I guess we are all going to be tardy today…Krista was, after all, tardy in getting the daily prompt out to us. It follows (get it? follows?…yes, hush Suze!) that all the posts would be tardy too.
Why does tardy sound better to us than late? Is it because we were never late to school, but tardy that it sounds better now/
I remember being late to work by a good half hour once and the boss yelled “Suze, you are LATE” and I replied, “no, I am tardy” like it was something better. It was the same half hour after all.
I was fast with that response too…you’d think the boss would have been happy that my mind wasn’t slow as well as my body….but it annoyed her for some reason.
I didn’t like that job anyway.
I remember being tardy to school once…I am pretty sure it was the fifth grade……and I didn’t have a written excuse from my parents. So, rushing into the classroom right as the bell rang I thought I’d be okay. The teacher made me go to the principals office to “get a tardy note”…well, that seemed stupid to me so I said so. Why did I have to be later than I actually was just to get a note?
I found myself sitting and waiting for over an hour on the principal to get a “tardy note” showing I was late….
I remember arguing with the principal at that point…I just HAD to tell her how incredibly stupid it was to be an HOUR late by sitting here when I was a MINUTE late getting to class, and how could she possibly justify my being an hour late now as it was all HER fault?
Then I found myself waiting in the office for my parents to arrive to explain why I had “talked back” to both my teacher and the principal.
By the time I finally made it to class it was the middle of the day and everyone was eating lunch.
And I was late getting back to the class………………again.
Let’s face it…being tardy just plain stinks! It makes you late for everything!