Time and tide as they say wait for no man , and while this is true neither does a plane or a train or a bus or ….. have you ever just got to a station or a bus stop just to see it disappear into the distance as you do not quite make it ? Remember the frustration then of having to re think your whole day to fit in with what is now your new time table ? If only your child , your husband , a slow clock , too much traffic hadn’t got in your way to hold you up you would not now be having to sit down ( while you wait for next train/bus ) and re work your entire day . While it may not be your fault nevertheless it has happened and now you have to re plan all of it . It may have been your fault you may have slept in or just been too slow getting moving or whatever but now too the day must be re planned , and sometimes no matter how many times we say I will not make this mistake again we still seem to do it time and again .
So now the day to be re planned sometimes phone calls must be made to those waiting for us , or we just rush to where we were supposed to be in the hope we will not be in too much trouble . We rush off hoping the boss will understand and not be too hard on us , or the school or college we go to will not punish us too hard , after all it was not really planned to be late , was it ? Do we ever really deliberately plan to be late ? Or is it in built somewhere deep inside that we want to be late ? For the reasons that maybe we really do not like having to go to school , work , uni , whatever so the mind plays a little trick and we get it just a touch wrong enough to be late no matter what we seem to do to try and get there on time . Lets face it some of the deadlines or appointments we have to keep are ones we really wish we didn’t have to as they may not be pleasant but we must meet them all the same no matter how we feel about it .
If we work for news papers or TV or at a doctors surgery or anywhere else these are places where you just have to be on time with very little room for movement so being late is not an option . Some appointments missed can lead to all sorts of complications and mess so being on time is something we really do have to get right sometimes like it or not . Appointments such as for a doctor or a lawyer or job interview are ones that really you must get right as consequences can be really bad , such as missing out on a much wanted job or or diagnosis or similar . Keeping up with all these appointments we have in life is so important for so many reasons like it or not they must be kept .
So in this day and age of more and more things we have to fit into our lives keeping appointments becomes more and more important and more and more of a juggle , we have to try harder to keep up even if we really don’t want to . So it seems to me that no matter what gets invented , what new gadgets we come up with we will still always need to keep appointments at some point in our lives . There are so very few people left in the world these days who do not have to keep up with what is going on and keep appointments some time , these to my way of thinking are the lucky ones . So while time and tide wait for no man ( or woman or child ) neither will all these pesky appointments we have to keep no matter what we do to try and avoid them , seems to me that no matter how good we are in every aspect of our lives sometimes we just have to get with it ..
Workmate:”How long have you been working here?” … Me: “Ever since they threatened to fire me”…