I would like to begin with a sincere apology. I am so, so sorry.
You know your selfish, disorganised, chronically late friend who you secretly detest? Oh, yes, hi there. That would be me.
My issues with lateness seem to be interwoven into my DNA, from always losing a shoe just before heading out the door in Kindergarten, to missing the bus just about every day in high school.
Holly Wainwright, Jacqueline Lunn and I argue about the politics of lateness on the most recent episode of Mamamia Out Loud. Post continues below.
Being late is highly unpleasant. No matter how angry you are at me for keeping you waiting, I can assure you I hate myself more.
In the words of Tim Urban; “I’m late because I’m in denial about how time works” – and not in a cute “Omg I’m just such an original free spirit that I don’t believe in time” way. I BELIEVE in time and I appreciate how important it is, I am just really, really bad at it.