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I Don't Like It When People Are Late

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 261 People

    It's Really Rude

    But people don't really seem to care about being polite any more. I don't understand when people are late, like, what's the point? I always am very punctual, I don't really like to be too early (except in certain situations: doctor's appointments, interviews, etc.), but I...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2008

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    No Tolerance For That

    I live in a country where being late for a meeting or appointment is okay. Being late for 15 to 30 minutes or even longer is acceptable. But not for me. I hate people who are not punctual. Yesterday, I arranged for an appointment with a contractor regarding my new house. I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 2, 2010

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    You Know Where and When ?

    I do not understand how some people are always, late. If you know when and where whats the problem. It' not the people that run into heavy traffic or constuctionthat bother me , those things are beyound our control. It's the ones that are always behind, because they don't look...
    goodheart goodheart 46-50, M Mar 19, 2008

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    I Just Don't Get It

    I'm have a small dinner party this evening for a few friends. One of them - who's actually normally pretty punctual - has warned me that she might be late because she's watching a sports event on television that might run into extra time. OK, it's great that she's warned me, and...
    artdeco artdeco 36-40 May 13, 2011

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    Early Or Else...

    I have some friends who made me late a lot to classes because we were carpooling. They once made me 20 minutes late. I was so mad. Problem was the one friend didn't even come to class with me...I can not stand it when people are late. It's unacceptable. Early or you are fail.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    Come On Already!!

    I was raised to believe that less than 10 minutes early is the same as being late, so I have little patience with the chornically tardy.  I understand that life sometimes gets in the way-- everyone has been caught in an unexpected traffic jam at one time or another. ...
    Geode Geode 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    Hate It

    i hate when people are late . if you are suppose to be here at for example 330 . be here at 228 .  everywhere i go i try and be like five or ten minutes early . gives me time to relax . walk not run . maybe even go to the bathroom if need be .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 16, 2010

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    Guess What?

     I skipped two classes today (I was actually doing important stuff.) and then I try to go to History and I was late so I didn't bother going cus I knew the professor would kick me out -.-
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F Sep 13, 2011

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    Argh!!!

    Nothing ****** me off more than lateness.  I have this one friend who is perpetually late for EVERYTHING.  I can't tell you how many times I've sat in her driveway for 20, 30 minutes waiting for her to get home from the store when I was supposed to be picking her up for...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F Aug 4, 2008

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    On Time

    I am a very "on time" person. I don't understand why you can't be on time. You know what time you need to be their, so, get your *** in gear.
    Goodguy09 Goodguy09 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 11, 2009

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    Think Of How It Effects Others

    I don't mind if someone's late with a good excuse. But the ones who are habitually late really irritate me. It's selfish and disrespectful. If you give them suggestions on how to be more on time they won't ever take them. Some people think being "fashionably late" is okay. Some...
    Peacewithyourfate Peacewithyourfate 70+ Sep 12, 2011

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    Chinese

    I have a lenience of about 5 - 10 minutes. Anything after and I tend to become somewhat annoyed. My Auntie is usually the last to turn up when we all meet up at a restaurant for a giant family dinner. Mostly 5 or so minutes. Although recently, she's become more on time as her...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2008

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    So Rude

    I loathe lateness, because of what it says about the Expected One's attitude to the Waiting One. The longer I am made to wait for someone, the clearer it becomes that the Expected One really doesn't care about my feelings. My ex wife runs on her own time. She enjoys being late...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 8 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    It's Understandable, Once

    Repeat offenders, and you know who you are, you drive some of us crackers, just so you know. Please at least try to leave five minutes sooner, then you might actually leave one minute sooner.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2011

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    Don't Make Me Wait.

    I hate it when people are late.  I am always 15 minutes early for my appointments and when someone keeps me waiting past the time that the appointment is scheduled really irks me. DO NOT MAKE ME WAIT FOR YOU OR ELSE!!!    
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 19 Responses May 15, 2008

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    Get A Watch

    Other than really bad traffic or someone being sick there is no reason for people to be late.More now than ever, there are time pieces everywhere.  If you are not wearing a watch, which you should since they are cheap and easy to get, you can find the time on your cell phone...
    Sweetertnu Sweetertnu 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    IT'S Just Rude!!

    Why do people think it's ok to spend MY TIME? My best friend is a 'piddler'  not in the Brittish sense of the work (peeing).. but she piddles around..  attends to everything that come up along her path..  takes forever to get out the door just for lunch.
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2008

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    The Audacity Of Me To Even Think About Joining This Group....the Shame Of It!

    I am late pretty much everywhere I go..I had a "mini" dyslexia test before Christmas...I seem to be okay for this, but do tend to "fit" more for dyspraxia.... I have always had difficulty in being on time, for anywhere, you can forget being early..I am trying my best...it has had...
    kindakooky kindakooky 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    If I am not hurting anyone, I don't care what people think about me because they can't see my face. I just wish I felt the same way when talking to people in the flesh.
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    I'm not a social person. . . i don't know how to "person", as I put it. I don't like people, sorry.
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    Why? Why me ? Why do you have to bully me? Did I do something to you ? I don't understand why people have to be so mean .
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    I just don't like it. I'll probably legally change my name over the summer, but i just don't know what i should change it to. The reason why I'm not changing it now is because i...
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    I don't like 'Goodbye' but I can't wait to move to move to Tenessee and begin a new chapter in my life! I'm going to miss my friends and family in Virginia though.
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    Someone is really trying to make it look like it's nothing but it is so clear that you don't like me, it's okay, i never really liked me too.
    needsoutlet needsoutlet 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't like perverts.... Yeah no.
    karinaspain karinaspain 13-15, F Jan 23

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    Yes. I read a very similar experience popping up in the profiles of so many EPe'rs. i.e, "I love it when you block me" and I wondered, "No way man. I don't love it when people...
    YMITheWayIM YMITheWayIM 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Any kind of lie hurts but when they come from the ones you expect them less... Hard to understand those who keep telling you how much they appreciate you, like you and even...
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