Panctuality is a Good thing, personally when there is an important meeting i am punctual, when not, it depends on the mood and on the person i am gonna meet.
and we dont forget accidents, hahaha specially when it is your first meeting with somebody you like, potential lover oppsi
japanese are very strict in time and punctuality!
Brit, Cos I can't call in my Kate if my mate doesn't leave the gate..
Why do you worry about your mate going on a date ?
Who is she seeing ?
UK, No she was not on a cycle...she drove instead!
Be glad KR she late of her date & not her cycle :)
I hate my mate when she's late on a date...
We all know what traffic is like here, so that can be planned for. Accidents, same thing, but somewhat excusable. If a person is sometimes late because of special circumstances, the person can call and inform those waiting. Those who are habitually late, are just rude and have, obviously, very little sense of responsibility and are most probably rather selfish.
As shaw once said - "Better never than late"
Yes, I'm habitually punctual, but exceptions are always there :)
yes monk .. better come on time & go on time :)
same i follow :D
yup, someone who is not only careless and doesn't care about the value of waiting... :(
"...Wait for me!
I am on the way and I am coming in 5 minutes!"
I HATE THAT! :(
As per the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) he said:
"The signs of a hypocrite are three:
1. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.
2. Whenever he promises, he always breaks it (his promise ).
3. If you trust him, he proves to be dishonest. (If you keep something as a trust with him, he will not return it.)"
So being punctual is something that all should be. For me i am always punctual unless there are things that are out of my hand and cannot control which causes me to be late.
It could be concluded that we should carry on following our own instincts as per our traits ..
Worms reach too early , birds on time, mice after everybody is in and owls when it is time for tea /coffee / biscuit break ..
no Eagley iam not the boss but ppl who are punctual in office timings are they as well punctual in doing the there job without wasting time so whats the use only punctual in coming to office
I guess its all in the timing..:)
So .. where has one to draw the line ..
MM but its always the Night owl late at night that catches the mouse..:)
When they say 'early bird catches the worm' ..
in that case the punctual 'worm' who came out a little earlier than other worms had to pay with 'her' life ..
So at times punctuality could be dangerous as well ..
dawood khan said not punctual always late coming and early going back to home"
Wow, dk, are you da boss? :0)
Unforseeable circumstances by their very definition are the ones which are not able to be foreseen or known beforehand. Say for example a fire enroute or a flash strike or an accident causing trafiic jam/ diversion etc etc...how could someone forsee such incidents and factor them into the time beforehand.
lol cover to cover are you conveying how bored you were back then?..and don't bother checking; the latest marhaba will say the same..because the latest Qatar is still the same..laid back, chilled out and sleepy as a sloth..anyways..let's not hijack the thread..they'll punctually shoot us down for the offence:-)
Progress always comes late..:)
MM, excuses, nothing more than that.
Sure, there may be unforseable circumstances, but that can be considered beforehand. Everybody CAN be punctual, IF they WANT to.
not always .. it is complicated ..
mohdata yes, it was there in Marhaba when I first came to Qatar a few years back. Read it cover to cover during my first weekend here. I wonder if its still there, will go through the latest copy to check.
Late equals losers.
As simple as that.
hahaha Monk .. that mean u are waiting for some careless people
i don't agree with what is mentioned in the picture, coz punctuality is a reflection of personality, some excuses can be accepted, but being punctual is part of being organized in ur life
and usually an hour early,i get pissed when someone didn't show up...
LOL.. good one .. and trueeeeee!!
good going DK ... :)
exams..weddings (not my own at least not yet)..interviews..flights..buses..trains..meetings..deadlines..missed them all one time or another..i am punctual..and lions are vegetarian..darkknight its hilarious that they should mention the flexible time concept in what sounds like a travel guide lol
not punctual always late coming and early going back to home
No such thing as "fashionably late" :o(
if i say mine... nope,
I think it is mentioned in "Marhaba" that people have a flexible concept of time in Qatar
I follow the rule "Better be late than be sorry"...:)
good move by your manager QATAR RECRUITME :P
OUR MANAGER USED TO BE LATE ALWAYS, BUT HE TELLS EVERYONE TO BE ON TIME. NONE FOLLOWED HIM. ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE CHANGED AND STARTED COMING ON TIME EVERYDAY AND DO THE OTHER STAFF. BE PUNTUAL AND OTHERS WILL BE PUCTUAL.
Am very punctual but start learning how to not b punctual as no one respects time. but i do know many people respect time and b more than punctual and comes before time with half to one hour early when they have an interview lol. so i think punctuality depends on many facts.
We have flexible working hours. We can come any time before 8 AM and go any time after 5 PM.
and I normally do wait :(
Depends if the occasion calls for being late or not...but as a general rule yes strictly on time
we spend hours at gossip / drinks the previous night .. sleep late that too for 4 hrs & next day we be in time at the morning meeting .. can't be accepted as being punctual ..
We need to see the big picture.
I can't afford waiting for others who are not punctual and used to have arguements.
I'm guessing you must all be excellent in math too..not to mention pros at commuting!
I am very punctual and hate late arrivers ..
(TDKR, i'm Indian too :P)
Only for Parties and Dinners..:)
Seriously I do do try hard to be on time, specially after a good telling off I got from a former boss of how a good Muslim would be one who is punctual. But somehow something happens, we underestimate the traffic or over estimate our ability to reach a place faster, and we end up reaching our appointments and destinations later than we imagined. :(
It is offensive to ask Indians this question