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on someone when you go fishing?

I went fishing sunday and waited way past my tolerence time of 10 minutes.  After 25 I said forget you and went fishing.  Got an excuse phone call about an hr later but I didnt answer it because I was fishing and didnt need a sob story.  Something about over sleeping :-?  Didnt know that was possible when going fishing.  Work I would understand.

Here is how I feel on this topic.

I'm providing the boat, truck, and place to fish you better be on time or early.  

Reverses if I am going with someone else I better be on time.

I will give them usually 5 minutes because of clock differences.  After 10 min, I start to wonder, after 15 I start getting a little mad, about 20 I'm gone.

But after sunday,  I think I am going to implement the rule of if your going with me you better be on time or sorry better luck next time if there is a next time.  I'm not wasting my time waiting on someone when I have other guys wanting to go with me that show up on time.  Yep, implementing the 10 minute rule.  Unless I get a phone call before go time.

So, how do you guys feel on this issue?

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Personally, I couldnt agree more. I abhorr being late or having someone I'm waiting on being late.........If they can't show up on time, then they can find their own way to the lake........Just my .02 worth............

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I tend to agree if someone has a habit of doing this.  On the other hand, if they tend to always be on time and it was a one time thing, I would let it slide.  Even the most prompt among us can have unexpected things occur that can cause them to be late or oversleep.  This should be very rare, however.

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I too have a ten minute rule for guys, but that rule doesn't apply around my house with girls! I don't think my wife or daughter have ever been on time for anything.

Back to fishing...no excuses.

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I have had the same problem. One of the guys who I have fished a team tournament circuit with this year has been late 5 out of six times and this was the morning of the tournaments! That is the only issues I have had with him. On everything else he is a heck of a fishing buddy. On the other hand I have another buddy who likes to go when I am practicing. He has never been late since we have started fishing together (20 plus yrs) and he is a great guy but if we dont start hauling in fish pretty quickly he gets bored and sits down and falls asleep quite often.

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I too have a ten minute rule for guys, but that rule doesn't apply around my house with girls! I don't think my wife or daughter have ever been on time for anything.

Back to fishing...no excuses.

lol i know what your sayin my mom is always late to everything if her life depended on it she would still be late

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I agree with ya GMAN. Promptness is very important to me. I HATE being late for ANYTHING. I don't like it when other folks make me late either. If someone says they are gonna meet ya at such and such time to go fishing, they had better be there. I'll wait about 5-10 minutes depending on who it is then I am gone.

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We ARE talking about a nice enjoyable day on the water, right?  Why stress yourself in the first 10 minutes of the day and set the tone for the rest of your day?  Did it bother you the rest of the day?  Obviously it did, you are posting about it 2 days later.

I try not to let things bother me that I cant control.  In this situation I would have launched, started fishing and if they showed up, I have a cell phone they can call.  I'll give them my location and they can swim to the boat.   ;D   If they dont show up, I havent lost anything.

Now, tournament day... or tournament practice days, you show up late you are going to be at the dock with your thumb out.  Even so nothing is different than previously stated, I'll be out productively fishing and taking advantage of my God given right to enjoy the outdoors - NOT dwelling on it and let it distract me from the task at hand.

B

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Yep Valascus, when we went fishing it was nice.  You were there waiting and we threw your stuff in and took off.  Thats how it should go.

Couple of my other buddies have never been late either.  If they were I would think something serious is wrong.  They have never been late to any of our fishing excursions.  Bad thing is they are busy and cant go that often.

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After countless angry trips, I no longer wait at all. I say I'm leaving at XX:XX time and I do. If you need to load gear, be there early because I pull out of the driveway at the specified time... one exception... a phone call BEFORE leaving time to say you are going to be a few minutes late, and that only buys 5-10 minutes.

One guy used to avg 20-60 minutes late... once I put the foot down and left him, he's never been late again.

I left my wife at home once (and went on to a family gathering) just to make my point. She wasn't impressed but she's rarely late anymore. ...lol

Rules to live by... "I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late." -unknown

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If I am not on time for work, or anything other for that matter, it 'ruins' my day. I like the minute rule, but 15 is probably better........things happen, and without coming across to friends and family as a militant on time management. lol

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Flechero

You left your Wife at home!?!??? Man I wish i had the guts to pull that off! LOL!

It took many days of "want to" before I actually worked up the curage to do it...  I finally convinced her it was just as easy to wake up 10 minutes earlier and always be on time...  I felt like it was a reflection on me that "we" were always 10 minutes late.

If you ever try it, be prepared to couch it for a few days.   ;)

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Flechero

You left your Wife at home!?!??? Man I wish i had the guts to pull that off! LOL!

If this was your wife's family's gathering, that would be priceless!!

B

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I agree 100% with you. I am always early and kind of expect everyone else to be too. Thats the way I was brought up and I am now trying to teach this to my wife and kids. The kids are doing alot better than the wife. I just tell her I want to leave an hour before I really want to and then she is USUALLY ready when I actually wanted to leave.

Back on topic..

10 mins is way more than enough time to wait on someone.

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Posted by: GMAN Posted on: Today at 12:08pm

Yep, implementing the 10 minute rule.

Yes, I implemented that rule today actually. It was is in Native American Studies Class today. The professor never showed, so after ten minutes of waiting we all just got up and went home. It was great. ;D

But, with regards to fishing. Absolutely, if you are not ready to go at the right time, I'm out! I will wait ten bonus minutes and then I forget about it and start fishing. If i'm providing everything, the least you can do is be on time.

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Hmm Ive never had that problem. I call when I get up. Tell em to be here on time or Im leaving. I dont get up earl to wait for others. If I did I would sleep in!

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Being late for anything is an insult to the person you keep waiting.

For some, it is a sickness. These individuals cannot get their act together to be on time.

It is self centered and self serving to be late, especially when the other person has gone to a lot of time, expense and trouble to have you involved in the activity.

We have friends who are habitually late so everyone tells them that the party or dinner starts either an hour or half hour earlier so they will be close to the designated time.

I agree with the philosophy to just go on with the party or fishing trip and if the individuals continue to be late cross them off your guest list.

Especially for fishing when you have only a certain time on the water.

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I agree with you 1000%. I rather be 20 min early than 1 min late. flechero it did the same thing. after several time telling her to hurray up I left her.  After that she is always ready

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Hey if your providing the boat, gas, and transportation its pretty much your show. I or anyone else who didnt have a boat etc would gladly tag along by your simple needs. Deffinatly his loss, not yours..

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Rules to live by... "I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late." -unknown

Well, being a UPS driver,...I live by this one.

As flechero said, a phone call will hold me 10 mins, other than that, if you are going to be late and didn't have the courtesy to call, you will pull up to a missing boat and host.

Fortunately, I have very timely partners.

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the best statement I have for time is

Early is on time

on time is late

and late is unacceptable

also I hate it when a guy only brings one cup of coffee...lol

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being late is a major bone of contention between my wife and i.  i rarely lose my temper with her but when we are already late and i see her taking clothes she just put on off again i lose it (rarely do i get upset about women undressing).  we are already late and she is still looking for the perfect outfit.   arghhhhh

she dosent seem to mind sying sorry and thats it for her but for me it eats me up every second until we get there and is very embarrasing to have to make lame excuses.  we have a 3 year old son so sometimes xxxx happens but you can bet i would never be late for a fishing trip.  i have a hard time finding guys to go fishing with (well at least finding guys with a boat).  if someone is nice enough to want to go you can bet that ill be waiting when he gets there (with two cups of coffee)

my wife would show up 30 min. late but would have the perfect outfit.

matt

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I HAVE A BROTHER THAT IS A GREAT GUY, GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR,INTELLIGENT, AND A GOOD FISHERMAN. BUT HE HAS NO CONCEPT OF TIME. HE IS LATE FOR EVERYTHING. ONE DAY I LEFT THE HOUSE WITHOUT HIM AND HE HAS NEVER BEEN LATE SINCE. THE BEST PART OF IT ALL IS I HAD THE BEST DAY OF THE WHOLE SEASON THAT DAY AND I RUBBED IT IN FOR A WEEK.

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