oops, I was late again.

oops, I was late again.Photo by Rachael Crowe on Unsplash

*sends to boss*

There are two types of people in this world, those who own a watch and those who too own a watch but choose to ignore it. 

If you're the first, then chances are you've got a lot going for you. People like you, you're likely to get promoted in work, you're a good person and your friends will always invite you out. 

If you're the latter...well, you know where this is going. You think you're too cool to keep time, you think being late makes you appear mysterious, (newsflash, it doesn't. You just look rude.) and if your friends do think to invite you anywhere...they tell you they're meeting an hour before they actually plan to because you won't show up till then anyway. 

But hey, it's not all bad. It turns out people who are always late are actually proven to live longer than strict timekeepers. Oh, and they're also way more successful than people who are always on time. 

Yep, according to Southern Living people who are late tend to be a lot more optimistic and unrealistic. Y'know how you think you can shower, try a new eyeliner technique, meal prep for the week ahead and watch an hour-long compilation video of dogs smiling all before going to meet your friends in 45 minutes? 

Never quite works out does it? Well, the very fact that doesn't stress you out means you will live longer. 

As for people who are always late being more successful, that all comes down to the reason you're late. Generally, being late means you've been busy doing something else - usually work, an activity or a hobby - and because you've allowed said task to run over schedule, it shows you're passionate. 

And as we all know, passion is the key to doing well.

So the next time your boss tries to have a go at you for being late again, send them this article. We've got your back. 

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