I’m always late. Generally about 5-10 minutes anywhere I go. It’s annoying, but I promise it’s more stressful for me than whoever happens to be waiting on me. Mostly because I try really hard to make sure that people know never to wait on me.
My typical introduction goes something like this: “Hi, I’m Kaitlin. I’m late all the time, so for future reference, if you’re ever waiting on me, don’t. Go do the fun thing. I’ll catch up, and I swear I won’t hold it against you.”
But I get that people feel bad and it’s not cool to put them in that position.
I disagree with the many blogs out there that say that being late is a sign of disrespect and selfishness. Look, I was late to my own wedding. It’s really not personal. Mostly it’s because I have 9,999 thousand things on my to-do list and the temptation to squeeze just one more thing in before I go is overwhelming. Consequently, when people are late to meet me, I’m not annoyed, I use the time to get one more thing done while I wait on them. But I do get that not everyone is as lax about being on time as I am.
So this year, I’m making an effort to change all that. For once I’m not resolving to lose weight or work out every day. I’m resolving to be on time. We’ll see how it goes.
What’s your New Years Resolution?