We have a saying at our house: "If you are on time, then you are late!" That is just how I feel. I cannot stand to be late anywhere. And people who are late just annoy me. I do not understand why people are habitually late. I used to have a 'person' who came to our house for holidays meals and she was NEVER on time. It didn't work to change the time to suit her. It didn't work to change the time for later and not tell her. Nothing worked. She was never on time. We finally got to where we just started the meal when everyone else was there and she could start whenever. But it still annoyed me.
Why is it hard to be on time? During my working years I liked to get to the hospital early. Make coffee. Chitchat with co-workers. Clock in. Start working. If you are early, then you have time for all of that. Otherwise you are always trying to catch up with yourself.
I recently read something about George Washington and punctuality. It was said that he felt being on time was a way of showing respect to others and he therefore expected the same respect to be shown to him. I knew there was a reason I liked George Washington. It is about respect, isn't it.
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I think being punctual shows you are honorable, dependable, and it strengthens your integrity. I taught my sons to be punctual. And my grandchildren are learning.
How do you feel about being on time? Is it an important virture to you?
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