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22 Struggles Only Consistently Late People Will Understand

I was born tardy. True story.

1. The dirty, judgmental looks that pierce through your soul as you walk into a room full of people who are on time.

2. Trying to sneak into class without having the teacher notice was damn near impossible.

3. Getting called out by your middle school teacher for being late, and making an example out of you in front of the class.

4. Or when teachers locked up the doors five minutes after the class already started.

5. Coming up with a new excuse every day to explain your habitual tardiness.

6. People's failure to understand why you're late.

7. When people say, "IF YOU KNEW YOU HAD TO BE HERE AT 3:00, WHY DIDN'T YOU LEAVE EARLIER?!"

8. And, when you actually leave earlier, something ridiculous happens that makes you arrive late anyway.

9. When you arrive late, and people point at their wrists like they have a wrist watch or something.

10. When people try lecturing you about your time management skills.

11. When you go to a party and people don't understand the concept of being fashionably late.

12. When your microwave clock shuts down for some reason, therefore you can't tell what time it is, therefore you're going to be late.

13. When you arrive out of breath and sweaty to a date.

14. When people keep texting you, "Hey, where are you?"

15. When people keep texting you "ETA?"

16. When a movie theater decides to play a movie on time.

17. Public transportation that's ON SCHEDULE.

18. When you think you're going to make it on time, but your train stops for no reason whatsoever.

19. When express trains suddenly turn local.

20. When you underestimate the horror of rush-hour traffic.

21. When people use -ish when setting up a time to meet (e.g. "Let's meet at 8ish").

22. When you truly believe that you can get there in five minutes.

But the truth is, you won't get there in five minutes. You will never get there in five minutes.

Because deep down inside, deep within your heart, you are who you are: a late person.

AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A LATE PERSON.