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People who are late...

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by markysimmo, 24 Feb 2012.

  1. El Guepardo

    El Guepardo Steffen Iversen

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    I think the person who keeps turning up late should attend early for a change, see what it's like, perhaps that is the only thing that would see them change their ways. Another annoying thing that hasn't been mentioned yet, is when you are waiting on a mate to arrive, and the time is going by, and you aren't doing much as you know they should be arriving soon. The mate then calls last minute and says that it's not worth them heading over any longer as they won't be there for long.... well, who's fudging fault is that? And they ensure that you have spent a wasted evening waiting on their arrival!!
     
  2. Park Lane James

    Park Lane James Andy Sinton

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    Plenty of time to get the beers in and soak up the atmosphere. If we're paying such prices for tickets, you may as well get your money's worth!
     
  3. nw7 yid

    nw7 yid David Bentley

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    My girlfriend is always a little late for stuff...never more than a few minutes though. I just factor in the lateness and ask her to meet 10 minutes earlier than I actually want to meet her.

    I think a lot of people have some mental block whereby they always think it will be quicker to get from A to B than it actually is. I don't hold it against them, I just laugh at them.
     
  4. papaspur

    papaspur Pascal Chimbonda

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    People tend to estimate time optimistically, and they also don't factor in "fudging around time" after every step of preparation. It's narcissistic behavior and they will blame the traffic in Beijing if they have to because it's never their fault. I see a theme here...:-k
     
  5. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Teemu Tainio

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    One of my mates is so regularly late I've changed his name in my phone to Consistently Late Ross.

    He gets stressed too when I confront him about it. It's ended up making me get to things late in order to counteract his tardiness.
     
  6. unknown

    unknown Erik Edman

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    If they are meeting at your home before a big night out, just tell them an hour earlier.
     
  7. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Andy Thompson

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    I genuinely believe that 99% of people who are late don't care. Some people are wired differently. Personally, I don't like the idea of keeping someone waiting, no matter who it is or no matter what the occasion because I have no idea that person has been waiting for me. I've mentioned this and others have too, there's a theme of shifting the blame when it comes to most people who are late, there's usually an excuse.
     
  8. papaspur

    papaspur Pascal Chimbonda

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    must be narcissism
     
  9. Bullet

    Bullet Christian Ziege

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    Basically, you're a nice person, you empathise with other people, so you wouldn't want to make them wait

    And late people are cunnts

    A friend of mine is always 20 minutes late so we just ignore him - he just does it to get attention but all he does is miss the round
     
  10. SpursLodge

    SpursLodge Nicola Berti

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    Sorry to arrive a little late to this thread :p I have to say that I am usually a minute or two late for things. I think it's as papa spur says, I always forget the fudging around time.

    The misuses has a mate who is constantly 30+ minutes late and that's a different thing all together. A few minutes is the person being a bit of a plonker, 30+ minutes is someone taking the tinkle! I've told her that the only solution is to start going without her. It'll only take a few times of getting a taxi herself or missing out all together before she'll learn.
     
  11. Papercut

    Papercut Jermaine Jenas

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    Not late enough [-(
     
  12. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover Paul Walsh

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    Late enough now I think.
     
  13. Jon

    Jon Jermaine Jenas

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    Boom.
     
  14. ShipOfTheseus

    ShipOfTheseus Neil Sullivan

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    What’s with all the necromancy suddenly?
     
  15. Jon

    Jon Jermaine Jenas

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    Regular occurrence when Chich goes for bank holiday beers
     
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  16. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Nick Barmby

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    Slartibartfast:
    Your friends are safe. You must come with me.

    Arthur Dent:
    Who are you?

    Slartibartfast:
    My name's not important. You must come with me, you don't want to be late.

    Arthur Dent:
    Late for what?

    Slartibartfast:
    Well, like, um, what's your name?

    Arthur Dent:
    Dent. Arthur Dent.

    Slartibartfast:
    Well, late as in the *late* Dentarthurdent. It's a kind of threat.

    Arthur Dent:
    How can I come with you if I don't even know who you are?

    Slartibartfast:
    Well, um, my name is, um, it's

    Slartibartfast:
    Slartibartfast.

    Arthur Dent:
    What?

    Slartibartfast:
    I said it wasn't important.
     
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  17. Mr_B

    Mr_B Steed Malbranque

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    my missus has to go to the bog right before we go out, the moment we arrive at a restaurant she has to go again, halfway thru the meal when we're about to discuss important plans and finally before we leave but right after I've signed the bill/check. Impeccable timing, perfectly healthy, she's just a woman.
     

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