The world would probably be a better place if we all showed up early or on time. But since that's not going to happen . . . how late can you be and still get away with it?
A new survey by Timex asked people how late you can be to work, a date, an interview, or a family event without being considered late. And here's what they found . . .
Work. The average person says as long as you're less than FOUR MINUTES late you can get away with it. But 64% of people say they're NEVER late to work.
First date. Anything under four-and-a-half minutes late won't be considered late.
Interview. This is the one where they're REALLY judging. The average person said you can get away with being two minutes late.
Family event. Who cares about being on time to THIS, right? We're all horrible people. The average person said your mom won't be upset you're late as long as you get there within 13-and-a-half minutes of the starting time.