November 11, 2004


At my last job, you were considered late if you weren't at least five minutes early. This was a problem for me because I apparently was born without the gene that is aware of time. I'd like to say that my inability to track time is due to being preoccupied with dreamy, happy, happy thoughts of fuzzy bunnies and world peace, but no, alas, tis not so. I just can't get my shit (oh, hmm, can we say bad words around here?) act together enough to be that conscientious with time. Plus, if you have time to get to a meeting extra early then you don't have enough work to do, is what I'm thinking.

Now, going to the extreme, at my new job people call meetings and sometimes don't even bother to show up. Timeliness is so bad around here that I've now become the time enforcer. There's something so very wrong about that. You just don't even know.

We're not talking five or ten minutes late, people. I've seen people show up 30 to 45 minutes late! Seriously, there's not that much traffic in the state of Maryland, but since everyone sooner or later relies on this sad excuse, it's in everyone's best interest to go along with the farce.

Anyhoo... Enough of that. If you'll excuse me, I have to go get ready for a meeting. Anyone want to take bets on whether or not people are prompt?


Posted by at November 11, 2004 08:46 AM

Can you say bad words around here? Fuck yeah.

Sorry...just me chiming in from the outside, for once!

Posted by: Chris at November 11, 2004 08:50 AM

On the other side of the other side, it's frustrating when you chair a meeting at 10 and you only have a couple of attendees by 10:05. There have been times when I've cancelled important meetings when required people don't show up after 10 minutes - when they arrive 15-20 minutes late, they can't understand what the problem is. Argh.

Posted by: Ontario Emperor at November 13, 2004 12:31 PM