Showing up Late to Meetings and Appointments
If you often run late, tell a new friend or coworker, “I’m really bad at getting somewhere on time. I try, but I still tend to run late. If I’m late getting to the restaurant, call me and I’ll tell you when I’ll be there. Better yet, call me before you leave, to make sure that I’m not running behind. If I’m really late, order an appetizer -- on me.” Your friend shouldn’t always expect you to be on time and resent you when you’re not.