Being late is something that happens to all betches at some point in their lives. Like, even if you’re the type of betch that plans your life out perfectly and are very responsible, circumstances might arise that change the course of your day. For example, you might get a little too drunk one night and miss your alarm. Even though your alarm goes off at the same time everyday, you might miss it one day, and it could lead to you being late.
Let’s say you’re on the way to meet your friends for a pregame, but you haven’t even left the house yet. You realize that you’re late, but it’s still too early to tell anyone else. You never want to tell anyone you’re late until you’re sure how late you’re going to be. I mean, it might be totally fine. You might catch the subway just as it gets into the station and you might make it on time without anyone knowing you were panicking to get out the door.
It’s not your fault if you’re late. Most of the time, there’s at least one other person that is responsible, too. Like, maybe you were in line for the grocery store and the person in front of you took forever, because he didn’t want to bag his groceries. Like, he thought it would be a better experience for him to put all his items in the car without bagging them, so you had to stand in line and wait forever. And maybe because of that, you then were late for the concert you were supposed to go to.
Even though it’s never your fault, sometimes you’re late because you were a little lax. Like maybe you saw the time and knew you had to be out of the house by 8:30 to make it to your 9 am meeting, but you just didn’t care that much. Maybe you woke up late and knew there wasn’t time for breakfast, but you still really wanted breakfast. In the heat of the moment, you decided to eat breakfast anyway, and now you’re late.
The thing to remember when you’re late is not to panic. Sure, you probably will panic at some point. You might even keep checking the time as if you can’t believe that you’re actually late. The whole time you’re running late you think – this could be the moment my life changes. Like, you might lose your job because you’re so late. Who knows? You make promises to yourself like, “please let me get away with this one this time, and I promise I’ll be more responsible in the future.” You question all the choices you made leading you up to this moment.
When you finally do get to where you’re going, you realize that everything is going to be okay. So maybe you kept some people waiting, but it’s not the end of the world. There’s always a way out, and even though it’s uncomfortable to be late, or even to have to admit you are, your friends will understand. And in the end, if the situation takes a turn for the worse, you can always cancel your plans. Remember, you can’t be late for cancelled plans.