In this Pit threadthe OP takes on some people who arrive quite late for a restaurant dinner party and expect that their lateness will be perfectly OK.
I’m occasionally late to social engagements due to my own dilly dallying, but usually am pretty much on time to most non-work engagements, and I am spot on for professional appointments. There are people, however, and I am related to some of them, that make being late an art form. 1 PM means 2 PM etc., and no matter how much they are castigated and lectured on this being inappropriate behavior they make little if any effort to reform their ways.
At some point you really have to wonder if they are actually making an* effort* to be chronically late, or is it that they have no respect for other people’s time, or is it some sort of passive-aggressive or low key “no one is the boss of me” ego rebellion… or what? These are not reprobates, they are nice, decent, generous, generally moral people who are always late.
What is the motivation for people who are chronically and habitually late?