Because I don’t, but I’m starting to think that I live in a different time universe from everyone else. I like to think that I’m really relaxed about most things (some of you may disagree…), but deadlines, and meeting times…well, that’s a different story. Mostly, when people miss deadlines, or when they are late for meetings (by more than five-ten minutes), it vexes me greatly. I try really hard to let it go, but it just seems so….disrespectful.
I don’t really know how to deal with this one. First of all, I am trying very hard to breathe through the vexation. But when people cancel meetings five minutes before they are scheduled to take place because they are not prepared, what should I do? When people miss deadlines that we’ve agreed upon, and the rest of my work depends on, what should I do? When people show up half an hour late for a meeting they called, what should I do?
I’d like to hear from all my people who are late for things, miss deadlines, etc, because I know you don’t mean ill. Help me understand you, and the universe in which you live. Help me figure out how to live in peace and harmony with you, because if we don’t sort this out, it’s going to be all over for one of us, and since I’m good at setting deadlines and meeting them, my money’s on you.