How long would you wait for someone to meet you?
You have no way to get in touch with the person while you are waiting.
Would you wait five minutes, ten minutes, half an hour or longer before
I was raised working on the radio so, to me, 10:00am means 10:00am and
not 10:01am because in that one minute you’ve missed the first story in
the national network news.
I have always had to temper my rigid radio
upbringing — but 10:15am will never equal 10:00am in my book —
because today many people don’t realize they are being rude by not
being exactly on time for meetings they request.
A friend of mine will wait less than five minutes for a person to show
up and if that person later gets angry my friend didn’t wait longer,
he simply says to them “time and tide” and leaves it at that. It’s
interesting how those who are late never see themselves are being
inappropriate or out-of-the-ordinary.
I avoid those people as much as