We LOVE making up medical conditions to give people excuses for EVERYTHING, and this is a good one to have in your pocket. You're not LATE all the time because you're rude or inconsiderate . . . you have a LATENESS ADDICTION.
--A new study out of San Francisco State University found that about 17% of people are chronically late.
--And according to psychologists who analyzed the study, the people who were chronically late all shared similar traits. They procrastinated more, had more trouble with self-control, and had trouble focusing.
--Those are signs that chronic lateness might be an ingrained part of their personality. The researchers say, quote, "Telling a late person to be on time is like telling a dieter not to eat so much."
( I love it. We make up crap to avoid taking responsiblity for our actions. Would this conversation go over well with you boss?
"Why are you late again?" "Cause I am addicted to it." "Oh really? Think you can get addicted to the Unemployment line?")