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Saturday, July 21, 2012

How to Be on Time

If you always plan on being on time, you will almost always be late.

The only way to be on time consistently is to always plan on being early.

A lesson I learned only recently, when I started working with Sandy Ikeda.

Old, decrepit dogs occasionally do learn new tricks!

4 comments:

  1. As they say in the Navy, "if you're on time, you're late. If you're early, you're on time". Everything in the Navy is done 15 minutes ahead of time. Of course, I've been out of the military for quite a while, so I don't necessarily follow this advice anymore.

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  2. The way I remember the military is that you'd get asap, and then they'd make you wait forever.

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    1. Yes, "hurry up and wait" was a common occurrence.

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    2. That was my experience as well. It got especially bad with large-scale drills, as both the anticipation and the waiting compounded with every additional platoon/company/battalion that had to be meticulously inspected and commanded from the top down, just to see that nobody had wrinkles in their pants.

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