Wednesdays Question

questionIt’s Wednesday so that means it’s question time. It’s time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We’d all like that.

Here’s this weeks question: Are you concerned about arriving on time for appointments or is being a bit late more your style?

On time. Other folks’ time is valuable and when you throw them off they have a hard time catching back up. I especially hate to follow that late person. Drives me over the edge sometimes. It’s like they are the only one on the planet that matters.

68 thoughts on “Wednesdays Question

  1. Barb says:

    Usually I am on the early side of on time. I hate being rushed or late so I am usually early. Remember, I have neither owned nor used an alarm clock in over 30 years. I am always up at O Dark Thirty ;))

    Have some pasta today. It's Prince Spaghetti Day, after all. x0x0

  2. DrillerAA09 says:

    It was always my habit in business to arrive about five minutes early to an appointment. Being late for a meeting is the first indication that deadlines are not important to you.

  3. joeh says:

    I always try and be early but somehow something always seems to happen. Sadly I tend to be a late person. I know it seems disrespectful, but it is not, I think it is a mental disorder.

  4. Caren Gittleman says:

    This is too funny, I was just ranting and raving about this to my husband! I am ridiculously early for everything! I was just ranting and raving that my sister-in-law wants to leave for the airport tomorrow at 5:45 am and our flight leaves at 7:25am. They will start boarding at 7. We won't get to the airport til around 6:15. I like to have time to go to the ladies room and stop and buy water and a banana. She is cutting it way too close, but her husband is driving us and i am losing my mind right now!!!! Have a great day! xoxo

  5. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    Early, early,early. I drive my wife nuts. When we go to get our flight to go to Florida, I have to be at least 3 – 4 hours. We're always the first people but I don't care. I'd rather sit there for a few hours waiting. I hate those people who have to run to get their flight. I remember a friend who would arrive to a wedding reception when people are eating their dinner just so that she could be noticed in front of everyone. I hated that. Early is the name of the game to me.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Jean(ie) says:

    EARLY! I'm one who is driven nuts by latecomers. With professionals like docs, hairdressers, etc., I know how bad it stacks up their schedules, so I make an effort to get there early. Time is a precious commodity these days. I don't want to waste it

  7. BeadedTail says:

    I'm always there early but usually end up waiting for appointments because it seems no one else before me was on time. So frustrating! I'm always way early to the airport for flights too because I'm a bucket of nerves until I'm at the gate.

    Hope you're having a great week Sandee! I'm finally upright and hope to stay this way for at least four hours so I can work a bit. Smooches to Little Bit!

  8. Jean R. says:

    My dad used to have a saying that if you're not 15 minutes early, you're late. He allowed 15 minutes because in the old days it took 15 minutes to change a tire and you'd be prepared if that needed to be done along the way. I'm ALWAYS early and take a book along to read in the car if I'm too early. I don't like the stress of running close to the wire.

  9. Stephanie Faris says:

    On time! I try to arrive a few minutes early. I remember when I worked downtown and we interviewed people for jobs, they'd show up ridiculously early. Parking downtown was always iffy, so I understood, but it was always a huge inconvenience when they'd arrive 45 minutes early and sit outside the office while we interviewed the person before us. When I showed up that early, I'd usually do crazy things like circle the block, wait in my car, or stop by a bookstore (if one was nearby) and wait. I'm sure Starbucks locations are filled with people waiting nearby their designated meeting spot.

  10. LAC says:

    I despise being late. Often, when time allows, I am even as early as 30 minutes. I've been told it came make a big difference in the rest of the day for staff at places like Dr. offices, etc. Helps make up for the late birds who mess up their day.

  11. Marcia Shaw Wyatt says:

    I'm seldom if ever late. I typically arrive at appointments either right on time or several minutes ahead of time. Like you Sandee, I had being thrown off schedule by people who are late. Drives me nuts! 🙂

  12. Linda says:

    I have always been a punctual person and very well organized, so I don't have problems with this. I am on time for work, doctor's appointments and even meeting with friends. I actually show up a little early…between a half hour and 15 minutes earlier. 🙂

  13. mail4rosey says:

    I just followed a late person to a very important meeting and it cut my time short when the next gal showed up. I was not overly pleased. Count me in for on-time.

  14. Kathe W. says:

    Both my sweetie and I are compulsively early- so are our kids….however some of our relatives and friends are never on time…I view it as rude and disrespectful- some I even tell to be at our house for dinner an hour earlier than I really want them so that they will actually be on time when they think are late….

  15. Marg says:

    I am always early to where ever I am going, then there isn't any panic about being there on time if there is traffic or something. Good question Sandee. You and Zane have great day and Little Bit too.

  16. Christine says:

    I go by my dad's standards: 10 minutes early is early. 5 minutes early is on time. On time is late. It annoys me to no end when people are consistently late.

  17. Traveling Bells says:

    I am the "arrive early" person. Hubby always has ONE more thing to do, so is therefore late. A lot. That drives me crazy. We are working on it. Haha!

    Scritches to Lil Bit. Big hugs to you and Zane, honey…

  18. cube says:

    I'm always early. I make it a point to get my stuff done before an appointment. We all live busy lives… and I try to respect the lives of everybody else by being on time.

  19. "Annie" says:

    Oh, this is a perfect question for me to answer today. I arrive on time, and usually have to wait. Although, this is often the case at Doctors appointments. Physician's cut into my time and mess me up all of the time. In fact, I was just thinking about how much money they've cost me just in time the other day. But then, I'm a writer, so what is my time worth?

    I love this, I couldn't have said it better: "It's like they are the only one on the planet that matters."

    You hit the nail on the head.

    Great, great question!

    Have super great day!

    "Huge hugs" to you-

  20. Ann Thompson says:

    Always have been always will be 15-20 minutes early for everything. Now that I have my kindle with me all the time it's not even so bad waiting once I get where I'm going. I just read to pass the time

    • Comedy Plus says:

      Yep, you know your folks. The hairdresser is probably late because all or some of the appointments in front of you were late. That's what mine complains about. 🙂

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