Friday, June 11, 2010

Better Late Than Never?

By Heather

My daughter’s high school band lives by this motto:

To be early is to be on time.

To be on time is to be late.

To be late is to be left behind.

It’s a motto I can relate to—somewhat. I really hate being late. For anything. Yet having said that, I’m not exactly the most punctual person. I try, I really do, but my success rate at arriving anywhere on time is around 50% or so. It is truly rare for me to be later than 10 minutes. Rare to the point of something Must Have Gone Horribly Wrong for me to be that late.

Now I’m not sure if the high school band has ever actually left anyone behind (they have a lot of bus trips), but I don’t think I ever have to worry about my daughter needing to find her own ride home—she’s fully adopted the “to be early is to be on time” part of that maxim. Thank goodness—because I might be late to pick her up.

Are you punctual? Always late?

~Heather

PS: Now I have Timon and Pumba from Lion King in my head:

Hakuna Matata?
Yeah. It's our motto!
What's a motto?
Nothing. What's a-motto with you?