21 Signs That You're Chronically Running Late
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21 Signs That You're Chronically Running Late

Maybe someday you'll be on time...if you're lucky.

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21 Signs That You're Chronically Running Late
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You try your best, but are always running in 5 minutes late. You know it, your friends know it, and even your professors know it. If you're lucky, maybe you'll make it to your wedding on time. In the meantime, here are 21 things that happen when you're inevitably, shamelessly, and chronically running late.

1. Arriving before everyone else gives you anxiety.

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What do you even do? Just sit there waiting around for other people to show up? Sounds like a waste of time to me.

2. People are overly proud of you when you show up when you say you're going to show up.

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But not as proud as you are of yourself.

3. You've walked into a room and had people sarcastically clap because you finally made it.

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But you weren't even mad about it.

4. Your friends know to tell you that things are starting at an earlier time than they actually are, so you'll arrive on time.

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"Movie starts at 8? Alright, let's tell everyone to meet at 7:45, and tell Emily we're meeting at 4:30."

5. It's a shame, but you've already caught on to your friends tactics.

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What if you actually do show up at the time they tell you and they're lying and they're not actually coming for another hour? Better be two hours late, just in case.

6. You hate when people say, "If you're early you're on time. If you're on time, you're late."

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I'm sorry, what? That's not how that works. Why wouldn't you just tell people to get there earlier?

7. Your life motto is, "A queen is never late. Everyone else is simply early."

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And you've actually told someone that after arriving late to an event.

8. You've used every excuse in the book.

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But it really just boils down to who you are as a person.

9. Something unexpected always seems to happen when you're finally about to be on time.

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Which, of course, inevitably makes you late.

10. You can kind-of sort-of make it on time to really important events.

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Job interviews, weddings, and funerals are about the extent of it...and you're still not early enough to be considered "on time" by your family.

11. You always think you can do a whole bunch of things in a really short amount of time.

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"Well, I have an 8:00 a.m. final, so if I wake up at 7:40, I'll have time to shower, make a three-course breakfast, vacuum my bedroom, go grocery shopping, walk to class, and memorize everything from the semester."

12. You know people who are chronically stressed struggle with their health.

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Trying to be on time seems pretty stressful, so really, you're just being a healthier human being.

13. You've told someone you're "on your way," when you're really still laying in bed.

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Because you're confident you can make up tons of lost time en route.

14. Contrary to the popular belief, you're not trying to be late.

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If you could be on time to everything, you would be.

15. People get used to your tardiness pretty quickly.

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At first they just thought it was an accident, the next 14 times they thought you were being rude, and after that they just accepted that this would become part of their lives.

16. You don't understand urgency when something is still seemingly so far in the future.

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It must be so stressful to be Type A.

17. You simply don't get frazzled anymore about being late.

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Cool, calm, collected...even though your class started 15 minutes ago and you're still in bed.

18. You have the mentality that despite the fact that your meeting starts in one minute and you're 20 minutes away, at least you still have that one minute left.

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They're not waiting for you, yet.

19. You've had people place actual bets on the time of your arrival.

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Really? You bet I'd be 23 minutes late?! Well, it's not totally wrong...

20. You're convinced that you need to move to the Bahamas so you can live on "island time".

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"Yeah, I'll see you whenever I'll see you."

21. You're reading this when you should really be heading to something important that you're probably already late for.

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Maybe someday you'll be on time!

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My Astral Life

I'm the first to admit that I am one of THOSE people who uses their zodiac sign as a description of themselves. I realize not everyone believes in astrology-related anything, and there are plenty of people who don't fit their signs. However, I'm one of the people who truly fits their sign to a tee. I'm a Cancer, a Crab, a Moon Child. It's currently our season fellow Crabs! So without further ado, here are all of the signs that you're a Cancer.

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The Blessing of Lacking Sex Appeal

To all the fellow non "it" girls out there

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Lacking sex appeal is not a desirable thing. It makes you fee not ugly, but wrong. Not having charisma is not a life goal. It doesn't make you fee friendless, but isolated. Not being the "it" girl happens, and tonight (and every nigh prior to this)

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Confessions From the Single Friend of the Group

It is truly the worst place to be

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Confessions From the Single Friend of the Group

Look. If you are anything like me, complaining about being single is such a hard thing to because you are genuinely happy for your friends, but as they continue to be happy in their relationships, the ever crushing weight of being the single friends can become overwhelming. For context, my primary friend group consists of four people. We are all roommates and it is a great time here. All three of my roommates have boyfriends/girlfriends, which makes our friend group of four quickly jump to seven, and it is wonderful! I love my roommates so much and I love their S.O's, but no matter how much I love them I always get extremely jealous and sad. The sad thing is that the only part that ever truly ends up bugging me is that since I am single, they are my go-to top priorities and it has been really hard to watch myself slip from the top of their go-to's to not being their go to when they feel the weight of the world. What makes it harder is that expressing that I feel alone and unwanted makes me sound jealous and like I don't want my friends to hangout with their people. I get it. I do. But there are just days I want to be someone's first pick and I'm not.

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