Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!

Has this happened to you?
You make an appointment to meet someone and he's late. Upon arrival, he'll often give you a line like, "It's not my fault, I'm on (insert ethnicity here) time."

Have you noticed how every group claims tardiness as their own, as if it's some kind of proud badge to wear?

"I'm on black time."
"I'm on brown time."
"Chinese people are always late for everything."

Etc etc, I've heard them all and they're all bogus.

You want to know the truth? EVERYone is always late for EVERYthing. It has nothing to do with your background. It's human nature of some kind. Speaking as an oft-late person myself, missing appointments has to do with procrastination, lethargy and the (lack of) availability of correctly set clocks.

Anybody can be on time for anything, provided you try. But seeing as how not trying is easier than trying, I'm afraid tardiness will continue to be a pandemic for races the world over.


shoppingjordanonline said...

Back From ‘Vacation,’ Lil Wayne Returns to Reclaim His Perch

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Just before Lil Wayne, a k a Coach Outlet
Coach online , went to jail last March, he took on a new nickname, Lil

Tunechi. It seemed ungainly at first, awkward sounding and unrevealing. Plus: what rhymes with Tunechi?

Nuisance, stupid, Stooges, sushi, pollution, substitution, movies, Jacuzzi, juicy: all Coach Backpacksthat assonance is in just the first few

seconds of Lil Wayne’s verse on Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now,” one of his best since Lil Wayne’s release from Rikers Island on

Nov. 4, and a reminder that when he’s so inclined, he can weave words like few Coach Tote Bags.

When he left for jail, he was the most popular rapper in the country and also, at times, the absolute best, a dynamo of intricacy,

exuberance and swagger. But much changed during Lil Wayne’s “eight-month vacation,” as he’s called it. His protégés Drake and

Nicki Minaj took over hip-hop’s center, though neither had the specific manic energy of the boss. And bombast returned to the

genre, in the form of Rick Ross and Waka Flocka Flame.

None of that mattered, though, on Sunday night at Coach

here when Lil Wayne’s “I Am Still Music” tour arrived for the first of two sold-out shows. For almost two hours Lil

Wayne was vibrant in a performance that was less a show of progress than a reassertion of primacy.

Lil Wayne is the only star of his generation, save Kanye West, who can consistently fill rooms of this size. Before Rikers, he was so

deep into his winning streak that he was on the verge of an experimental phase, as heard on the sometimes noxious rock album

“Rebirth” and the intermittently appealing odds-and-ends collection “I Am Not a Human Being.”

Sharmycakes said...

People who perpetuate the stereotype if the tardy immigrant and tout their tardiness "as if it's some kind of proud badge to wear" irritate me!

It's just a very lame excuse for that person's lack of time-management and inconsideration. It may also be indicative of that person's borderline narcissism.

It's as if that person is saying: "Look at me! I'm so important that I made you wait. I also think you're as intelligent as an HB pencil, so I'll make a lame joke about this being a trait of my ethnic group. Ha-ha!").

This is certainly an example of what Sharmycakes considers a FAILCAKE.

Very good observation, Vrej.

The end.