What’s the Time Please!?

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May 30, 2019

Time Notes

In the 1980s, my two friends – #Shahrukh & #Shahveer – and I decided we’ll be on time for every party.  Guess what happened … we were the only three there at the appointed time!  What a riot … even the hosts weren’t around.

On average, we only have 657,000 hours in our lifetime – so why WHY NOT MANAGE TIME BETTER!?

Amongst my many idiosyncrasies, I hate being late and I hate waiting for latecomers – I get irritated; it vexes me (I love that term 😊); and it truly gets under my skin.

A close relative has an uncanny ability of turning up at a party just when the food is coming out or a minute earlier.  There has NEVER been a time when he has to wait for the food 😊.

Another close relative just cannot be at an appointment on time – even for his departing flight!  The one time I decided to trick him into going earlier by saying the flight was leaving 30 minutes earlier, was the only time he got to the airport on time … and the flight was delayed!  IRONY!!!

So what can one do-

  • Try putting your watch forward 15 minutes? However, your internal clock will smarten up almost immediately and you’ll know you have the additional 15 minutes available- and you’re back to square one;
  • You can have your partner nag the hell out of you to get out in time;
  • Your secretary can keep calling to pester you to go on time:

… OR, you can realize you only had 657,000 hours available (on average) in your lifetime – before the reaper comes calling – so make the most of it and DON’T BE LATE!

(Incidentally, we couldn’t fight the party system and Shahrukh, Shahveer & I were forced to (in the words of others) stop this ‘ridiculous’ behavior! 😊).

 

2 thoughts on “What’s the Time Please!?

  1. This reminds me of my father’s (and later mine) routine. Most of the time we would reach parties at the scheduled time only to find the staff setting up for the function. At my wedding, I arrived at the hall on time and found only a few of my inlaws there, frantically making calls to get the remaining to come 🙂 By the way, I left home only with my mother and father so the barat was just one car because no one else was ready. Now, i have relaxed a little only because if I go on time I have to sit there and stare at the walls for quite some time (my wife won’t let me bring a book).

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  2. This reminds me of my father’s (and later mine) routine. Most of the time we would reach parties at the scheduled time only to find the staff setting up for the function. At my wedding, I arrived at the hall on time and found only a few of my inlaws there, frantically making calls to get the remaining to come 🙂 By the way, I left home only with my mother and father so the barat was just one car because no one else was ready. Now, i have relaxed a little only because if I go on time I have to sit there and stare at the walls for quite some time (my wife won’t let me bring a book).

    Liked by 1 person

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