- the quality or state of being punctual.
- strict observance in keeping engagements; promptness.
Are you a punctual person? Do you make appointments and arrive on time or a few minutes early? To you take a project and complete it within the arranged time frame?
Or, do you find yourself putting it aside, for something else, and before you know it, time has slipped away and now you much rush through?
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” ~ Douglas Adams
Many people think I’m a bit on the obsessive side. I love to be on time. I’m never ‘fashionably late’. If I say I’ll be somewhere at a certain time, and I find I can’t, I will call and let them know. I have never appreciated sitting in a doctor’s office waiting for the appointment I scheduled, and finding out that earlier, the doctor had to rush out on an emergency.
I have relaxed some in the last year or so. I’m no longer 30 – 45 minutes early for everything, now, I try to be 10 to 15 minutes early instead.
So, when you tell me, you’re going to call at a specific time, then don’t…. that makes me crazy. Or, if you call at the last 3 minutes in that time frame and say you can’t make it, and you’ll call later, and give me another time frame – – and THEN don’t call me, I’m no longer crazy… I’m insane. I’m incensed!!
“I must do something” always solves more problems than “Something must be done.” ~Author Unknown