Say it’s the weekend and you and some family members are going out. How do you go about communicating to others the transition from “going out sometime today” to “leaving soon” to “walking out the door” ?
My wife often skips the second step. I’m stuck either being ready to walk out the door for two hours, or annoying her by taking a minute or two to get ready while she’s tapping her foot by the front door. There have also been times where each of us is simply waiting for the other, neither knowing that we’re both ready.
This only crops up without a hard time stamp, such as a movie, show, or a dinner reservation.
What do y’all do?