What’s So Wrong with Taking Your Time?!

Opinion By J1 Reporter Lucy Boever

“Where are you?”

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Here or There

“Are you coming!”

“You’re late…”

Yes, yes, I know! I’m always late. Anyone who knows me knows I am always late. Why are they so surprised when I show up 15 minutes later? It always happens. It’s nothing new.

Everyone seems to look down on us “late” people. What’s so wrong with taking your time?! I’m sorry I’m not in a rush.

Our world and the people in it are so rushed. It is okay to sometimes, in the words of Elsa, “Let it Go.”

Granted some things you do need to be one time for, but how many things is that? I can think of a few: a job interview, your job, school (on rare occasions). Don’t be late for those!

I’ve been late for a lot of things, so you can trust me. It’s okay to be late sometimes.

For those of you normal people who look down upon those of us who truly value our time and don’t rush: relax. It is going to be okay if both you and I are not right on time once in awhile.

For those of you who are still struggling with the concept of not being on time, think of it this way: everyone else is early so they can witness your fashionable arrival in style.

Over the years, I have developed a strategy: plan on leaving 15 minutes sooner before I need to. That way when I end up leaving 15 minutes later after I was supposed to, I am leaving at the time I should actually leave!

So whether you choose to think of it as being late or just in no hurry, there is one thing you can be sure of: I am not going to change my ways in any way, no matter how much it annoys my friends. I’ll try, but I’m not in a big rush to change.

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