number of reasons: – Some are too busy, with too many demands for their time – Some do not estimate how long sessions will take when scheduling meetings – Some use their tardiness to display power or control – Some do not allow enough time to get from one place to another – Some people get caught up in what they are doing, and lose track of time
a continuum, knowing where you are going, and finding a new destination – Frequency of visit seems to mediate this spectrum • People often do not give themselves enough time to get from one place to another – Usually, they seem to visualize the best case scenario, without delays, such as no traffic – Incomplete visualization of route, or not counting for a step • Beyond losing track of time, people may delay their departure because what they are doing is interesting, and they don’t want to leave it until the last possible second. • There is no reward for arriving early—in fact, it might be a punishment, because now you have to wait for everyone else.
are more likely to be on time when traveling between two places to places that they know, and that the frequency of the trip would be predictive • For people who are chronically late, it seems that they would have worse estimates of time to travel distances between two places than those who are usually on time. • Those who rely on public transportation would be highly accurate of time to travel from the house to the train, for example, because of the strong feedback loop associated with missing a train.