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"What have you been up to?"
Tags:tall tale, tall tales, long story, long stories, tale, tales, story, stories, come home late, coming home late, wife, wives, scold, scolds, scolding, nag, nags, nagging, return home, returning home, suspicious, suspicion, suspicions, police line, police lines, husband, husbands, late night, late nights, late, tardy, tardiness, punctual, punctuality
"John, do you know anything about fighting a duel this morning?"
Tags:duel, duels, duelling, dueling, duel fighter, duel fighters, sword fight, sword fights, oversleep, oversleeping, overslept, tardy, tardiness, late, lateness, sleeping on, over-slept, over sleep, gentlemen, gentleman, gentlemanly, conflict, conflicts, falling out, disagreement, disagreements, enemy, enemies, rival, rivals
"I can't belive that I'm late for my own execution."
Tags:new york, ny, urban, urban life, urban living, city, cities, city life, living in the city, city living, car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobiles, taxi, taxis, taxi cab, taxi cabs, cab, cabs, driver, drivers, driving, traffic, traffic jam, gridlock, bumper-to-bumper, congestion, stuck in traffic, stuck, trapped, unable to move, rush hour, late, tardy, tardiness, lateness, death, execution, executions, capital punishment, death penalty, crime, criminal, criminals, convict, convicts, blindfold, blindfolds, blindfolded, transportation
"Held up at work? You could have called."
Tags:alcohol, alcoholic, drinking, drinks, drink, bartender, bartenders, office, offices, working, works, work late, held up, late, lateness, tardy, tardiness, call ahead, calling, calls, loyal, loyalty, allegiance, faithful, relationship, relationships, bartending, pub, bar, bars, pubs, annoyed, warning, warns, comparison, compared, comparing, parody
"Gentlemen, it's time we gave some serious thought to the effects of global warming."
Tags:global warming, floods, washington, water, pollution, thought, serious, environment, politics, incompetents, climate change, too late, tardy, tardiness, flood, flooding, flooded, global warming effect, global warming effects, delay, delays, apocalypse, end of the world, dragging our heels, worldwide flood, worldwide floods, environmental disaster, environmental catastrophe, catastrophe, catastrophes, disaster, disasters, natural disaster, natural disasters
"Why, Mr. Larsen! We were about ready to give up on you."
Tags:childbirth, childbirths, maternity ward, maternity wards, maternity, father, fathers, fatherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, late, lateness, tardy, tardiness, infant, infants, son, sons, midwife, midwives, new parent, new parents, new father, new fathers, hospital, family life, family-life, better late than never, absentee, absent father, absent fathers
Too early to begin working on/Too late to do anything about.
A Pal Feeds a Pal on Time.
"Midnight already? Zounds! My wife will heap contumely upon my head!"
Tags:ye olde pub, ye olde bar, ye olde, language, linguist, linguists, linguistic change, linguistic changes, speech, speeches, archaic, late, get home late, getting home late, wife, wives, pub, pubs, bar, bars, bartender, bartenders, bartending, late for dinner, tardy, tardiness, run late, runs late, running late, insult, insults, insulting, yell, yells, yelling, shout, shouts, shouting, in trouble, getting in trouble
"Sorry I'm late, Chief - I had some trouble with my nipple ring."
'I'm not late. Everyone learns at their own speed.'
'Anyone can get to school on time if he tries hard enough, Eddie.'
'Darling? I think I'll be a bit late tonight!'
"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
"You mean to say you haven't even put your face on yet?"
Tags:makeup, make-up, put your face on, putting your face on, put on makeup, putting on makeup, figure of speech, figures of speech, literal, literally, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, late, lateness, tardy, tardiness, alien, aliens, monster, monsters, killer, killers, disguise, disguises, disguised, put on your face, putting on your face, dawdle, dawdles, dawdling, delay, delays, delaying
"Dear Wendy, please excuse the tardiness of my response to your recent tweet from Hoboken."
Tags:cowboy, cowboys, social media, communication, communicate, email, snail mail, mail, letter, letters, writing letters, delayed response, late response, tardy, tardiness, late, delay, delayed, horse, horses, horseback, handwritten, personalized, personalised, personal, hoboken, new jersey, nj, city, cities, country, countryside, mountains, rural, long distance, long distance relationship, long distance relationships, girlfriend, girlfriends, boyfriend, boyfriends, couple, couples, social media, social media post, social media posts, modern life, modern times, letter, letters, writing a letter, writing a letter, loved one, loved ones
'Are you sure you tried hard enough to be on time?'
"Hurry, or we will be late for my lecture on how to delegate work."
Tags:delegating, delegate, delegates, delegation, manager, managers, management, lecture, lectures, lecturing, management skill, management skills, managerial skill, managerial skills, tardy, tardiness, late, lateness, lackey, lackeys, yes man, yes-man, yes-men, yes men, office politics, workload, workloads
"Once again one of your "I'm late because I was abducted and operated on by aliens" excuses?"
Brian never outgrew some of the habits he formed as a toddler.
"If your guys aren't going to show, let's just call it a day."
Tags:firing, firing squad, gun, guns, death, deaths, dead, dying, died, kill, killed, firing line, execute, execution, executions, war, wars, military, militarise, militarism, militaristic, militia, militias, executioner, executioners, wall, capital, capital punishment, martial law, martial, violence, violence, late, lateness, tardy, tardiness, punctual, punctuality, dark, dark humor, dark humour, black humor, black humour, gallows humour, gallows humor, dead, deadpan
'Mom, I'm only late because you told me not to come in until I wipe my feet first.'
Your library book is overdue.
'We're going to start without him.'
"Do you have a moment to be late for something you just made up?"
Tags:survey, surveys, political survey, political surveys, opinion poll, opinion polls, market research, researcher, researchers, researching, late, lateness, tardy, tardiness, questionnaire, questionnaires, pollster, pollsters, feedback, constructive criticism, consumer research, consumer feedback, clipboard, clipboards, time wasting, time waster, time wasters, time-waster, time-wasters