I value time and other people’s time. It makes me very upset when others act as if your time lost by their tardiness is of little or no importance at all. I scoured around online to look for good articles about respecting time. Here are some good excerpts:

Psychologists say that not respecting the time of others is a serious sign of manipulation used to control others. People who are chronically late, or who seem to have no respect for the time of other people are passively trying to control a situation with their tardiness.

Source: Please Respect My Time by Stef Daniel

Why is your time any less valuable than your friend’s? Why should you put up with a lack of respect for your valuable time? The answer is, you should not.

Source: How to Stop Dealing with Someone Else’s Lateness by WikiHow

Nowadays, people just don’t have any respect for anyone else’s time, and what’s worse – they just DON’T CARE! Unfortunately, rudeness and inconsideracy have become the norm, and others have become so complacent, they just “accept it” or have become more “tolerant” of it.

Nowadays, people just don’t have any respect for anyone else’s time, and what’s worse – they just DON’T CARE! Unfortunately, rudeness and inconsideracy have become the norm, and others have become so complacent, they just “accept it” or have become more “tolerant” of it.

Source: Why Are Some People So Inconsiderate of Your Time? by Seira Girl

Sure, we all are late at one time or another, but for the person who is habitually late, it is simply rude, inconsiderate, and selfish, with little or no real excuse for it.

Source: Being Late Is The Worst Habit! from Advanced Etiquette

And I don’t care if I sound old-fashioned, because actually it’s nothing to do with ‘fashion’ or ‘generation’. It’s got everything to do with basic good manners and respect for other people.

Source: No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish by Greg Savage

There is more out there and I know I’m not the only person on this boat.

 


 

 

Cover image: Punctuality by Grau Blachere – https://www.flickr.com/photos/alberto-alonso-g-2010/4321650156

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