Punctuality as a Bliss

I had a working breakfast with an old friend this morning, and of course, arrived ridiculously early at the coffee place because I am never late.

And that’s the problem with the real world – nothing is 100%. There’s no such thing as “absolutely” on time – it’s either before or after, even if by just a few moments. So if you want to ensure you’re not late, you come early. Even on Fridays.

There I was, early as usual, thinking how wise I was since there was no parking. With a few minutes to spare, I knew I wouldn’t be late, true to my principles. And right then, my friend calls and asks if I’m coming.

“But we’re meeting at quarter to, no?” – “No, we said half past!” – “OMG! What a disgrace!”

I rushed inside, profusely apologizing for my appalling tardiness. But my friend apologized for me apologizing, as he’d checked his agenda and realized I was actually right – we were meeting at quarter to. He just doesn’t like being late, so he counted in the 15-minute drive subconsciously advancing the meeting time.


Because never being late is just one of my many virtues, with always being right coming in a close second. But knowing my god-given trait, I never argue. At least not with someone who shares this same set of impeccable innate virtues. And not on Friday.

At Collectiver, we are striving for punctuality on Fridays. But if you need a boost of (de)motivation at any time, our COMA gallery is open 24/7 for our most (dis)engaged followers. (If you’re not a VIP yet, you can continue your private tour right here.)