Is this a foreign concept to people? Do people who seemingly live in the same time zone, think that we will seriously entertain their claims that the west side of Manhattan is in a different time zone than the east side of the same barely-two-mile-wide-island?
Why is this vexing me you ask? I'll be happy to tell you why.
If you have not yet gathered, Eliza goes to therapy. Eliza's goes to a lot of freaking therapy. About 20 hours of therapy a week. With the travel time to and from therapy this is about 30 hours a week. In France this would be a full time job. We are on time for our therapy. Always. Really. Have never been late. Truly. ON TIME.
One of Eliza's therapies is a group feeding therapy. The operative word being GROUP. This means we are reliant upon 5 other parents/caregivers in the GROUP to attend on time. ON TIME. Not 10 minutes late. Not 15 minutes late. Why are these kids in group feeding therapy? Because they have sensory issues that impair their ability to eat. What else do kids with sensory issues suffer from? Quiz time here ... an inability to organize their world, an inability that worsens when their world does not flow in the same pattern they are used to.
What does this mean for Eliza? Well it means that Eliza has had unadulterated-call-out-the-doctor-and-the-prescription-medication-shit-fit each and every time these other parents/caregivers have not been on time thereby delaying the GROUP therapy. Great.
So the next time you as a parent, doctor, therapist, nurse, faith-healer, medicine man, guru, social worker, teacher think that 10 minutes or 15 minutes is not a "big deal" to make my kid wait, you spend one freaking day in my child's skin and then you tell me how much those minutes changed your day. I can assure you that you will not like it.
Oh, and my solution to the tardiness of my fine comrades? We are going to show up 15minutes after the allegedly scheduled start time just so we are now there, effectively ON TIME.