I'm Late, I'm LateHere it is January 14th, and the day is way more than half over. The 14th of each month is my blog date. I'm not going to miss posting a blog today, but I would have to say I'M LATE.
I got to thinking about my very bad habit of being late. It definitely annoys my husband. And I've tried over thirty years of marriage to be more punctual, but it hasn't happened. Could lateness be genetic? I have three brothers who all tend to run late. I've analyzed the situation in order to come up with a reason why I tend to be late.
I was never late for school or work. My lateness tends toward social occasions or group meetings such as church, organization meetings or doctor's appointments. The one thing I recognized in all different situations is that I hate to waste time. I want every minute to count for something. I don't like getting someplace early just to sit around. So while I'm getting ready to go to an event or appointment, I'm trying to get as much done as possible before I leave. I'll try to cram in exercise and a shower, fold a load of laundry, wash one more dish, dust a piece of furniture or read e-mail in the time I've allotted for getting ready. Doing that one more thing often results in my being late because inevitably something happens that I didn't count on. Since I had built in no extra time for this unforseen occurrence, I am late again.
Before I started to write this blog I Googled "I'm Late, I'm Late." Of course, I found the lyrics to the song from Alice in Wonderland. (I often sing that.) Interestingly, I found two other blogs about people being late, even CEO's. I could nod my head in agreement with many things they said. I could even identify with their reasons for being late. One person ponders why people are hung up on being punctual. Maybe the punctual people could answer that one.
In conclusion, I'll fall back on a cliche. "Better late than never."
Merrillee, who was NOT late turning in the completed manuscript for my December 2006 book, LOVE WALKED IN