Someone reminded me of my blog and I decided to check my last post...to my horror and embarrassment - my last update was in 2016!
Let’s give this another try before burying the blog for good.
Talking about late and being late is something of a peeve of mine. Why?!
The favourite saying of most Malaysians is unfortunately ON THE WAY! Even if they are still in bed or just about to have their bath or maybe still at the office.
Not everyone has the time to wait and not everyone is patient enough not to loose their cool. It has come to the point where to ensure that people are somewhat on time or within 15mins give or take of the expected time, people are now calling for meetings nearly an hour earlier. Now the people who are perpetually late will be somewhat on time and the people who are either perpetually early or on time are there way earlier than is needed. 🤨🤨🤨 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️
I can’t change myself to be late, so I am among the few that reaches nearly an hour early for meetings. However, this has now created another problem, what of the next meeting? You assume that the first meeting is starting at 9am and schedule the next meeting at 11am, thinking that an hour is enough for the earlier meeting. Unfortunately as the meeting only starts at 10.15am, it only finishes at 11.15am and you are officially late by 15mins at that point. By the time you get to the 2nd meeting point you are now late by an hour! So everyone is now upset with you and you are way beyond frazzled at being late and rushed. Let’s not forget you may have something else lined up 1pm that you will rush the 2nd meeting to ensure that your schedule for the day is somewhat manageable.
In the end the whole day is shot because someone is always ON THE WAY.
WOW!!! Wrote that in like 5mins. Why??? Because I am waiting for someone who just texted that they are on the way...