Is it DNA? Why can some people not be punctual?

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  1. NashvilleDeluxe

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    Our school has a strict punctuality policy...and no bells. Ever.

    We use satellite-sync'd clocks that are in every corridor. Kids have to learn to manage their time or stay after school on Wednesday/Friday. We've noticed that even kids transferred from more relaxed schools learn to gauge their time within a week or two.

    I think it's a great gift to them as they go forth in life.
     
  2. AndyLowry

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    But does he call to say he's coming?
     
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    At what point is someone late? 20 minutes doesn't sound officially late to me.
     
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    Hmmmm.... have to disagree. 20-25 minutes round trip travel time plus 20 minutes late = 40 to 45 minutes of an hour lunch.


    Much more than 5 minutes is late in this scenario (in my opinion).
     
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    Well played Andrew... well played.
     
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    I don't have the late gene, but my wife does. We are always late. I've said in the car as we're driving to someone's house, "we are always, always, always late", then she got all defensive and claimed it wasn't true. So I started keeping track and entering the times on my phone. The next time we had this same conversation, I replied to her comment by pulling out my phone and listing the dates, events, and minutes late. Now it turns out that not only aren't we *that* late, but I'm officially anal as well. :mad:
     
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    I have a friend who claims he was born half an hour too late.
    Been struggling his whole life to catch up, but hasn't made it yet.
     
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    I think this is the answer.

    I'm on time because I think it's respectful to the other person.

    I know what it's like to wait and WASTE my time so I try not to be that guy. That's where I think respect and being considerate comes from, having an understanding of the situation beyond how it affects yourself.

    I have a friend who is late for everything too. Her excuse is always that she's so busy she can't stay on track. From a far it's obvious that she's no more busy than the rest of us, maybe even less so. I do think that she honestly believes there's no possible way to make her schedule work, ever. It's weird how someone can actually be kind of a good friend, but have no idea how much of an a-hole they can be. It's REALLY hard sometimes not to take it personally, but everyone gets the same treatment.

    I think the solution of making myself late a few times might be a good one. Sad that it's a 36 year old I'd be using these tactics on.
     
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    I know people who run late, and if I want them to come over at 7:00, I'll tell them to come over at 6:30. They'll still be late, but not as late as if I said 7:00.
     
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    Yeah, we do that with her, usually half hour to an hour earlier.

    Last year we had an Octoberfest party and for fun told her it started 2 hours early. We figured she could help set up if she was actually there before anyone.

    NOPE. STILL 2 HOURS LATE!!! So actually 4 hours. Has to be some kind of record.
     
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    I had a co-worker, who lived a 5 minute walk from work.
    And yet was still late 2-3 times a week??
     
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    My family is late to family parties. ALWAYS. If I tell them that the party starts at 2PM, they show up at 4PM.

    As for late or on time; I'm on time when I care, late when I don't.
     
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    Some people work on a different internal time clock than the rest of us. One of my daughters is like that. I had to race across two lane country roads at 80 mph to get her to her wedding on time. Somehow for her, time stretches indefinitely when she's getting ready to go somewhere.
    The good thing is, once you know a person is always going to be like that, you make allowances for it.
     
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    Can't make an entrance if you're the first one there.
     
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    Because other people may be relying on you to be on time and may have schedules of their own that they need to stay on. Being consistently late shows that you have no respect for other people.

    Jim
     
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    I had a co-worker like that. She was given a final warning and then fired.

    Jim
     
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