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,  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. Many many yerrs ago ( when my hair was jet black and plentiful ) during “Traffic Week” one banner read ” It is better to be late Mr Motorist , than to be the late Mr Motorist ! ” I must confess however that I can never be “fashionably late” – a trait among some people I know ! 🙂

  2. A Priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish.

    A leading local politician and member of the congregation was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little speech at the dinner.

    However, he was delayed, so the Priest decided to say his own few words while they waited:

    “I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it.
    He had stolen money from his parents; embezzled from his employer; had an affair with his boss’s wife; had sex with his boss’s 17 year old daughter on numerous occasions, taken illegal drugs; had several homosexual affairs; was arrested several times for public nudity and gave VD to his sister.

    I was appalled that one person could do so many awful things. But as the days went on, I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.”

    Just as the Priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk:“I’ll never forget the first day our parish Priest arrived,” said the politician. “In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession.”

    Moral: Never, Never, Never Be Late

  3. I hope Mr. Waugh was joking, because I definitely disagree with him. Punctuality is not only a courtesy, but shows that you value both others’ time and your own.

      1. Well, I still think the statement doesn’t make sense. He ought to know waught’s waught.

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