Tag: being late

Don’t Apologize

When I was a teenager I was over at my friend Adrienne’s house one day. She was babysitting her two little cousins who were probably 8 and 10 years old. I remember at some point the kids started fighting and arguing and one of them hit the other. Adrienne told the offending child to apologize to the victim. “Tell her you’re sorry.” The bully replied, “But I’m not sorry.” Adrienne said, “It doesn’t matter. Tell her you’re sorry.” So I jumped in and said, “Why should he tell her he’s sorry if he’s not? That’s not a real apology if

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The High Cost of Being Late

Are you a punctual person? Do you get to your appointments on time? If you’re normally on time for business appointments, do you also extend that courtesy to social occasions or hanging out with friends? Are you the person who comes late to a movie and climbs over people in the dark? Worse, are you late to a popular movie and ask people to move down a seat so you and your partner can sit together? Does it really make much difference if you’re a few minutes late? In the grand scheme of things, do you really lose much by

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