I Am Always Late

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 226 People

    I grew up in an artist family

    so I don't know about timing. I was always free what to do, I could play, read books... etc. all day and night without any limitation. I guess that's why, time management was always a problem for me.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2016

    I Won

    ...the trophy, according to my univ sociology prof, of the being simultaneously the best and most-frequently-late student he had ever had.  
    meeeese meeeese
    1 Response Jun 3, 2009

    Always Have Been, Always Will Be...

    Ever since I started going places by myself, I've always been late for everything. I guess it's because I think I can walk faster than I actually can. I don't mind being late though. Although I'm quite patient, I do prefer not to be sitting around waiting for ages for things to...
    fruityoldgrape fruityoldgrape
    56-60, F
    1 Response May 7, 2009

    How C An I Be On Time??

    I'm always late.Have tried everything but nothings seems to help get me on time!!Help!!
    spirit spirit
    26-30, F
    Dec 21, 2007

    Not Again...

    school, meetings, parties, you name it. i'm late. i've earned the nickname "late megan" from my bad habit. i promise, i always try to be on time.
    dearest dearest
    18-21, F
    Feb 14, 2008

    Fashionably Late, That Is

    I am always late. Everyone knows that I never get aywhere on time or early. When my family says 12:30 pm we really mean 1:30...and that sort of applies to everything else. I've created this habit where I look at the clock every five seconds then not look at it for another ten...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2008

    I Just Love To Sleep

    I make an appointment with my advisor and forget ... she waits for me while I'm in a deep sleep ... I don't attend the classes because I'm too lazy to wake up and I just loooove to skip ๐Ÿ˜œand go out with my friends instead of attending the classes ... every new year in college...
    noora17sage noora17sage
    22-25, F
    Nov 19, 2013

    Whats The Point?

    People don't notice when you're punctual, because everyone is always a bit late! lol
    johnnykl johnnykl
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2009

    Maybe Not Always!!

    i just seem to have this problem whereby, if i plan everything, and make sure everything is set to a schedule, i always find that i end up being late with everything, but on the other hand, if i leave everything till the last minute to get it all done, i am almost always on time...
    cowshed123 cowshed123
    36-40, M
    Jan 16, 2012

    The Last One Wins

      Perhaps not ‘Late’… more like ‘strategically last’. Sometimes I plan to be late, but most of the time it’s a weird kind of self-sabotage where I purposefully allow myself an extra few seconds, or to sit at home for a little while...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    4 Responses May 14, 2007

    Have I Introduced You to 'mizzblue' Time:?

    Yes - there is such a thing! Everyone knows that I will be there at lets say 1ish, which usually means between 1:15 or 2.    Yeah == I procrastinate too - go figure.
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    Dec 21, 2008
    SanitySister SanitySister
    46-50, F
    Mar 18, 2014

    Unfortunately, All The Time...

    I never meant to be late for anything...but I'm just terrible at timing things. Yeah, I have clocks around my house and I wear a watch whenever I'm outside...I even have a cell...yet I'm always late. I know, what a shame right? Always prepare ahead and leave yourself some extra...
    Obsidiann Obsidiann
    1 Response Jul 17, 2012

    My family calls me " la ultima y nos vamos"

    (the last and let's go) it's so weird , always when I step in the vehicle, every one's in there already, when I go to church, they're just about to start singing, when I'm coming to the breakfast table, everyone started eating already ๐Ÿ˜ฌ who has an idea how to change this...
    BettyMartens BettyMartens
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    Super Punctual Turned Tardy Pants

    Up until I hit 31, I was RARELY ever late. I was typically 15+ minutes early to everything. I was early to the dentist. I was early to family events. I was early to pediatric appointments. I was even early to work. When I was a teenager, I went to school early and came home...
    NoGodsNoMasters NoGodsNoMasters
    31-35, F
    Jan 16, 2012

    I am rarely on time. I am late in every single

    appointment I make. Whether it's early in the morning or late at night. Even on very special occasions. I remember being habitually tardy since the third grade and I have been ever since. Even if I wake up early, just in time or really late, I still wouldn't make it on time...
    SansSunshine SansSunshine
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2013

    Late Again

    I dont want to be late....never wants my freind to wait 4 me...but it seems like nothing is with me...even i plan its like my fortune to be late. Today i woke early so that this time i will not be late. I left my home early .....but my bike broke down in my way and again I m late...
    markabs markabs
    22-25, M
    Jun 2, 2009

    Whenever I'm on my way to school

    or work, I like to pass a lot I people on he freeway cuz I makes me feel better about how late I am.
    Chris1083 Chris1083
    22-25, M
    Mar 22, 2014

    It Runs In My Family

    I'm late for everything.  Everyone in my immediate family is the same way.  Being early sucks.  I hate sitting around and waiting.  I have recently started setting my clocks to as much as 20 minutes fast.  I have to mentally trick myself into thinking I'm...
    neptuneboy neptuneboy
    31-35, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2007

    I'm Not Late, Your Clock Is Just Fast.

      I always feel like time is on my @$$. I never feel like I have enough of it. I am usually late when it comes to most everything. It's not like I don't try....I always try to make it, if I have to be somewhere at a prompt time. I guess, I should just consider it as being...
    QueenOfHearts QueenOfHearts
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2009

    Always Late..

    ..especially during college. I was always late for 15 minutes or more. Probably my most late was around 15 minutes before the next period. I can even remember my professors telling me: "Ms. ___, aren't you too early for your next class?" or "You're early for the...
    anschel anschel
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2008

    Despite Time...

    ...being pretty important in my job, as soon as I left work, I was/am always late for everything. I don't know why. I swear I give myself enough time to get ready, to get what I need on the way to somewhere. But I always end up late. Maybe I shouldn't...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2009

    Ruined My Life

    I have a mild form of OCD which contributes to this problem, but a lot of my constant lateness is also just a terrible, unbreakable habit. I can't stand it, and yet I can't seem to change. Saraannxo, I sympathise - I lost my last job through lateness and am also about to lose my...
    kribensis kribensis
    1 Response Nov 23, 2008

    I Am Always Late

    I am ALWAYS late. For appointments, for dinners, for movies, even for work. They could fire me so easily for that lol. I've tried to work on my lateness, waking up earlier, getting organised, nothing works. I think I actually like being late, I hate being rushed. It's a mystery...
    Mediocre Mediocre
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 25, 2010

    It has been an honour to meet

    so many awesome people on this program. However with the site closing this will be my last post. Good luck to everyone.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 24, 2016

    I don't even know how it happens

    but I am always late when meeting up with friends, I handed in so much late coursework this year at uni and got deductions because of it. Time to face the facts and change my habits, this can't go on any more: I am lazy!
    AlliterationAnonymous AlliterationAnonymous
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2014

    have you ever had your name called out

    for a flight?.... I have i was like **** haha
    tommoz19 tommoz19
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    Seriously, I Must Be Cursed!

    Ok, so for the most part, everyday I get late to my first class in the morning, but it's not always my fault! Yes, I have occasionally: overslept, gotten lost, lost my keys, got stuck on facebook, went to the wrong class, and lost track of time doing the last minute homework...
    TheLonelySongbird TheLonelySongbird
    1 Response Jan 26, 2011

    So I want to know, how do you deal with this?

    How does your family? What makes you late? There's always something last minute happening that makes me late. Even if I started getting ready way in advance. At this stage I have given the fxck up. I just tell people to bear in mind that I'll be late. What do you do, do you tell...
    roseblade roseblade
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2015

    So Sick of It!

    I am absolutley fed up with being late!  And now my job is suffering.  I got a nasty email from the boss and a warning.  If I'm late another time I am fired! God!  Why can't I get this under control? I am a good worker but lateness has always been my...
    saraannxo saraannxo
    Oct 28, 2008
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