I have no idea what my last name actually means or where exactly it came from, so if anyone asks I always just tell them it’s the French word for “late.”
Because, I’ll admit it freely, I am definitely that guy who’s always late. As a matter of fact, as I write this right now, I do so with the knowledge that it’s going to make me slightly late for a dinner meeting I have planned tonight. But I’m not freaking out about it. I’m at peace. I know who I am. I know that I will forever be late, and there’s just nothing to be done about that.
Here are ten tweets for people who understand what that’s like.
10. No time like the present
Just show up in whatever, the fashion lives within you.
when u just woke up & ur running late but have no time to get ready pic.twitter.com/1yiZghtk9f
— Beyond Issued (@BeyondIssued) March 2, 2016
9. You snooze, you lose
That look of absolute defeat on his face.
When you hit snooze 80 times and now you’ve got 3 minutes to leave the house pic.twitter.com/WFHSSKOPNG
— ? ? ? (@ericabaguma) March 18, 2016
I just had to make about nine stops along the way.
everyone: why were you late
me: wow traffic was insane I am literally so sorry
also me: pic.twitter.com/a6J0CAKhr2
— Austin Michael (@ayyypee) March 16, 2017
7. Very alarming
Well excuse me for having enormous flaws that I don’t work on.
when u set 20 alarms in the morning and sleep through all of them and are late to everything pic.twitter.com/VnbyxQW2fW
— matt??♂️ (@mattjoans) February 28, 2016
6. Cream of the crop
What kind of an absolute lunatic…
Sorry I was late for work. A guy at 7-11 put 23 creams in his coffee and I had to watch him put each one in.
— Mike Primavera (@primawesome) April 21, 2017
5. Chronically late person (CLP)
You have no idea what I had to go through to get here.
as a chronically late person, whenever i’m early, i am a feral cat in the waiting room, ready to destroy all the chairs with unrestrained pride
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) April 22, 2019
4. Kinda rude
It’s called being considerate of others.
Kinda rude that these other drivers don’t care that I used my time poorly and am running late for work.
— Mary (@AnniemuMary) December 4, 2019
3. Late vs late
It’s always both of you.
Sex is cool, but have you ever been running late and the person you’re meeting texts they’re running late?
— Jessie (@mommajessiec) October 4, 2020
2. Short people got no reason…
We’re always on the run.
Short people should never be shamed for being late. Our little legs are going as fast as they can.
— Missy Baker (@TheMissyBaker) January 12, 2021
1. I take it back
I just remembered my rent costs money.
“I don’t care if I’m late for work.. I wish they would fire me.” Also me: pic.twitter.com/nnapjUzr7W
— ꧁???? ????꧂ (@Jodyanna83) September 2, 2018
And with that, I should probably go. I’m about to be very late.
Are you always late for things?
Tell us your tales in the comments.