Each morning I get up, feed Daisy and we take a walk. We get the newspaper, I chow down my cereal and sip my coffee while reading the paper and watching “Squawk Box.” Daisy sometimes sits on my lap staring at my cereal but that’s another story. . . . .
All the while, I keep a weather eye on the clock. Why? Because I have to catch a train. If I miss the train, I miss the train. The train waits for no one. I’m left standing. And I’m late. Therefore I always allot myself precisely 14 minutes to walk from my house to the train station. And I catch my train. I am on time. Ta daaaahhhh. . . . .
“Where is this going?” you rightfully ask? My point is that I have a theory. People who do not need to catch a train or a bus or an airplane for work (or link life to the clock on some other obligation) have less incentive to be on time. Hence . . . . there may be a higher incidence of running late. Think about it. Test my theory. I will look forward to any comments. . . . .