ARE YOU "FASHIONABLY" LATE?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 25, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    I was kind of chuckling this morning hearing about how Elizabeth Taylor had left wishes that she arrive "fashionably late"* to her own funeral service.
    Was telling my bf about it and his comment was "you do it occasionally".
    Of course I objected. I'm rarely late to business appointments, but when it comes to social stuff, I probably am not as prompt as could be, but I'm not deliberately late.

    My bf disagreed, he thinks I'm late sometimes just to make some sort of entrance (but also keep in mind he likes to jerk my chain for the reaction).

    So are you prompt to appointments and social gatherings... or in in the
    "fashionably late" genre? Or are you just late to things? LOL

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    *fashionably late apparently means about 15 minutes late.
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    Mar 25, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    If I know I need to be somewhere on time or else it will damage my reputation in some way (e.g. late to an interview, that's a big no-no) I will be early every time.

    If it's something that I'm dreading going to (e.g. class. fuck that shit.) I'll usually leave at the absolute last-minute, sometimes even after the class has already begun. (I live in the dorms so it's a 2 minute walk to class)
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    Mar 25, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    I believe tardiness is a sign of carelessness. My Dad has and always will be 15 minutes late to everything. It pisses me off. Therefore, I'm always 15 minutes early.
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    Mar 25, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    i call it "living on diva time"

    which is completely appropriate for ET

    but not for grown men

    i find it it tiresome and disresepectful

    it also sets up "cry wolf" scenario for when you are actually really really late. so that people don't wonder if anything is wrong because you are perpetually tardy.
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    Mar 25, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    I'm never late to anything, although my BF never helps the cause.

    I am a very stern believer in doing what I say, so if I say I will be there at 7pm, then I am going to be there. If something crops up, like a work commitment or my BF still applying his indecisive clothing, I will certainly call ahead and let people know.
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    Mar 25, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    For something like an appointment or meeting, I am never late. However for something like a dinner party or party, I always make sure I am not the first to arrive.
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    Mar 25, 2011 4:06 PM GMT
    I have always been a very time orientated person. Its strange but I get flustered in the morning if I wake up late if only by like 5 minutes cause I feel like my schedule has been thrown off.

    But I would always arrive early to like meet friends for dinner or drinks and they are always late so Im left standing there looking silly. Then they all arrive at once. So I start showing up a little later so Im not the first one there standing by myself :p
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    Mar 25, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidI was kind of chuckling this morning hearing about how Elizabeth Taylor had left wishes that she arrive "fashionably late"* to her own funeral service.
    Was telling my bf about it and his comment was "you do it occasionally".
    Of course I objected. I'm rarely late to business appointments, but when it comes to social stuff, I probably am not as prompt as could be, but I'm not deliberately late.

    My bf disagreed, he thinks I'm late sometimes just to make some sort of entrance (but also keep in mind he likes to jerk my chain for the reaction).

    So are you prompt to appointments and social gatherings... or in in the
    "fashionably late" genre? Or are you just late to things? LOL

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    *fashionably late apparently means about 15 minutes late.


    I'm always fashionably late. What's the point in arriving to a party early or on time? Only the un-cool people will be there. LOL
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    Mar 25, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    mixtape saidFor something like an appointment or meeting, I am never late. However for something like a dinner party or party, I always make sure I am not the first to arrive.


    Hehe, just like everyone else who is invited! This leaves the host fretting when no one arrives on time.

    I make a habit of turning up to a dinner party fifteen minutes early and offering to help set up (it's the hospitality industry in me! :lolicon_smile.gif This helps the host relax a little, I hope, and we can enjoy a quiet moment before the rest arrive.
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    Mar 25, 2011 5:26 PM GMT
    I am militantly punctual.
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    I try to arrive on-time, if a particular time is actually specified.

    If a long journey is involved, all times become approximate.

    And if you arrive early, don't be surprised to find me unwashed, undressed, or still working on the previous project. Enjoy a magazine.
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    I guess. For meetings and appointments, I'm early. Meeting friends for dinner, I'm early. For large social gatherings, I'm fashionably late.
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    Mar 25, 2011 6:50 PM GMT
    Working here in Karachi... EVERYONE IS LATE...

    So if you give a 900am appointment...You're really going to come in at 10:00am or even 10:30am....

    Or a Wedding invite... It says 9:00pm, but really everyone else will get there by 11:00pm and THAT'S getting there early...icon_confused.gif

    Its joked that everyone follows the KST which is Karachi Standard time...


    I have no choice to but to follow this new time zone. Even for meetings and appointments where I am there promptly, the other person is late as usual...

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    Mar 25, 2011 9:13 PM GMT
    Whenever we give a party I always hope that everyone will be a little late. I never get it all together myself on time. Honestly, people who make a point of punctuality can be annoying.
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    Mar 25, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    I am always punctual to gigs, appointments, work and class. I respect my profs enough that I don't want to come in late. It also isn't first year anymore, classes arent 400 people lol.

    if I am paid to be somewhere, I am ontime.

    Social engagements, I will enver bene more than 5-10 minutes late and thats only if it's unavoidable. But I don't think anyone mind 5 minutes late.
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    Mar 25, 2011 10:41 PM GMT
    Sorry I'm late to the thread. Any cookies left?
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    Mar 25, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
    Arriving late is irresponsible, disrespectful, selfish and self-indulgent. Since when is your time considered more important or more valuable than the next guy's?
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    Mar 25, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    antelope saidWhenever we give a party I always hope that everyone will be a little late. I never get it all together myself on time. Honestly, people who make a point of punctuality can be annoying.


    I think parties or anything without a structured timeline is different. i'm never late if i can avoid it for something that i know has to start at given time, because it's disrespectful to the people who organize it. but if it's a casual "show up at X-ish" type part, I'm not going to arrive exactly at X time unless they told me in advance they could use a hand if anyone wanted to arrive early.
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    Mar 25, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidArriving late is irresponsible, disrespectful, selfish and self-indulgent. Since when is your time considered more important or more valuable than the next guy's?


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    Mar 25, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
    When it comes to social events unless I've been expressly asked to arrive at a certain time I'm ready when I'm ready and I get there when I get there. Yet the invites keep coming! For everything else? Five minutes early, and if I'm earlier I'll busy myself nearby until the appointed time.

    Interestingly, Liz was unfashionably early about the causes she embraced. How many other activist-actors would offer themselves as a replacement in a terrorist hostage exchange? (Just learned that today.) Somehow I don't see Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, Brangelina or George Clooney and Julia Roberts going that extra mile. Late for the service (but notably, not the quick burial) and ahead of her time that Liz. In so many ways The Last Great Star.
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    Mar 26, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    If you're throwing a party and you say "the party is at 8 pm", you do not want your guests at the door ringing your bell at exactly 8 pm. I think that's the only circumstance where arriving later than an agreed time is acceptable.
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    Mar 26, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidIf you're throwing a party and you say "the party is at 8 pm", you do not want your guests at the door ringing your bell at exactly 8 pm. I think that's the only circumstance where arriving later than an agreed time is acceptable.


    This is smart.

    If I'm going to be anything over a few minutes late, then I call the person/people in advance to let them know.
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    I'm always late..i'd like to think I'm fashionably late...but like someone mentioned only for socials and mixers

    Never be the first to arrive to an event- that's my rule- my parents told me it's like social suicide..makes you look over eager and desperate.

    Business is different though. I'm always 5 minutes early.


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    Mar 26, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    Like my friend Gandalf said:

    "A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to"



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    Mar 26, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    I'm always early to business/school appointments.

    Friends, usually on time. Parties, always late.