2 entries found for tardy.
Main Entry: 1tar·dy
Inflected Form(s): tar·di·er; -est
Etymology: alteration of earlier tardif, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *tardivus, from Latin tardus
1 : moving slowly : SLUGGISH [the tardy pace at which she was obliged to walk -- Charles Dickens]
2 : delayed beyond the expected or proper time : LATE [a tardy arrival]
- tar·di·ness /'tär-dE-n&s/ noun
I hate tardiness. I even label tardy people as "retarded".
For me, time is precious. That's why keeping time is important. You don't want something so precious go to waste, like your very nostalgic wedding dress being swept away by the ferocious currents of the rising flood.
If you're the one who made the decision to meet up at 1 pm, be there AT 1 PM. Not 1.05 pm, not 1.10 pm. And don't even think of 1.15 pm or more.
These kind of people really get into my nerves. They might drive their own car, with the luxury of air conditioning and not needing to walk a lot. They never have the slightest thought that the one they're supposed to meet up might have to wake up at least 2 hour early, get out of the house at least 1 hour early to catch the earliest bus available in the midst of the midday heat, and then catch another mean of transportation, walk up and down some stairs, just to get to the meeting place ON TIME.
And the best things are, they never inform you that they're gonna be late BEFORE the specified time, and NO APOLOGIES!
What, you think the world relvoves around YOU?
ThE DeaTh aNd ThE StRaWBeRRy