Birdwatching
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I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:12 am

This has been one huge problem since the beginning, and I was wondering if anybody has any similar experience. It's one big mess in timing. I guess I can't change it, it's just the way I am.

She's just always late, at least 20 minutes, and I'm always like five minutes early, whether it's for dinner, for the movies, for a date, whatever.

I've always liked to come early to important meetings and dates. I like to come early to the airport, at least 3 hours on international and 2 hours on domestic.
I like to be at the movies 15 minutes before they start. Period.

Are you a late person, an early-comer or just right on time? Share!
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:15 am

You have no idea how bad that title looks  Silly
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:16 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Try thinking about Mickey Mantle for a few seconds every now and then.  Wink
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Matt D
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:19 am

If you want her to be ready at 7, tell her you're picking her up at 6:30. That would be a good start.

It might work. I'm not sure why so many people-particularly women are so lackadasical when it comes to punctuality. Maybe it's something in their chromosomes, the same thing that compels them to say "like" in every single sentence. Or maybe it's just plain bad manners and indifference to anyone else.

I've broken up with several women over the years over the issue of punctuality. I'm always on time if not early. To me, 5 o'clock means...well...5 o'clock. Not 4:55...not 5:10.

I've learned to just deal with it by using my suggestion above, namely padding the schedule. I've abandoned several dates (and probably several lays as well) by sticking to my guns and walking out when I say 5 means 5.

[Edited 2005-08-31 23:20:36]
 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:20 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
Are you a late person, an early-comer or just right on time? Share!

In NZ you have to be clear whether working to "Island Time" or "Pakeha Time" mostly i find that 15 mins late and no-one turns a hair, sometimes they're glad you're late, I don't stress if people are late and from certain cultures I will expect the timings to be approximate.

My brother freaked out when we didn't leave for AKL from my house until well inside the 3 hour check-in period but if you check-in 45 mins before boarding there usually isn't a queue.

But back to you, relax mate, learn to know when you must be early and when it doesn't matter and enjoy your life, time was made for man, not man for time.......
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:23 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thank you so much for sharing that.  worried   eyepopping 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:51 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
You have no idea how bad that title looks

Well... I have the feeling the title was something more than unintentional...  Wink
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:54 am

Quoting CURLYHEADBOY (Reply 6):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
You have no idea how bad that title looks

Well... I have the feeling the title was something more than unintentional...

yeah, we've seen his picture. we all know what he really meant.

;p
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:55 am

Women cannot tell time, accept this fact. I advise giving her times a good 30 minutes in advance of when you actually need her ready. This is SOP with most women I know.
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:55 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

This is more than I ever wanted to know about you.  eyepopping 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:11 am

Birdwatching,

Just remove your spam filter for an evening and plenty of assistance will be on offer.
I was told that instructions for some of those products must be followed very strictly, abuse of medication leading to the opposite effect....I always come late, my gf hurt and unhappy".

Joke apart (it is your fault), welcome to Greece, the land where even the clocks are so lazy that both needles are hanging on 6.
I (non-Greek) had that problem for about 8 years.
Now I have adapted, I live my life, my wife lives her life, and it happens that we intersect.

Small exaggeration...no, I have learned to discern the undiscernable, i.e. to sense the meaning of "in one or two hours" or "at about 6".
It all depends of what the target of the female is.
If it is to go for (specialized) shopping, I reckon the precision will be +/- 1%, if it is to meet someone somewhere at night it may vary by one hour (the person will be there anyway), if it is to come back home after an evening with her friends I just forget about it and think I am a bachelor again.

We males are the poor lot BW, nothing has changed since Eve.
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:33 am

Quoting Captoveur (Reply 8):
Women cannot tell time, accept this fact

It's better to be early than late. As a woman, I always make sure I am always early or late, one of my pet hates is bad time-keeping.
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:49 am

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 11):
It's better to be early than late.

The only woman who likes men to come early!
 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:50 am

Quoting Matt D (Reply 3):
If you want her to be ready at 7, tell her you're picking her up at 6:30.

That is the simple solution.
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:38 am

Quoting Alcregular (Reply 11):
I always make sure I am always early or late

You're always early OR late, never on time???

Sorry ALC not a personal attack!
 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:43 am

Doh!!! Typo. was meant to say Im always early or on time, never late. Not feeling too good this evening, so Im blaming it on my cold, lol.
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:50 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy.

Take 30 minutes and do the Something About Mary thing, kill two birds with one stone.

Just don't leave any stuff in your hair.
 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:57 am

Worst, title, ever.



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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:59 am

Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

And to think, I respect you.  Wink But, sometimes, I don't come at all.

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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:02 am

Just think..dead puppies..dead puppies
 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 9:12 am

Quoting YQMfan (Reply 19):
Just think..dead puppies..dead puppies

Who the hell are you, Ron Jeremy?  Wink

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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:22 am

Quoting Matt D (Reply 3):
Maybe it's something in their chromosomes, the same thing that compels them to say "like" in every single sentence

You should find girls that are bright and not, like, valley.
 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 10:32 am

Quoting Logan22L (Reply 2):
Quoting Birdwatching (Thread starter):
I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

When I saw the title my instant responce would have been
' have a wank before hand" that always worked for me .

But now I have no idea but change her clicks or tell her to be there 30 mins befor you should be
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:01 pm

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 16):
Take 30 minutes and do the Something About Mary thing, kill two birds with one stone.

Just don't leave any stuff in your hair.

OMG.....Boeing7E7....your dam funny!!!

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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:03 pm

If the bitch is late, just leave her waiting at the curb. She will learn after a few times


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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:13 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
You have no idea how bad that title looks

 checkmark  checkmark  checkmark !!!!!
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:41 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
You have no idea how bad that title looks

Glad I'm not the only on this site with a dirty mind... Wink
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:02 pm

The Title sure looked Different from the Topic discussed  Smile

About the meeting.Convey a time a few hrs earlier than scheduled.If the GF does not turn up on time dont wait.
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:23 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
You have no idea how bad that title looks

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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:28 am

Tell her were going to a shoe sale, she'll be there 1 hour before garuanteed.
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Fri Sep 02, 2005 12:32 am

Quoting StevenUhl777 (Reply 26):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
You have no idea how bad that title looks

I think he meant it to look like that... Why point it out :/

On Topic: I'm pretty easy when it comes to timing. I will wait 5 or 10 mins for girls, Its a bonus if they arrive early. If its important they arrive on time i'll tell them. If not then who cares... they can make the time up when we hit the sheets  Wink
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:24 am

What's a girl?

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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:25 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
You have no idea how bad that title looks

Haha, agreed. Women generally tend to be late, especially when on dates. They are very rarely on time in this case. Just turn up 20 minutes late or tell her to be ready 20 minutes before the actual time.
 
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RE: I Always Come Early; Girlfriend Not Happy

Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:23 pm

Back when Germany was reunified, the former Russian President Gorbachev was quoted saying :

"Whoever comes late is punished by history"

That wisdom can of course be applied by saying

"Whoever comes early is punished by women"


So, guys, keep it straight and enjoy life.

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