What happened to "If you don't arrive 5 minutes early, then you are late"?

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  1. petenali profile image85
    petenaliposted 6 years ago

    What happened to "If you don't arrive 5 minutes early, then you are late"?

    Am I the only one that has noticed a decrease in the art of punctuality?  I am always the first person to an event and that's simply by being there "5 minutes early"... I seem to be the exception to the rule nowadays.  Any else experienced this?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Most people have not heard of that. Including myself. It's a nice comment though.

  3. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 6 years ago

    This is so true. Punctuality means respect. I am always punctual due to the respect of others. The world doesn't revolve around "One Person's schedule". That is why we have clocks and certain times for appointments, work, school. etc. Personally I feel what someone is saying when they are continually late is MY time is worth more than YOURS. GREAT QUESTION!!

  4. IDONO profile image81
    IDONOposted 6 years ago

    Agreed. But being devil's advocate, what happened to " You're not late until you get there."

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Let me define "late":

      Adjective: Doing something or taking place after the expected, proper, or usual time: "his late arrival".
      Adverb:    After the expected, proper, or usual time.

      e.g. After 5pm, whether you have "got there" or not, you are LATE!

    2. IDONO profile image81
      IDONOposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry petenali. Didn't mean to piss you off.

    3. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      IDONO, I wasn't upset... only clarifying that just because you haven't arrived at an event, the people who have planned for the event to begin at a set time would consider you late once that set time has passed whether you have arrived or not.  Peace

  5. Amy Hyun profile image70
    Amy Hyunposted 6 years ago

    This is true. Whenever I schedule events with friends, I'm always the first one there. They usually come late.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Frustrating, isn't it?

 
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