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  1. weaselwatchr

    weaselwatchr Viva, Las Vegas!

    Apr 13, 2013
    Do you tend to be late or early when you have to be someplace. Or are you right on time. I usually am always early unless my husband has to come with and then we are late. And it makes me crazy.
  2. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I charge by the hour for anything before noon

    Jan 21, 2012
    umm......I'm a last min/late gal most of the time I hate to admit but I do try to be more organized (and there for less stressed)
  3. Pachimac

    Pachimac Give me all the cliché Christmas movies

    Apr 12, 2016
    Um…exactly on time or a few minutes late. I’m rarely early. I have a really bad time sense.
  4. StefanieS

    StefanieS Think it over, think it under

    Jan 2, 2014
    I tend to be slightly early or on time, hubby and our daughter run late or just in time, but that usually ends up late as they underestimate the time needed.
  5. tanteva

    tanteva Even the professionals are bewildered

    Dec 30, 2011
    I'm often very early. I know I have absolutely no sense of time, and I feel so ashamed if I'm late, I tend to be at least 30 min early. Spent very much time in my life waiting. LOL
  6. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

    Nov 6, 2017
    Before I got married I was early for everything. Since getting married - late for everything. It used to stress me out immensely, now I've had to learn to live with it.
  7. 3BluEyedBabies

    3BluEyedBabies Falling for pumpkin ...

    Jan 1, 2016
    Always early! If you are right on time, you are late!
  8. michelepixels

    michelepixels A pun is not fully matured until it is full groan.

    Jan 2, 2015
    Always early. I hate the stress of rushing, I don't want a spotlight on me, I'm much happier waiting. I've always been this way, though I barely remember what I did to occupy myself in the olden pre-digital days. I likely had a book with me, and I'm a curious sort who always finds my surroundings interesting and is attracted to any kind of text like signs and notices to read. Nowadays it's so easy to wait and I'm never bored because I have the entire world in my phone and can read or play anything I want while I wait.

    Sometimes I purposely arrive at meeting places early enough to have some quiet time to myself before the appointed meeting time and I've been disappointed when my friend arrives early too, cutting off my time early. :lol

    I happen to be an early bird too, and love mornings. I wonder if it's related.

    I was born at 9:40pm though . . . although I was induced, so who knows what time I would have chosen myself. I don't think I was happy with being induced; I look rather angry in my newborn photo.
  9. dotcomkari

    dotcomkari The Deaf Superstar

    May 24, 2012
    I'm always early. I can't stand to be late. I actually tell my husband things are earlier than they are suppose to be so we are not late because he is so darn pokey and likes to take his precious time. I'm one to show up 15 mins before work. I'm one to be perky and ready to go.
  10. umyesh

    umyesh President of the Hangry Ladies Supper Club

    Jul 17, 2012
    I like to be right on time or a little early.
  11. mary kate

    mary kate Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    I don't like to be late, so I'm generally a little bit early.
  12. HavaDrPepper

    HavaDrPepper Space. The final frontier

    Dec 27, 2015
    Generally early.

    In high school I ran around with 2 other girls all the time. 2 of us were always "on time". The third one was always late. We got to the point that if we wanted to meet at 7, we would tell her 6:30. She would show up at 7. We were skeptical when she decided to go to nursing school about her making her shift work on time. She proved us wrong!
  13. jk703

    jk703 CEO of Anything and Everything, Everywhere

    Sep 17, 2012
    I try to be on time. I usually run late. If it's for my kids, I'm early.
  14. LeeAndra

    LeeAndra A total Betty.

    Oct 29, 2010
    Oh, this is such a loaded question for me! :giggle

    One of the biggest ongoing fights I had with my ex was that he was constantly late to everything no matter what. This alone irritated me but it was especially aggravating when the only thing he had to do if we were, say, going on a trip or going to his parents' house was get himself ready while I had one and then two small children + myself to get ready, pack for, etc. I still managed to get three of us ready before he got his one self ready. I started driving places separately so that I wouldn't be late anymore.

    Suffice it to say that this was something I asked about very early on when I started dating my now-fiance. My fiance does generally take longer than I do to do almost anything, including driving, but he makes sure to allow for that when he's getting ready to go somewhere alone or with me.
  15. Memaw2Wm

    Memaw2Wm Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2014
    Generally early. After being scolded for showing up early multiple times, I tend to arrive early, then wait in my car so I don't show up until "on time."
  16. LoveItScrapIt

    LoveItScrapIt I'm a poet, and everyone knows it!

    Sep 7, 2014
    Mostly always early unless....of course HUBBY is coming. lol
    It's infuriating sometimes!!!
  17. KarenC

    KarenC Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    We are always early! Because my hubby is a little obsessive about it lol.
  18. ninigoesdigi

    ninigoesdigi Designer

    Oct 19, 2012
    Early. My dad was like that too. We used to make fun of him cause he would wait outside ready to leave while we were still finishing to get ready lol I am a little less impatient than he was but still, I don't like to be late. Hubby takes forever to get ready so I tell him a false time to be sure he is actually ready at the time I want to leave lol
    Maybe Japan is the right country for me. Late is not good in Japan. Trains in Japan give you a ticket before you leave the station to proof there was a delay,accident or such on the line.
    If you want to be respectful of Japanese people, you will arrive 5 minutes early to any appointments ;)
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  19. dawnmarch

    dawnmarch Actually, no. You are not funny!

    Jan 10, 2015
    I tend toward early arrivals since I think it's inconsiderate to be late in a lot of situations. My DH HATES being late and he will literally start a loudly announced count-down to when we have to leave so the kids are ready. It usually starts with FIFTEEN MINUTES 'TIL DEPARTURE! and then subsequent announcements are made at more frequent intervals. It's actually kinda handy. :lol2
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  20. gonewiththewind

    gonewiththewind I choose joy.

    Dec 15, 2009
    I'd have to say I'm mostly late. Not egregiously, but a few minutes here and there. I used to stress out about it because Jay stressed out about it. Now, I just feel like it's a win that I made it out of the house. I mean, some days it's a miracle to get a shower. :giggle I usually do much better if the appointment/meal/event is in the afternoon or evening. In the morning, I move quite slowly so that contributes to me running late.

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