I very rarely run late. Once I commit to a certain time, I adjust my life around it. I hate the feeling of running late and I don’t like having to rush. Other people don’t seem to follow this train of thought.
One of the worst things you can do to an anxious person is to keep them waiting. I can’t just sit and read a book or watch something. I pace around and around.
Another terrible thing to do to an anxious person is to say “I have something really important I want to discuss with you but it can wait until tomorrow.” Uh, no. It can’t wait. I’m already imagining the worst. JUST TELL ME NOW.
The latter recently occured and I might blog about that another time.
Meanwhile I am jittery as I wait for a guest who always runs late and yes, I could just assume they will be here fifteen minutes later than the quoted time but then I think- what if they actually arrive on time and I am not fully prepared?