Anyone can be late a handful of times, but then there is the person who is always at least 15 minutes late. This is the chronically late person.
21 Things Only a Chronically Late Person Can Understand:
1. You’ve sent a text message saying, “5 mins away” when you are sitting on your couch in sweats. More than once.
2. Your friends start lying to you about what time they want to meet you somewhere. If they want you there by 8:30, they tell you to come at 8:00.
3. You want to be offended, but you arrived at 8:30. Point taken.
4. You learn to speak in time frames like, “Around 3” or “3-ish” rather than 3:00 p.m. This gives you permission to show up when you want.
5. When you do accidentally arrive on time, your friends greet you with a surprised, “What are you doing here?!”
6. You are the best at making up excuses for your tardiness.
7. Unfortunately, your friends don’t believe you.
8. Even when things happen to make you legitimately late!
9. You regularly forget to factor in time for parking or traffic.
10. You’ve set your watches, clocks and everything else you can think of, 10 minutes fast.
11. But it still doesn’t work because you always think, “Great! I have 10 more minutes!”
12. You’ve made sneaking into a room as quietly as possible down to a science.
13. Your life basically falls apart for two days when it’s Daylight Saving Time.
14. People know that when you say you’ll be somewhere by 9:00, they should expect you at 9:15.
15. You finally stop trying to make excuses (no one believes them anyway) and just straight up tell everyone, “Sorry, I’ll be late.”
16. Your friends start offering to pick you up in an effort to help you be on time.
17. But you aren’t ready when they get there because you thought you were going to have all that extra time.
19. You’ve been known to just stop trying to make it on time. You’re already 20 minutes late. What’s another 5 to 10 minutes at this point?
20. When your friends complain about your lateness, you are quick to bring up “that one time THEY were late.”
21. “I’ll be there in 5” can mean anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 hours.
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