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To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

Postby Strong Eagle » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:15 am

I disagree with this sentiment. People who show up early are a pain in the ass. Like trying to get ready for a party or dinner, and some airhead shows up 15 minutes early. Puleeeze.

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Re: To get there early is on time and showing up on time is

Postby nakatago » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 7:36 am

Strong Eagle wrote:I disagree with this sentiment. People who show up early are a pain in the ass. Like trying to get ready for a party or dinner, and some airhead shows up 15 minutes early. Puleeeze.


Unless said airhead is there to help...but probably not since you called him/her airhead.

I actually saw a segment in some show that:

* in professional settings (e.g. business meetings) - be 10 minutes early
* in social settings (e.g. parties) - be 10 minutes late

Never thought of it that way but it kinda makes sense.

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Postby Brah » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 7:49 am

15 minutes is silly. On-time is best, but I welcome people to show up 2-3 minutes early before my meetings start, gives a chance for banter that doesn't take away from the meeting time.

So it's a she izzit? I see what you did there...

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 7:54 am

Brah wrote:15 minutes is silly. On-time is best, but I welcome people to show up 2-3 minutes early before my meetings start, gives a chance for banter that doesn't take away from the meeting time.

So it's a she izzit? I see what you did there...


My grandfather (may he rest in peace) would come two hours before for parties!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 8:42 am

I always try to be 15 minutes early or on time at the latest. In fact, I've always allowed for traffic disruptions be they public or via private car (always allowing for traffic jams or the odd flat tire). I would rather be 15 minutes early for the opera/concert/movie than disrupt everybody around me being fashionably late which to me is inconsiderate. Most venues have a "lobby" where one can idle prior to waltzing into the main venue "on time".

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Re: To get there early is on time and showing up on time is

Postby Splatted » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 4:34 pm

Strong Eagle wrote: Like trying to get ready for a party or dinner, and some airhead shows up 15 minutes early. Puleeeze.


At least it's not 3 hours early. had that happen during my house-warming party. Was quite annoyed as I wanted to take a short nap after a very long morning.

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Postby hrprof1985 » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 5:33 pm

This sentiment gets back memories of my first job when my Boss made this line..and I was like....R u serious?..

But after a few years of work my take on this sentiment is:

For Business/Professional purposes : A Big Yes for before time is on time. It gives you a chance to get a feel of the situation esp before meetings/presentations.

For Social Events: A Big No For before time is on time..one should be on time, being late for me is being a bit rude. I would hate someone arriving before time to my party and catch me unaware trying to close last minute stuff....Eeeks!!! and when they do arrive they tend to state that "Oh I thought I could help you"...Plzzz...did I ask for help??????

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Postby durain » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 6:22 pm

what if you are justin bieber :D

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Postby Brah » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 7:02 pm

Ok so it really depends on what one is being early for. I'm all for getting to the airport an hour earlier than I have to, or a movie to pick up my tickets (then I wait out the advertising until the last minute).

For meetings, I want people there on time, and if I'm really late for a meeting, I won't go. But I don't need them to be there ridiculously early.

To my place for inviting people over? They'd better not be too early. Same for interviews - I make them wait until 3 minutes before.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 7:32 pm

My feeling...
For all job related it's better to be a bit early but if this is something more important (i.e. job interview) you should come earlier but wait somewhere outside and only arrive exactly on time.
For private gatherings with many guests, 15 min before is ok, half an hour later, still ok. If this is just one person who is coming, then this gets more narrowed down, so it does with decreased level of informality between the guest and the host.

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 8:08 pm

durain wrote:what if you are justin bieber :D


I only know about that because it was on the TV this morning as I walked out into the living room.

What an asshole.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 8:09 pm

For Job related stuff I'm usually 5-10 mins early. I usually loiter around the building and time my entry so that I'm on the spot.

For social gatherings I'm fashionably late unless the host wants me to help out with something.
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Postby nutnut » Thu, 07 Mar 2013 11:29 am

3-5 minutes early for everything, it's more likely to give hte impression of being "ön-time" than being "late", if you come exactly on time, you could seem to be a minute late when someone realizes you are there or you have to collect a security pass or something daft.
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Postby alittlerisky » Thu, 07 Mar 2013 4:15 pm

durain wrote:what if you are justin bieber :D


pray sir...whi si this Justin Bieber?

(I pride myself on the fact that I would not recognise Jusin Bieber is he sitting at the next table in a restaurant)
Who? What? How? Why? Where? When? Merde...

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 07 Mar 2013 8:41 pm

alittlerisky wrote:
durain wrote:what if you are justin bieber :D


pray sir...whi si this Justin Bieber?

(I pride myself on the fact that I would not recognise Jusin Bieber is he sitting at the next table in a restaurant)



5 minutes early for business/meetings. 15 minutes late for private dinner parties (in England it even has a descriptive term: 'fashionably late').

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