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Virtue of Kings (as the saying goes)

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Virtue of Kings (as the saying goes)

Punctuality; or the lack of it, really winds me up, personally I would rather be an hour early, than a minute late. There's a standing family joke, that I have a last request to be 10 minutes late for my own funeral, as the only time in my "life" I've ever knowingly been late for anything.
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I tend to be early for everything........................... so find myself sitting in doctors/hospital/railway stations for ages - but I worry all the time about missing appointments/trains etc! Smiley
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Punctuality is one of my pet fads.
A group of us have a 9:00 sales meeting every morning and the person who's meeting it is turns up at 9:10 consistently  Angry
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Having spent 12 years of my life in the Royal Navy, and having to be there "5 minutes before....or else"... makes me always early for meetings, appointments.... I love to just sit there, totally ignoring the pile of 5 year old magazines, and in my head, I practice my morse code by reading all the posters,etc, using the morse, in my head..... At the same time, I see people around me, nervously figeting trying to look calm and relaxed, and trying to look as if they really are interested in the article in the magazine.  Cheesy
What annoys me?  when I get there early, (as good manners demands) and am then kept waiting by the person who I am supposed to see..... they apologise, but in their face, and actions, they show they really couldn`t give a monkeys armpit..  Shocked  ... but just you turn the tables on them, and see what happens... Shocked
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@strat..... next time, organise the group, to wear wigs, and turn up at 09:11  Huh Huh Huh (oh dear.... looks like afro man has lost his hair  Roll eyes
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Nothing winds me up, I'm just a very easy going old fellow.
But you all knew that didn't you?
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The appointment that really annoy me are Hospital ones - where you arrive early, and then the Nurse puts up a sign saying "This clinic is running 45 minutes lat.  We are sorry for the delay"!!!!
I never minded when I was at work, after all the appointment was not in "my" time but nowadays I do mind...................... Angry
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I'm just a very easy going old fellow.

It stands out a mile Bob Smiley
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I'm quite a stickler for punctuality too. I say 'quite' because I don't always bother so much with friends these days - I used to, but I got fed up of arriving fifteen minutes early and them being twenty minutes late, so these days I try and be as 'on the dot' as possible to avoid any tedious waiting around. With anything more official/important though, I'll always make sure I arrive in plenty of time.
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Sorry folks, I must go now, I don't want to miss Newsnight. I've only got 14 minutes. I must not be late.
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The appointment that really annoy me are Hospital ones

My last hospital appointment I turned up a few minutes early and some people were "no-shows" so I went in to see the Consultant after 1 minute and was actually back home (5 minutes drive) before my appointment was due!
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I dont like getting there late either, In Morning I am going to Alexandra Palace, Route, M11 and London North Circular, very unpredictable, then if you are pushing the time, all the Blue parking has gone, so aim to be at least 30 min early.
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@reply number 9
You could catch up on the BBC iplayer ! ! ! Roll eyes
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At least it is more stimulating than the out of date magazines on offer.... and I can use it anywhere I wait... Smiley Smiley Smiley
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