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"He's running late this morning. He unexpectedly snapped out of denial."
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"Sorry I'm late. I got caught up at home being happy."
"Sorry, I'm late, chief—I had a little trouble working out my grooming strategy this morning."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, employee, employees, worker, workers, late, coming in late, late for work, grooming, getting ready, getting dressed, morning, mornings, strategy, strategies, problem, problems, personal appearance, man, men, style, beauty, vain, vanity
"I'm running late—some people were waiting for my table so I had to take my sweet time."
Tags:eating out, dining out, restaurant, selfish, selfishness, self centered, self-centered, self centred, self-centred, delay, delays, delaying, delayed, late, late for work, running late, waiting for a table, busy restaurant, crowded restaurant, rude, rudeness, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, rude, rudeness
"Yes, but you're a half hour late in dog minutes."
Tags:late, late for work, late for a meeting, running late, reprimand, reprimands, reprimanded, boss, bosses, manager, managers, employer, employers, employee, employees, telling off, dressing down, dog, dogs, dog lover, dog lovers, dog owner, dog owners, dog person, dog people, dog years, businessperson, businesspeople, businessmen, businessman, businesswoman, businesswomen
Man late for work stops to stare at woman.
"Sorry I'm late, Chief - I had some trouble with my nipple ring."
"Sorry I'm late, I was up all night canceling celebrities."
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"Oh, hang on a sec - he's just coming in."
Tags:receptionist, receptionists, secretary, secretaries, run interference, running interference, stall, stalls, stalling, delay, delays, delaying, tardy, tardiness, late, lateness, late for work, race, races, racing, run, runs, running, runner, runners, executive, executives, run to work, runs to work, exercise, exercises, exercising, exercise regimen, exercise regimens
Tags:finish line, finish lines, rush hour, rush hour traffic, late for work, rushing to work, commute, commutes, the commute, commuting, commuter, commuters, race, races, traffic jam, motorway, motorways, thruway, thruways, arrive, arriving, arrived, destination, road sign, road signs, motorway sign, motorway signs, highways, highways, traffic
Things Women Never Say: 'Sorry I'm late boss. I was talking to my husband and he wouldn't stop listening.'
"Maybe you shouldn't try to shave on the way to work."
Tags:commute, commuting, commuter, commuters, cyclist, cyclists, bicycle, bicycles, late, late for work, shave, morning, mornings, morning routine, morning routines, inconvenient, inconvenience, impractical, impracticality, mamil, mamils, cycle to work, cycling to work, cyclescheme, bike, bikes, rat race, the rat race
"Actually, I'm not as late as usual, Mr. Davis...so technically I'm early!"
"Sorry I'm late, chief - I fell back when I should have sprung ahead."
Tags:business, management, office, personnel, seasons, spring, language, catchphrases, time change, time changes, spring forward, fall back, autumn, clock change, clock changes, late, late for work, tardy, tardiness, punctuality, punctual, perpetually late, excuse, excuses, bad excuse, bad excuses, boss, bosses, angry boss, angry bosses, mankoff
'I've invented a device for making people late for work.'
Tags:train, trains, locomotive, locomotives, invent, invents, invented, invention, inventions, george stephenson, prototype, prototypes, delay, delays, delayed, late, lateness, tardy, tardiness, punctual, punctuality, strike, strikes, striking, late, late for work, commute, commutes, commuting, commuters, commuter, inventor, inventors
'Sorry, I'm late, but I was up all night.'
THE MOTHER OF ALL ALARM CLOCKS
Tags:mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, child, children, kid, kids, childhood, son, sons, sleep, sleeping, sleepy, tired, tiresome, late, late for work, work, job, jobs, time, technology, appliance, appliances, alarm, alarms, alarm clock, alarm clocks, clock, clocks
'I had every intention of giving you your pay check, Ken, but the payroll computer has decided you don't deserve it.'
Colby's reflection forgets to set his alarm.
Tags:surreal, surrealism, reflections, bathroom, bathrooms, toiletry, vanity, bathroom vanity, vanities, bathroom vanities, sleep, sleeping, sleeping in, sleeping late, work, late for work, morning rituals, mirror, mirrors, mirror image, mirror reflection, mirror reflections, alarm clock, alarm clocks, morning person, morning people, alarm, alarms, internal clock
"Sorry I'm late. I took the stairs."
"What does it look like? I'm running a little late this morning."
'School been cancelled again...I'm bringing the kids to work with me.'
'Your starting time is eight o'clock sharp, Ms. Larue. I can't have you strolling in here whenever you damned well please.'