“For years, I could be counted on to be late. People joked about it. It was my “thing” — I was on “Dustin time”. It was all very funny — until I realized that the same people that joked about it showed, time and again, that they didn’t trust me to get things done — that, indeed, they saw me as an incompetent person who couldn’t even get it together enough to be on time. Being punctual matters, at least in today’s Western societies. Being on time, every time, conveys far more than just a good sense of timing. It tells people that you’re on top of things, that you’re organized, that you can be counted on, that you value them, and, ultimately, that you value yourself.”—Punctuality Counts - Stepcase Lifehack
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three in 10 households, don’t even bother trying to call them on a landline phone. They either only have a cell phone or seldom if ever take calls on their traditional phone.
The federal figures, released Wednesday, showed that reliance on cells is continuing to rise at the expense of wired telephones. In the second half of last year, 16 percent of households only had cell phones, while 13 percent also had landlines but got all or nearly all their calls on their cells.
“All those nights sitting outside your tent and looking up at the stars gives you a lot of time to think about who you are and who you want to be, how you’ve lived your life and how you want to live your life…I’ve undergone a tremendous change. I didn’t always like the guy I was before, but I do like me now.”—Jeff Probst