I Hate to Be Late For Anything

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 250 People

    I always have a driver to take me to uni.

    We have a family driver who is on holiday and will come back in just under two months. For the time being though, my grandad got one of his workers to drive me to uni -he lives in a different city. He isnt familiar with the streets and the landmarks, and got us lost. Im sooo...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread
    22-25, F
    Sep 4, 2014

    An Unhealthy Obsession, Or The Responsible Thing To Do?

    While I think being punctual is important and the responsible thing to do -- like honouring a commitment to someone else, who is taking time out of their day to meet you -- my need to be on time remains a problematic obsession.  I worry too much about how long it will take...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2010


    My Dad's just the same. He once spent 20 minutes randomly browsing at a computer shop; just so we'd be exactly on the dot on time. My Dad doesn't do early or late. It has to be on time. I guess I'm a bit more laid back than that, but I always feel bad if I'm a bit late. Don't...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Jun 22, 2009


    I hate being late but it doesn't mean I will not be, ;)
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Dec 21, 2010

    It's Disrespectful For One

    And rude and embarrassing.  I'll always be or TRY my hardest to be somewhere a good 10 minutes early.  Sometimes, if it's the first time I'm going to be somewhere, I make it 30 minutes early.  So I wait in my truck a little longer?  Oh well, I'm here.
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2009

    I can't stand to be late

    for things so I always leave super early so I can get there an hour or so before I actually need to be wherever I'm going. My band director always said "on time is late." I guess I took that too seriously!
    GreenEyess GreenEyess
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 23, 2015
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