Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
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Let's Shame The Late People

You know what's a fun thing to do? Send this link to the late person in your life. When they ask you why you sent it to them don't answer. Don't ever respond. Never acknowledge it again. Just let it sit there like a giant millstone around their stupid late-person neck. It won't change anything, but at least you'll feel a little better the next time you are sitting alone at the bar for fifteen minutes waiting for them.

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KarenUhOh (#19)

Is there an app that lets me send stuff to dead people?

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@KarenUhOh Yikes. We consider ourselves warned.

lbf (#2,343)

I wanted to write a "FIRST" post and then @KarenUhOh ruined my joke. It wasn't any good to begin with though.

As a non-late and habitually anxious person, I found myself gnawing on my fingertips and keening softly by the end of the second paragraph. If a genie had stopped by while I was reading that article, there is no doubt I would have squandered my wish on the ability to reach through the screen and strangle the author while screaming "our experience was suboptimal because you were not punctual!"

Alternate take : Seriously, I got to the end of that thing through brute force of will and now my teeth are killing me.

laurel (#4,035)

Since when is it unpleasant to sit alone at the bar for fifteen minutes? Alone for a while before a friend shows up is my idea of a good time.

riotnrrd (#840)

@laurel Also, it gives me a chance to get one or two "pre-game" drinks in me so I don't look like a lush in front of my friends.

oldflame (#235,977)

I am a late person. I totally get how annoying it is. I have two alarms set on my alarm clock, which is set five minutes fast. I plan for my lateness when I really need to get somewhere on time, like giving myself an hour longer to get to the airport than I actually need. I show up early to first dates and then lie and say I wasn't waiting at all. I also have been "late" for work (given we don't strictly have hours) every day this week.

This is what happens when you have chronic anxiety (I need to be there early or everyone will hate me forever!!!) AND depression (What is even the point of life).

If you aren't laid-back enough to deal with my crazy, which includes being late for stuff or sometimes just not showing up because I'm too busy hating myself, we just can't be friends. Sorry.

glasstwizzlestix (#242,762)

The habitually early people are just as insufferable as the habitually late. As are the habitually self-righteous clock-watchers who obsess over other people's arrival times beyond circumstances where timing even makes a reasonable difference. Actually, everyone sucks.

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