If you've ever taken a class with me, you know I insist on being on time. To me it's a sign of respect. A sign that you're taking the experience seriously. And, frankly, I'm communicating that I take this experience seriously.
Invariably, though, when I'm giving my little speech promoting on-time class starts, a few people arrive late.
I'm instantly reminded of comedien Mike Birbiglia.
What late people don’t understand about us on-time people is that we hate you. And the reason why we hate you is that it’s so easy to be on time — you just have to be early. And early lasts for hours. And on time lasts a second. And then you’re late forever.
— Mike Birbiglia, Thank God for Jokes