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?
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