My pastor is always late for our coffee meetings. Sometimes up to 45 minutes late! In fact, if I was to add up the times of his late arrivals they would amount to a staggering 7 hours and 56 minutes. Yes, I have been keeping a detailed account of his shortcomings. So my question to you is what should I do? How could I redress the balance? I’m a control freak, and that’s pretty much a full working day I’ve wasted just waiting around for someone who can’t get their act together. I actually can’t sleep at night thinking about what I could have done in that time! Maybe I could handcuff him to a park bench for 8 hours? Let him know what it’s like to waste a day. Mind you, I expect it’ll be for more than 8 hours if I arrange to meet him in the park and he’s late!
James White, London
If you want to waste more time in a court of law (and possibly a spell in jail) by committing false imprisonment then you go ahead and do that. However, my advice to you would be to draw a line beneath this, put it down to experience and perhaps next time you arrange a time just turn up 30 minutes late yourself so you’re not hanging around for so long.