To be late or not to be

Time is the most precious thing in today’s world. This time gets more important to those who work and are professionals. Time is a question of life and death when someone is about to die. Someone is dying and ambulance is taking time to come. Time is important for those who don’t have time. That is what I think about time. But the question for today is whether it’s good to be late or not?

Getting late is a part of life. There won’t be a single person in this world who is never late for anything. There will be at least one occasion where he is late. In a country like India, getting late is very common. Very very common. Especially in the government offices. I heard of an employee who comes to work by 12 noon, gets refreshed. By the time it’s lunch time. She goes for lunch. Works for an hour and half. Then leaves office as she have limited buses to go back home. Hardly works for two hours. Most of the offices start at 10 o’clock. One hour late.

I can understand if it’s traffic problem. They are getting worse and worse. But hey… they don’t happen everyday in my city. I have been late many times during my job life. In my personal life not much. I try to be punctual. Often the transport hits me. I never got fired for getting late though. Being punctual always puts you in respected position. That also helps you to go ahead far more than other. On a job, you’ll earn some appreciation from your boss. That may in turn help in promotion. You see. Lots of benefits of being punctual and not late.

What happens when you are late? Is it always bad? Everything has it’s own flips and flops. So do this “Getting late” thing. There are these moments when a person was late and his life was saved. This has happened in many bomb blasts that are now regular. Getting late to a sale may often give you things cheaper than what they sold out a minute before. This list may not be a big list. But definitely not to be ignored.

I’ll stop here. I am getting late for something.. 😆 After all The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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