I am Obsessive About Not Being Late
There may be traffic, I protest. Then everyone will be late, she retorts.
One of the few things my wife and I disagree about is when to leave the house when we are supposed to arrive somewhere else at a given time. I want to leave early; she prefers to leave “on time“. I will be at least mildly upset if we are running late, but she will shrug it off.
I have reasons and excuses. I say that it is rude not to be punctual. She says people expect you to be late and factor that in to their plans. I say that we might have trouble finding a parking space. She disagrees. There may be traffic, I protest. Then everyone will be late, she retorts.