Anyone who knows me knows I tend to run late for a lot of things. Admittedly, it’s a terrible habit, but one I’ve been trying to working on. I just have a casual nature of doing things and coupled with my tendency to procrastinate, I will usually be late. It’s been an issue ever since I started dating Tiffany. Back in the good old days, I was never really hassled about being late. For the most part, my friends and I did things at our own pace, showing up whenever we happened to show up.
Tiffany on the other hand with her misaligned moral compass feels that it’s very disrespectful of everyone’s time if I’m late. And it’s only if I am late. Not anyone else. People can show up 15 minutes late, an hour late, not at all, and Tiffany could care less. It’s if I’m late which results in her being late that is simply unacceptable.
I can agree to a certain extent that being late is indeed disrespectful, but only for certain types of events where timing is of the essence. Such as being late for the take off of a space shuttle or being late on your period for example. Tiffany with her militant-style rules on promptness does not allow for any gray area. In fact, when going on her schedule, we are always way too early for things. One time we went to a BBQ where she insisted that we arrive at a certain time. We got there two hours before anyone else and even helped set up.
Lately, I think I’ve been getting a lot better. I generally get to work on time — even getting in early when I need to. I even get to small things on time. Not too bad if I say so myself. Well apparently I am the only person that says it. Fast forward to a conversation we had the other day regarding going to a free Yoga class:
Tiffany: Get home soon, I want to leave by 6:30.
Gavin: Ok, I need to get a few things done at work, but should be wrapping up soon.
—- I get home by 6:15 and start getting ready. —-
Tiffany: What are you doing? We have to leave!
Gavin: I need to get ready, it’s only 6:15. You said we needed to be out by 6:30.
Tiffany: No, that means we need to leave before then.
Gavin: Then why give me a time to leave by if we can’t leave by that time?
Tiffany: It’s because I want to get there early!
—- We leave at exactly 6:30. We argue about this the entire way, the disrespect thing comes up, and then we arrive at Yoga. 10 minutes early. —-
Gavin’s mind: ?!@()@()*$)@(*))!)(!)!()*)….
Tiffany’s Mind: YAY YOGA!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3
Here’s a picture of what we’re both thinking: