Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Arrive on time for class

Occasionally, there are reasons that justify arriving late for class.  If you have been asked by police to stay behind as a material witness to a major felony, that would probably justify not being on time.  Similarly, if you accidentally cut yourself and sustain major bleeding, a quick trip to an emergency clinic might be justified.

There are, however, a number of non-legitimate reasons for arriving late.  These are just a few:
  • Wanting to finish watching a soap opera before heading off to class.
  • Not budgeting sufficient time to get to class if there is a traffic jam or other obstacle on the way.
  • Sloth.
  • Lack of willingness to hurry.
  • Taking an unimportant phone call or completing a frivolous text message.
  • Just not feeling like being on time.
  • Waiting for a friend going to this same class or one in a neighboring classroom so that he or she will not have to walk alone.
Arriving late for class is very disruptive to the rest of the class.  In addition, it tends to mark you as a substandard student.  Being late is, in most cases, very stupid!

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