Late Person Vocab

I saw a photo of “late person vocab” on Pinterest a few days ago and couldn’t stop laughing at it/how accurate it was. After doing some digging, I found the source of the chart, along with a few more from The Bold Italic. I LOVE that they created 6 different charts analyzing late and/or flaky people. I’m sharing two of my favorites that I know you all can relate to and will appreciate!

When running behind schedule (late), it’s usually never a “hey I’m running a bit behind, be there soon.” More often than not, the person on the other end will either ask where you are or when you’ll be there. Cue late person vocab. “Be there in 5” really means be there in 40 (according to the chart). Ok, that might be a bit of a stretch, but you get the point. The same goes for location. “Oh I’m passing location X,” when really, you haven’t even reached that point yet. Yep. We’re all guilty.

Photo credit: The Bold Italic

The second chart everyone can relate to? The timeline of getting ready. You think you have plenty of time before you have to start getting ready and/or leave your house. This usually happens to me when I get wrapped up in an episode of a TV show. Again, although all of the steps aren’t applicable, you get the gist. Too funny!

Photo credit: The Bold Italic

Have you used the above-mentioned late person vocab/timeline? What are some of your other commonly used phrases when running late?

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  • Ha yes! And that second chart is so me, I always think I have all the time and then I am just rushing around last minute.

  • Stacey

    Too true. Pinterest is spot-on all too often

  • cindi

    This is me to the T!