We all know someone who cannot for the life of them show up anywhere on time. We now have a lot of technology that helps us avoid this issue - so where is the problem? Is being late a symbol of disrespect for others' time? Is being late a symbol of optimism in the amount of time it takes to get somewhere? Or something else entirely?
Some people are always late because they are optimistic
They are a little too positive.
Excessive optimism may lead to unrealistic time management
You have half an hour before you have to leave for work. That's enough time to brush your teeth, eat breakfast, walk the dog, and do a bit of yoga-right? Wrong. Excessive optimism about how many activities you can cram into your schedule can lead to persistent tardiness.