Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
~ Evelyn Waugh

After waiting more than an hour and a half for her date, Melissa decided she had been stood up. She changed from her best dinner dress into her pyjamas and slippers, fixed herself a snack and resigned herself to an evening of TV.

No sooner had she flopped down in front of the TV, Β her doorbell rang. There stood her date.

He took one look at her and gasped, “I’m two hours late … and you’re still not ready?”

28 thoughts on “Punctuality.”

    1. I repeat what I responded to Mike with, My friend Nandu had this comment to offer offblog. “Must have happened at least 20 years ago – today they would be texting each other !”

  1. LOLOL!!! only a man could say something like that. insufferable slob.
    and i like his writing. but i totally disagree with the esteemed mr. waugh.
    i think punctuality is a matter of good manners.
    like chuck said… a simple courtesy.
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  2. Since I am a teacher of youngsters, I have been working hard to teach them that showing up on time, along with personal hygiene and self discipline do not constitute the sin of legalism. Nor is it legitimate to complain that expectations of this sort are the result of tyrannical fanaticism and hyper-authoritarianism. But I am about ready to admit defeat.
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      1. It is usually the 8.40 and 8.45 bus #223 that has difficulties but today I wanted to be on an express at 7.45am and it failed to show; had to catch the non-express that arrived about 2mins late as well…

        Got into city with quite a bit of time on my side but that wasn’t the problem – if the timetable & electronic signboard say one thing…it should mean “on time” πŸ™‚
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        1. I am originally from Bombay where people swear by the punctuality of the suburban train service where if you miss one you will miss connections. They are very rarely late but when they are, all hell breaks loose.

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