Hmm.. first post of the monthly series happens to be a cribbing post!
Waiting long for someone (something) can practically drive me crazy. Of course, there could be reasons – the train didn’t just come, or the bus was late – which could be entertained.
Why don’t they give a call and say, “Hey, I’ll be these many minutes late”. That would give me (or the waiting person) the chance to make better use of time. [Isn’t my/his/her time valuable?]
First of all, be punctual – it is not THAT hard. Many people do that quite well. Even I, such a lazy bum, have been doing it for the past 10-15 years.
Of course, there were times when I was late; and whenever there was telephone connection, I have informed the other party.
Now, it is 7:05, I am still waiting for someone who told me that we’ll meet at 6:45; I haven’t heard anything yet. Luckily, I am at home.
Give or take 5 minutes… other than that, being late cannot be tolerated, without proper ‘letting-me-know’. It feels like my time has NO value.
Making someone wait is like not respecting his/her time (and that person him/herself).
My time is precious; Your time is MORE precious : let this message sink in us.
Signing off, Sands.