Etiquette Tuesday: Timeless

[ 0 ] June 14, 2011 |

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Time is money.  Ever heard that phrase?? For me, this phrase carries many meanings outside the literal terms.  If we set a time for dinner, let’s stick to it.  You know where I’m going with this weeks Etiquette Tuesday:  be on time.  I touched on this many Etiquette Tuesday’s ago but I have to reiterate the importance of being on time for those that did not get the memo.  Recently, I met someone who has absolutely no concept of time.  Honestly.  I wonder if they know what a clock looks like or is it still a big mystery to them the way it is to an infant child??  It must be when you’re exactly two hours off schedule every time we decide to meet up.

If we say, we are going to have dinner at 6 pm, dinner is at 6 pm.  Now there is the 15 minute grace period or the “I got lost” grace period but the downright I just decided to get up and shower at 6 pm is totally unacceptable.  You may not know anyone with this habit but I’m convinced I’m a magnet for this type of character.  It may have something to do with the fact that my friends often call me a Pro at being on time but I really just despise people having to wait on me.  I prefer to be the solution to the problem, not add to it…FYI:  When you’re consistently late, you are the problem.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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