Woman Shows Up Late so She Won’t Be Waiting for Everyone Else Who’s Late

In a story highlighting the importance of always planning ahead, 25-year-old Eliza Ferreira showed up late to a dinner with her friends so she doesn’t have to sit and wait for everyone to show up later on.


“After getting to places on time and waiting for everyone to come through 10 to 15 minutes later, I realized that enough was enough,” Eliza told reporters while walking to a nearby restaurant. “I mean, I arrived 15 minutes late to happy hour drinks with my college friends last week and I was still the first one there.”


Due to these eye-opening experiences, Eliza also wondered how many life moments she missed out on by previously showing up on time everywhere.


“My parents used to always remind me how important it is to show up exactly at the time you’ve agreed to,” she continued. “But after spending countless minutes of my life waiting for other people to show up, I can’t help but wonder how much longer I could have spent picking a cute outfit or taking a leisurely walk instead of sprinting all the way there, only to have to sit there, sweaty and alone.”


However, ever since Eliza turned a new leaf by showing up just as late as everyone else, she couldn’t be happier with her decision.



“I guess my parents were wrong. No one really cares if you’re late. They actually get mad if you’re early sometimes,” she said. “Plus, I’m finally living my life for myself, and not out of respect for the people I care about. Boring!”


According to sources close to Eliza, she had recently shown up two hours late to a birthday brunch, four hours late to work, and two hours late to her doctor’s appointment.


“I might have had to pay 200 dollars for breaking my appointment time with no forewarning,” Eliza told reporters. “But at least I didn’t have to wait!”


As of press time, Eliza arrived at the restaurant she was meeting her friends at five hours late, after the restaurant had already closed for the day, her friends were nowhere in sight.


Upon seeing this, she simply commented, “Hey, you win some, you lose some!”