I have always been a late person. I’m never on time, by which I mean I squeak in at the last second or up to 5 minutes late. I am the barefoot person in yoga pants mopping the floor as the first party guests ring the doorbell. I am not late for anything that leaves without me like planes and trains, which just goes to show I can be punctual if I need to, but somehow I am always late. (I realize ‘somehow’ directly translates into ‘it is my fault’) I am known as ‘Davidson’ in my family living 100 miles away because I always call them, LATE, when in that city and say “we’re in Davidson; we’ll be there soon”.
I never worried about this much, rationalizing “I get there sooner or later and you aren’t depending on me, so what’s the rush?” When I expressed this once in a E-Hell comment field, I was surprised and a little taken aback at being so swiftly and firmly instructed how wrong I was. (and hurt, but that was my problem, not anyone else’s)
Well, ha ha ha, karma is a harsh mistress. I recently engaged a personal trainer to come to my home. He is worse than I ever was! He misses his appointment time by hours, sometimes doesn’t show up at all, arrives 2 hours late just as I’m leaving for work unable to understand why I can’t have a session right now and schedules appts ANY time, including Sunday evening. There is always an excuse as to why he can’t make it today, sometimes fantastical, usually dodgy and always after the fact. I’m actually getting exasperated with him.
NOW I understand your frustration. Ordinarily I’d show him the door, but the kicker is that when he does show up, I get terrific results! I’m gaining muscle mass, I’m losing weight, I feel great and this has never happened before-I’ve been fat since I was a child. I’m terrified of losing this momentum and going back to being fat and unhealthy.
So, E-Hellers, what goes around comes around. I have significantly cleaned up my act and am busily apologizing to the numerous people I’ve driven nuts over the years with my tardiness. I will grit my teeth and take my punishment like a man. Crow is not bad with enough ketchup on it. 0320-13