| 1) What amount of time constitutes "late" to you if you are waiting for someone else? Is anything within 5 minutes acceptable? 15 minutes? Half an hour? (Assume you do not know the reason for the delay.)
Answer: If someone is late coming to pick me up for a meeting or coming for an appointment with me I expect them to be on time. There is nothing worse then walking into a conference or Seminar after it begins. It distracts the other people who got there on time.
2) Do you have the same definition of "late" when you are the one arriving?
Answer: I am always ready an hour before going to a Seminar or conference when someone is picking me up. I value their time in every sense. I expect them to be on time Unless they have a compelling reason and notify me.
3) Do your answers to #s 1 and 2 differ if you aren't physically meeting someone, but are having a phone call, a teleclass or digital meeting.
Answer: No, They are the same as My Time is valuable and if I set up a Conference call I expect the other people who are going to be on the call to be punctual as well.
4) Does the person's status make a difference? For example, are you more willing to accept tardiness from your doctor than your spouse? From a prospect vs. a colleague?
Answer: I expect the same Value of my time from a Doctor or a colleague. When it comes to spouses I don't have one.
5) Under what circumstances, if any, do you think it's acceptable to be "late"? For example, would you never be late to a business meeting with a client but consider it OK to be late to meet a friend for lunch? Is it not acceptable to be late delivering a tangible product, but OK to be late for a client session.
Answer: I understand things happen from time to time that makes a person late. But they should have the courtesy to inform you on a timely basis.
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