DP Daily Prompt: Pace Oddity
If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on , which would you choose, and why?
I don’t mind going to parties hosted by friends every now and then, what is irritating about the ones I’m invited to seems to drag on.
Most people in my group of friends have no respect for time, if they are invited for a 6 pm dinner they show up at eight or even later, the hosts wait for every last person to serve the meal, then there is the practice of serving the men and children first and the women after the said people are taken care of.
I went to one once the time given was 6 pm but the guests started arriving after eight, by the time everyone was in, it was after 9;30 pm. I felt the time was dragging on, the hostess kept the food in the oven to keep it warm.
When finally the dinner was served at close to 10 pm in groups, the last group i.e the women were served at almost eleven o clock.
I always respect the time given, I had to wait for close to five hours to be served, by then the food was not fresh, the salad was not fit to eat as it happened to be what was left over after the previous group finished their meal.
I like the food to be served at the time given and everyone i.e men women and children should be served at the same time!
It is very irritating to wait as people regularly disrespect the timings and worse feel no remorse at all.
You know Sonya this is one of the things our people do, they ignore the time given and arrive when it is convenient for them.
Once we were staging “Twelfth Night in College” the nuns gave 6 pm invitation to the parents,there were very few who came,
rest of them came an hour later, the play started at 6 pm, by the time the rest of the parents came the play was over.I thought it was a good lesson for them.
That is the way it should be.
Thank you Sonya.
Thank you for this post. It reminds me of how I strive to respect people’s time for meetings. If the meeting time ends, and discussion still needs to occur, we still end. My meeting is no more important than anyone else’s which may be then starting elsewhere.
All good wishes,
Thank you Robert.