20 Very Real Struggles Of Being The Punctual Friend



In groups of friends, it is impossible to get to the same place at the same time. As the size of the group increases, the chance of missing each other in traffic only gets larger. If you’re the kind of person that’s always running late, the chances are that you always arrive just as things are getting going, just as the party gets really exciting.

If you’re on the opposite end of the spectrum, though, things aren’t always as fun. Being endlessly punctual might be great for your professional life but in social gatherings things can get a little awkward. If you’re an awkward early bird, we know what it’s like and we feel your pain. For those not in the know, behold: The very real struggles of the ever-punctual.

Getting To The Airport Before It’s Open

Everyone knows that you have to get to the airport two hours before your flight. For you, though, things are a little different and if you aren’t parked outside at least 4 hours before takeoff, you have an anxiety attack. It’s just you and the very tired airport staff.

Awkwardly Hanging Out In Your Car

You stress about getting to appointments on time so much that you normally arrive at least half an hour early. Cue hours spent hanging around in your car, waiting for everyone else to catch up. At least there’s the radio.

Getting To Class Early And Catching Up On Your Reading

Missing class isn’t even an option for you; you get to lessons even before your teacher and use the free time to catch up on your reading. War and Peace isn’t even that long, anyway.

Being The Envy Of Everyone Else In A Rush

You cruise in your car at just under the speed limit and feel guilty when you hold up someone in a rush. You just don’t get what running late feels like and your friends hate you for it.