Every group has them – the narcissist, the flake, the intellectual, the silent one. However, if you are the designated late lateef, welcome to the club, my friend. You are not alone. I was late in filing this ‘late to work’ story and that’s just ironic. So without any further ado, here are 11 things you’ll totally get if you are always, and I mean always, late to work.
1. Your Alarm Legit Doesn’t Work
No matter how many alarms you put, your either run out of battery or you become deaf to all kinds of sounds around you once you’re asleep. The most committed relationship you have is probably with your bed.
2. You Miss Your Train
…or the office cab. No matter which mode of transport you take, you miss it 99% of the time or you catch it at the last minute.
3. You Always Leave/Forget Something Behind
Your phone charger or your headphones or your lunch box – there’s at least one thing that you forget and the decision to either get it back or let it be is among the toughest of ‘em all.
4. You Have Borne Salary Cuts For Being Late
You have become so used to salary cuts that you don’t even care anymore. If biometric attendance machines were people, you’d hate them like no one else.
5. Your Boss Constantly Taunts You For Not Being Punctual
You try to reach office before your boss, but you fail at it more often than not. Your boss is practically after your life to be on time and no matter how much you try, you just can’t help it.
6. Your Colleagues Tag You In Late-Comer Memes
There’s a stream of social media notifications where your colleagues tag in you late-comer memes. Your official name has now changed to late-lateef and there’s nothing you can do to change it because you’re perennially late.
7. Procrastination Is Your Area Of Expertise
It’s not just about reaching work late, but also about the whole idea of being late in whatever you do. You are an expert at procrastination and you delay things as much as you can.
8. It Takes You A Lot Of Convincing To Be On Time For Meetings
It takes a lot self-convincing for you to be on time for important meetings. You ask your work friends to cover for you if you are late because even if you try, you are still late.
9. The Word ‘Deadlines’ Makes No Sense To You
Dead… whaaa? Working on deadlines is one thing you hate doing, but well, following deadlines is how this world runs. It’s too tough. It doesn’t make sense. But you gotta do what you gotta do.
10. Even When You’re On Time, The Universe Plots Against You
There will be a halt in the train, extra traffic on the road, your cabbie takes the wrong route and you, the innocent little person, who just wanted to be on time gets late, AGAIN. All thanks to the universe plotting against you.
11. You Have Constant FOMO Because You Jump Late Into Conversations Too
Whether it’s office gossip or an important conversation – you’re always at risk of missing out. Well, because you jump late into conversations too.
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