Are you on time? Are your kids?

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Are you on time? Are your kids?
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 5:49pm

Do you arrive for work, doctor appointments, social events, etc on time?  What events (if any) warrant being early for?  Is there anything you purposely show up late for?  Explain. 

How about your kids? 

 

 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:12am

I'll define it. It's a made up term so the pair of them can go all Judgey McJudgeypants on us if any of us dare to admit we've ever been "casually late" to anything. As I said earlier--either you're early, on time, or late. Casually late doesn't exist. If you're late, you're late.

It is NOT a made up term lololol. Casually late is like how we were this weekend when we went out with a bunch of friends to a bar. We weren't there to have a prepared dinner or meal. There were no planned activities that had time restraints.


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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:15am

Not a made up term and YES, at the time of your question only PKA had asked, then RG asked. That is 2 not 6 (or more as you stated). 

I guess it all depends on the type of things you go to. If they are planned and time restraints, then yes, you should not be casually late. I go to many things that are casually late things if need be. 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:15am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I'll define it. It's a made up term so the pair of them can go all Judgey McJudgeypants on us if any of us dare to admit we've ever been "casually late" to anything. As I said earlier--either you're early, on time, or late. Casually late doesn't exist. If you're late, you're late.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">It is NOT a made up term lololol. Casually late is like how we were this weekend when we went out with a bunch of friends to a bar. We weren't there to have a prepared dinner or meal. There were no planned activities that had time restraints.</span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><br /></span></p>

Then how is that late?  If you don't have any set plans, you're always on time.

So to recap, "casually late" means "on time".

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:17am

Ask Jambles.  She brought it up this time. I'm just curious why it is okay for adults to crash kid parties when the reverse clearly isn't acceptable. I'm very close to some of the people who haven't invited my kid(s) to their wedding (one is my daughter's godmother), but I wouldn't dream of bringing a kid to their adult-only event. So why do y'all think it is okay to bring a bunch of uninvited ppl to a kid's bday party. It makes no sense. And is just as rude. Why would the host/hostess even bother sending out invitations addressed to one person if the whole family is invited? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Perhaps they really just want ONLY your kid there but are too polite to say otherwise. So they send out the invitation and hope you take the hint...

All the parties I have been to with my kids, it was always assumed the parents stayed, especially if they were out at a place. Again, I never heard of such a problem with it. These are parents that we have and will know for 12 or more years while our kids go to school together. I guess the groups I associate with are just more social, I don't know. It has always been the norm for many years and for both kids. 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:18am

<<You don't know what casually late means? >>

I said, I don't know what "you" mean by that, so please explain.   

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:19am
springfever2013 wrote:
I don't know, why did you mention it then?</strong></p>

Because *I* need a full body pat down.  And I was discussing MY experience in traveling.  *I* need to show up 90-120 minutes early to flights even at small regional airports.

For personal flights too, not just business? 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:20am

<<Maybe it's a geographic thing.  Some don't get the concept of sticking around at birthday parties to help and converse with other moms either. >>

Ah....more backyard cleanup will be needed!  

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:21am

Then how is that late?  If you don't have any set plans, you're always on time.

So to recap, "casually late" means "on time".

There IS a set time but you can be casually late. The last time we all went out, we were the first ones. Someone is always early, on time, casually late, and late (meaning usually the last ones). 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:22am

bordwithyou wrote:
Jambles, why do you have to be so mean? Someone says they don't understand something, and instead of helping out, you throw out a snide comment that had nothing to do with the topic. Why do you have to be so mean?

Bias debating or aka engage the not practicing what one preaches.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:24am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Not mean, Bord, Just pointing out the debatables. You said you don't stick around either.

Good, remember that the next time before whining about the Catholic religion being debated.  Wink

PumpkinAngel

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