Sunday, May 1, 2011

Don't Be Late For The Party!

A good grasp of "acceptably late" is a margin that varies depending on the circumstances of the event.

30 minutes: The maximum amount of time after the start of a party that you should arrive.

15 minutes: The point at which lateness to any party where a meal will be served requires a quick phone call to the hostess.

10 minutes: Maximum acceptable lateness for meeting a group at a restaurant. Call or text if you are running late more than that.

5 minutes: The window for meeting a friend (so she won't wonder if she got the date or place wrong - and leave.)

There are no such thing as "acceptably late" at weddings, funerals, performances or any other situation in which whispered apologies will result.