Over the last 10 years, I have noticed that people don't care about being timely. People are late to dinner, to parties, to meetings.
Last night I was playing bunco. 90% of the people were late. There were 15 people waiting for one lady. We ate dinner and waited. 1 1/2 hours later the group was still waiting. It was said that we should start. Everyone said we wait for our friends. The group treated those of us that wanted to start as the rude people.
At what point did it become rude to want to start on time? When did the timely people become the rude ones while the late people are just fine?
The same bunco party, I was sitting at the table and 8 of us were talking. The 19 year old daughter of one of the guest got on the phone. Someone said something funny and we all laughed. Then someone apologised to the girl on the cell phone.
At what point is it rude to laugh and talk at a party around a table, because someone gets the urge to call her boyfriend in the middle of us?