Etiquette Tuesday: Late Notice

[ 0 ] May 28, 2013 |


Everyone has mishaps in their schedule that can cause them to be late but it is the obnoxiously late individual that I’ll address in this week’s Etiquette Tuesday.  Ever had the friend who is always late for everything?  And not only late but we are talking about 30 minutes+ late??  You have to love them because they have something that has made your friendship/relationship last but their lateness is absolutely annoying.  For the late person:  Get a watch.

Time is of the essence.  Time is money.  Time is precious.  Ever heard any of these sayings??  Well, they are explicitly why you should be on time or at least within the 15 minute grace period that is allotted for restaurant reservations.  For the late person, you have to remember that person has a life too and probably one that is more busy than yours.  Wasting time waiting on a friend to show up can cause a domino effect for the rest of the day impending on others schedules.  What it boils down to is being inconsiderate when you can be considerate.

This Summer let us launch into being considerate of others.  Instead of waiting for you 30 minutes in the restaurant lobby, I could have been out admiring the sunshine…catch my drift??

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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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