to fight with regarding lateness, otherwise, I’d end up alone without friends because I seem strict regarding time. All I’m saying is lateness is never an attractive habit. It shows lack of respect for other people’s time.