Thursday, June 27, 2013

Que me in: Punctuality

For anyone that has ever met me, they know I watch/idolize Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on The Today Show every morning. With that said, this segment really caught my eye this AM.

We all have that friend or friend(s) who choose to disregard time. I admire those people for being able to go with the flow and for their ability to be so flexible. Nevertheless, I am not that person, and it makes my skin crawl having to wait on people. I believe in punctuality. A trait that I've proudly accepted from my father, an advocate of early arrival.

When I was young, I remember my dad telling my brothers and I to be ready to go to the airport by 7am, and I'd say 85% of the time, we were out of the house by 6:40am. I shouldn't say just when I was young, because this still happens today. My family, minus my youngest brother are all very punctual. He carries the laid-back gene.

I have a couple close friends, who I have to literally drag out the door. I have a boyfriend, who has made improvements, but I have the ability to drive him crazy about being somewhere earlier than our reservation time. It must go hand-in-hand with my ADD gene, because prior to a dinner reservation, I prefer getting to the restaurant 20 minutes earlier, having a drink at the bar, just being on location calms my nerves. And, if I do have to wait for my table past the expected reservation time, I am not a happy camper. I know this is not the fault of the hostess, but my dad always taught me to be obnoxious. Kidding...kind've.

My advice, is just be conscious of other people's time. If you think you are going to be running late, express that possibility. Every once in awhile, make a habit to wear a watch for more than just the accessory purpose.

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