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Saturday, February 04, 2012

On being late

Argh. I just made the woman I am courting 25 minutes late for a meeting. I feel very guilty about this. I have this tendency to "squeeze" time - trying to be "productive" by doing things before I need to leave, then not giving myself enough travel time.

Enough is enough. Based on articles like this one, I'm going to promise myself to double the expected travel time (according to Google Maps or whatever) and add a 20-30-min buffer (depending on familiarity/importance).

May we all be LATE NO MORE. Do you have trouble with being late? Any tips on getting rid of this bad habit?


  • I believe the modern workplace cultivates attention deficit, with frequent, unscheduled phone calls, interruptions, tasks and side tasks cropping up many times in a day. Sometimes I'm late because I just cant keep my focus on leaving, which means I have to delay completing trivial tasks and outright saying "NO" to certain requests.

    By Blogger Ning, at 2/21/2012 5:27 p.m.  

  • Good point, NG!

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 2/21/2012 7:21 p.m.  

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