we've all been there before - you and your friend(s) agree to meet at a certain time and 30mins later, you're sitting there - alone, fuming, diddling with your phone (likely sending angry texts) and silently cursing them.
lateness annoys me to no end. i absolutely hate it when people are late just ..... because. it was tolerable in high school because let's face it, teens don't really care about time management but if you're over the age of 20 and still perpetually late, then you need a swift kick in the ass because not only is that rude, you're also sending a message that your time is way more important than others. which is so.not.cool.
if you're running behind and know you're going to be late, call ahead of time. do not wait for that person to call you and then you tell them "i'm just around the corner" when in fact, you left your house 5 mintues ago. bitch please, i used to pull that trick all the time so i know the deal. if you know you have issues with punctuality, then plan ahead and leave extra early. start getting ready 2hrs ahead of the scheduled meet-time if you have to. do not make your friends wait just because you were too busy taking your sweet-ass time getting ready. work backwards from the scheduled meeting time - factor in traffic, whether or not you need to shower/wash your hair/shave and how long it takes you to get ready. if you don't know what you're wearing, tack on an extra 15mins.
listen, i know that shit happens that are sometimes out of your hands. i know that an unexpected traffic jam or road/ramp closure can fuck things up. i know that kids can sometimes make you late - the last minute diaper explosion/vomit/tantrum - i get it; but if you always use that excuse, i don't buy it. if i can make it on time (and i'm usually early) when i have a child to dress/feed/bathe and i usually have to hoof it quite a distance because i live out of the way, then i'm certain you can too.