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There are people in the world forever looking at their watch waiting for someone to arrive to meet them. And there are people who are constantly looking at their watch, thinking ‘crap how the hell am I this late. Again.’
If you fall in the latter category (as I do) then you understand the struggles. You understand the feeling of running out the door, bag in one hand, shoes in the other, keys in your mouth, while also holding an extra makeup stash so you can finish getting ready in the rear view mirror when you stop at the traffic lights.
If you’re an ‘always late’ person then here’s what you’ll understand…
1. Time always defeats you.
You set your clock back by 15 minutes and your friends and family tell you to arrive somewhere half-an-hour before an event actually starts, but somehow you’re still never on time. The problem is, you know the real time and you know that you’ve been told to arrive early and you always leave everything until the last minute, so time always defeats you.
2. You leave the house with wet hair and makeup half done.
Leaving the house with wet hair is a struggle (especially in winter). “I’m just on my way,” is always code for, “I’m still trying to put the GHD through my hair.” You have an obnoxious amount of makeup products in your car because you have to do your face while sitting at the traffic lights. And you have a load of shoes in the boot of your car for the times you flee out of the house shoeless.
3. Traffic is your arch nemesis.
You always wildly underestimate how long it will take you to get to places (even if you’ve been a thousand times before). You tell people that you’re five minutes away when you are, in fact, 15 minutes away. In saying that, traffic can sometimes genuinely thwart your efforts of being on time. It’s out of your control of course.