Saturday, May 19, 2012

If you’re running late, just admit it

Fair warning: I’m gonna go totally postal on the next person who excuses their lateness by claiming that it’s no big deal, they’re just working on “Mormon Standard Time”.

4 comments:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

I have a Baptist friend who calls it "Baptist Standard Time." I think it's really just rude people trying to excuse their rudeness.

I was in the foyer with Adrian by the middle of the opening hymn yesterday (yeah... it's going to be on of those days if that happens). I was shocked at how many people get to church between the opening hymn and the end of the Sacrament being passed. We sit in front so I don't usually see that.

Idiot, Village said...

The only thing that bugs me more is the things people do to attempt to counteract "mormon standard time." For instance, we recently had a sacrament meeting at the Kirtland temple. The organizers advertised that it started at 6:30 PM specifically so they could start at 7:00 PM. They didn't even tell the speakers their plan (and then they didn't start until 7:15 anyway).

Heather the Mama Duk said...

^That's enabling. And annoying to those of us who arrive on time. Or the advertised time.

David B said...

Actually, the event that triggered this post was pretty close to the kind of thing Idiot, Village relates: Jeanne is in the stake choir, and they had to be present at 6:30p to sing the prelude music (starting at 6:40p) for an event that started at 7:00p. One of the women in the choir said that they needed to say that everyone needed to be there at 6:15p, so that everyone would be there at 6:30p “because of Mormon Standard Time”. The choir director was flustered enough that she kind of stammered out that okay, everyone should be there at 6:15p.

The end result: There were a few people who came in at 6:15p, and pretty much the entire choir was there by 6:30p. In fact, everyone was there by 6:35p or so—well, everyone except for the woman who had suggested 6:15p, who dashed in at about 6:50p, well after the choir had already started singing the prelude music.

Not that Jeanne was annoyed by this, no, not at all.