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Hi dear friends,
Imagine that you have to go to a meeting or a party, what do you usually do? Do you get there early or late?
Most of the time, I have been punctual. I usually try to leave home early so that I can get to the destination on time. When I arrive late somewhere, let's say in a class, I won't attend the class at all. I think this is really insulting and therefore, I prefer not to go there at all. Some say, "later better than never." However, in terms of university classes, I couldn't take this advice, "never is better than later" for me.
What are you, late or punctual? If you get there late, what would you usually do?
Hello dear Nafis,
Since I was a child, my mother always taught me that I have to be on time everywhere I go. She even told me that, if I arrive too early somewhere, I should wait until the the right time to go in. So to be right on time became an habit to me. If for one reason or another I can not be on time, I give a phone call to the person I have to meet asking if I should still come or if we should make another appointment. And,as you, if I am too late for a class or a workshop I just don't go.
Hey dear Nafis,
As always you bring good topics to the discussions´ table, lets see, when I was a kid what I saw around me was that most of the people at my country didn`t pay attention for being (Been??) on time any where. Even though my parents used to say (you have to be on time for school, dentist, medical checkup, or what not) I never was educated by example, however each time I was late or some body was late on me I felt very uncomfortable on either way, so I start to do my best to be at least on time for my appointments, events, meetings, etc. Later on I understood that it doesn´t matter how hard a person (Including myself) might try to be punctual, there are times where it is totally impossible for a good bunch of reasons that we can´t control, now in regard of being insulting for a second and third patty I agree with you to some degree because lets say that I am getting late for an exam at school, is it better not to attend and explain why I wasn`t punctual? Or what about if I have an appointment with someone who is relying on me for any kind of help? It couldn´t be insulting not to show up in spite of delay?
Please remember that I prefer 100% punctuality over delay, however there is a large number of situation like these ones where we need to ponder what is less insulting for ourselves an others.
Dear John, thanks a lot for your kind words and also your nice comment. I'm glad you liked this topic.
You used a correct sentence: "pay attention for being" after for , we use ing form of a verb.
I can understand what you mean. We have to learn how we should be punctual and practice it throughout our life.
I could say that I'm very punctual in coming at Church and attending in meeting.
However, in party or jamming time with friends , I'm bit late hehehehe...they expected that always :).
Miss you Nafis
Hi, dear JJ, I think it's ok to be late in parties..it's not such a big deal as long as we inform the host or hostess...honestly, when someone arrives late, I get angry since my food will be terrible on the stove..hehehehehe...but, I'm happy since I have some guests in my home...
Miss you so much too...
I forgot to say:
Thank you so much for the nice comment.