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Phillip Deems

“I Don’t Feel Terdy!”

I loved that line from the Van Halen “Hot For Teacher” cut! 

There are some people who are always tardy…late for dinners, late for work, late for school, late for meetings, late for events…it just seems to be a habit for some people.  But why?

Do You Care Enough?

This really isn’t meant to be negative, because for the most part it doesn’t bother me personally.  Each situation is obviously different in terms of importance.  But, what does that say to other people when you are habitually late for things.  (I am not talking about the occasional accident)  I think it says one of two things or both.

  1. You Really Aren’t That Interested or You Don’t Care.
  2. You Are Disorganized.

The problem is that being late really never says anything positive about you.  I guess the same could be said for the opposite!  Habitually early could be just as negative, but at the very least it shows you are interested and that you care.

Perception Is Reality…

Make sure that you look at this topic if you are someone who is an habitual offender of tardiness.  It may be that you REALLY aren’t that interested in the things you are doing.

2 comments on ““I Don’t Feel Terdy!”

  1. karenleblanc
    August 22, 2012

    I hate being ” tardy for the pardy”–to quote Kim from Real Housewives Atlanta. Your comments ring true. It’s hard not to take it personally when people you care about are late for events that you care about. It sends a negative message albiet often unintentional message on the point of the offender. Great post. I’ll share.

    • PhillipDeems
      August 22, 2012

      Well put Karen, I think on most people’s parts, it is not personal and often tends to be due to crazy lives, busy schedules etc… But, like you said some may take it personally.

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