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There is a fine line between being fashionably late and being completely rude. Few people know the difference or how to tread that difference safely.

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Image of party hats.There is a fine line between being fashionably late and being completely rude. Few people know the difference or how to tread that difference safely. And in some cases, there is no call for being fashionably late at all. So to help people see the difference, just in case your mom never told you, here is a breakdown of occasions for either:

  • Private Party – Yes, you can be fashionably late. No more than 30 minutes though. If you have been assigned to bring appetizers though, then NO, you cannot be fashionably late, and actually should appear on time otherwise you are now RUDE.
  • Corporate Party – Absolutely yes. You should be fashionably late. Again, no more than 30 minutes is safe, especially if your boss expects you to be there or if you are a guest speaker.
  • Wedding – Yes, you can be fashionably late. And its best to probably come a little tipsy since everyone knows weddings are a huge bore anyway.
  • Child’s Birthday – Yes, you can be fashionably late. You have a window of an hour. You should NOT come tipsy. You don’t have to stay for the whole thing, and if the parents start showing a slide show composition of photos of the birthday brat, then its totally ok to slip out the back door when nobody is looking.
  • Dinner with Friends – Yes, its ok to be late for out on the town events with friends, but again, no more than thirty minutes. Unless you are their only friend. Then you better be right on time.
  • Job Interview – Don’t be late at all. There is no such thing as fashionably late for an interview. Its just stupid.
  • Date – Don’t be late at all. Again, there is no such thing as fashionably late here either. This is just plain rude and marks the sign of a self-centered person who only wants someone to pay attention to them for the rest of their life. NEXT!
  • Funeral – DO NOT BE LATE! Family and friends depend on you. The words “fashion” and “funeral” should not be concerned with each other. And please do not be late for your own funeral. I have a few friends who plan on pulling this late timing off, and I am sure based on their history, that they will be successful.
  • Sporting Events – Yes, you can be fashionably late. Unless you are one of the players. Then you risk losing before you even start.
  • Doctors Appointments – Come right on time. The doctor WILL be late, but you are not allowed. IF you are late to this appointment expect to get another appointment scheduled three months later by a rude nurse.
  • Dentist Appointments – Yes, you can be late. They charge astronomical fees for little time spent in the chair anyway. You can get away with it because they are only going to charge your insurance for it in the end.
  • Meeting up with friends at a bar – YES, you SHOULD be late. By at least an hour. They will be drunk by the time you get there anyway, so they won’t care.

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