“There’s a reason a set time is given for most everything,” my mother said, staring at her 12-year-old daughter with narrow, “Miss Manners” eyes. “Turning up late is just plain rude.”
I could understand the importance of being punctual for a birthday celebration, but school was a different matter. It was bad enough I had to go, let alone arrive on the dot.
“What about being fashionably late?” I quizzed. “People do it all the time.”
“Being fashionably late is just being selfish. What if everyone thought […]