The problem with someone like me who is terminally late is when I’m actually on time, and no one notices, no one believes me.
Yesterday, Leo told me that 11:00 is too late to come in, be on time.
I got caught behind the bridge today, so I was in at 10:14, according to the clock in my car. Unfortunately no one saw me until 11:45… so I was late.
I’m not sure how that’s possible, since it’s just now 11:47, but still.
Perception is reality.
Let’s backtrack a little bit. It’s 11:48 as of this sentence. My WinAmp says it’s been running for 78 minutes. That means I loaded the WinAmp stream at 10:30. Before I came into my office, I fixed a problem on the printer, which took me around 10 minutes, which puts me at 10:20. I checked my email and responded to IMs before I loaded WinAmp, that puts me in about 5 minutes earlier than what WinAmp says.
That’s 10:15. Pretty close to what I said. However, that’s not what was observed by my partners, so it’s not what reality is. Reality is I got chewed out like a minimum wage slave for being late.
How you see things isn’t always correct. Don’t always assume you are correct.