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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Time is Money

I'm annoyed.  I clearly seem to be the only one in the house that values time. 

When going to a 6pm class, my husband will leave at 5:30.  Which leaves no "just in case time".  You know, just in case traffic is bad, just in case he needs to stop...instead he has "I just may make it by 5 after" syndrome.  Yet he sees nothing wrong with this.

My younger son is the same way and it burns my biscuit.   He will leave the condo at 7:15 to catch the bus that comes at 7:19.  More often than not, he misses the bus.

I was in the Navy for 8 years, to be late is to be ontime therefore be early.  That was my motto.  It still is.  If I have to be somewhere at 9, I leave at 7:45, to account for traffic and whatnot.  This usually gives me time to collect myself before I go in to the meeting or appointment.   If someone tells me an event starts at 7, I want to be there at 7.  I get annoyed when my husband isn't ready.  This happened while we were on vacation.  The family had dinner scheduled for 8 and he was not ready to leave the hotel until 7:45.  It was a half an hour ride.  By 8:05 the family was calling me (they are sticklers for time just like I am) and I was sitting in the passenger seat fuming.

I am trying to break out of this.  Trying not to be so easily annoyed.  But it's not working.

Today, my son had a doctor's appointment at 2:15.  At 2:12 I was getting text messages asking about the address for the GPS.  grrrrrr  Are you for real?!?!?!?!?  At 2:33 I was getting a phone call asking about the suite number.  You're kidding right?!?!?!?!?!?!?  I am trying not to be annoyed but I can't stand tardiness.   Am I being unreasonable?


Faith said...

now this i can understand ... the pet peeve is something that actually affects you! it makes you look bad if you do not arrive to certain events on time, so i def. understand your frustration!

i do not think you are being unreasonable at all ... maybe you can get sneaky and can change the time at home, haha ... or when something is going to start at 8 tell your hubby and son that it starts at 7:30 to account for time, hehe :)

MrsTDJ said...

Clearly our husbands know one another! *lol* This very issue is one that the Mr and I battle on CONSTANTLY. I actually have to LIE and tell him that things begin way before they actually do. It's interesting because I don't think that my husband actually disregards other people's time; rather he completely underestimates how long everything takes. So, no ma'am, you are NOT being unreasonable at all.

Newy said...

I was piping mad. Because it is both of them and it just gets under my skin. You know I think I will change the time on stuff and see if that works.

Reggie said...

I firmly believe that time is the fire that we all burn in. I have NEVER been late for work and I hate to ever be late for anything.

bayoucreole said...

Your family sounds like mine,
and you sound like me.
I'd rather not go than to be late.

chele said...

I feel your pain. I cannot stand being late. My daughter will dilly-dally and be late for work but tell her she's going to be late for a hair appointment? She pitches a fit.

Nellie said...

you are not being unreasonable at all! My hubby is the same dang way! He has no concept of time, and when he does, its wrong. smh. I am very much "if you are early, you are on time" type of gal, and it drives me nuts!

Tia's Real Talk said...

You are not being unreasonable at all!! The funny thing is my husband gives me the speech about the "just in case" timing. Which he is totally correct! However he fails to realize that the only time I'm EVER late is if he's in the picture! Yet in still...he says I need to learn how to be on time even if someone else is in the picture. LOL. I guess he's not realizing that HE is my problem and he makes US late! HA! But you are sooo right. Things happen that are out of our control, but to have a pattern of disregard or laziness is a problem for me too! Especially if I have to travel up 75 North where there's ALWAYS traffic!! Good post!!

Don said...

Time is definitely money and of essence. after spending 8 years in the Army I am embarrassed to admit that I'm pretty much late for everything except breakfast, lunch and dinner.

I do have my periods where I'm always on time though.

p.s. Thanks for visiting my blog.

The Goddess said...

Woo girl, I know what you mean. I have to say that while I'm usually pretty punctual for the most part I do have my days. I would rather be half and hour early than be 1 minute late.