Tardiness is just plain disrespectful and in many places simply not tolerated.
Starting meetings and appointments on time should be the norm in most settings. There are occasional events out of our control that can cause a glitch in the system, but promptness helps keep everything crisp and in order in both personal and professional lives. Being late for no apparent reason says without words, “My time is more valuable than yours.”
An excuse police officers often hear when they are issuing speeding tickets is, “I was running late.” A common response is, “You should have left a little earlier.”
– Scott Hanson, HMA Public Relations