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(The Courier UK)   Doctors officially diagnose Mr. Dunbar with chronic lateness, note that it is an incurable terminal condition, and predict he will someday be the late Mr. Dunbar   (thecourier.co.uk) divider line 33
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2013-08-31 10:39:07 AM
Sounds like a bad case of CPT
 
2013-08-31 10:42:04 AM
Sounds like the worlds first millennial
 
2013-08-31 10:42:27 AM
the former Dundee City Council worker

Yeah, I think we found his problem. Fire his ass a few times and he'd learn to keep a schedule or develop a lifestyle that doesn't rely on time.
 
2013-08-31 10:42:52 AM
Well hey, at least any woman he dates knows he won't be premature about anything . . .
 
2013-08-31 10:49:05 AM
Maybe being half cow effects his ability to tell time.
 
2013-08-31 10:52:33 AM
I realized recently that I'm pretty bad at time-math.
Like, if I have to be somewhere at 9:30am, and it takes me an hour to get there (8:30am) and it will take me an hour to get ready (7:30am) I should get up at 7:00 to give myself extra time. Then 7:00 comes, I snooze for 30 minutes, take my time getting ready because I don't have to leave until 9:30. 8:30 comes around and I think I'm making good time then realize oh crap, I should have left already and I'm still not dressed!

I'm not as bad at the guy in the article but if I'm doing something out of my daily routine, I have to be careful that the above scenario doesn't happen.
 
2013-08-31 10:53:05 AM
"It is really depressing sometimes," he added. "I can't overstate how much it helped to say it was a condition."

yeah, I'm sure being able to shirk responsibility for your inability to use a farking watch or alarm clock has been great for you.
 
2013-08-31 10:53:13 AM
The condition is exacerbated by his immense crack habit.
 
2013-08-31 11:06:15 AM
He needs a watch that loudly states the time in words once a minute.
 
2013-08-31 11:12:41 AM
I wish someone would take this clock out of my head.
 
2013-08-31 11:22:16 AM
My wife is a bit like that:  if we have to be somewhere at an appointed time, we start getting ready to leave the house, and she'll just get distracted and start rearranging the sock drawer, or just start exhibiting little delays in her morning routine.  If I'm not there to be Mr. Clock, she can suddenly realize that an hour passed and she hasn't even showered yet.

I've noticed that this is exacerbated by stress, like stiffer deadlines, and it's probably due in part to living in a house with other people where everything is a little more complicated and disorganized.  Wifey had no problems with tardiness when she lived alone, presumably because she lived in a small apartment with a system for everything.
 
2013-08-31 11:38:01 AM

Xcott: My wife is a bit like that:  if we have to be somewhere at an appointed time, we start getting ready to leave the house, and she'll just get distracted and start rearranging the sock drawer, or just start exhibiting little delays in her morning routine.  If I'm not there to be Mr. Clock, she can suddenly realize that an hour passed and she hasn't even showered yet.

I've noticed that this is exacerbated by stress, like stiffer deadlines, and it's probably due in part to living in a house with other people where everything is a little more complicated and disorganized.  Wifey had no problems with tardiness when she lived alone, presumably because she lived in a small apartment with a system for everything.


I think it may be a form of OCD. I've never been diagnosed, but I struggle with the same symptoms as your wife. I have an urgent need for everything to be tidy before I leave. Doc put me on meds for another reason and they seem to help this situation. Unmedicated Mr. MMM is about 1000 x's worse. We've decided which one of us survives the other, makes sure the other's casket arrives late to the funeral.
 
2013-08-31 11:45:42 AM
I seriously doubt this story.  "Dunbar" doesn't sound Latino at all.
 
2013-08-31 11:51:08 AM
www.thecourier.co.uk

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2013-08-31 11:54:32 AM
He should work for a cable company. "They'll be there 11-3PM tomorrow." Arrives the next week whenever.
 
2013-08-31 12:05:02 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sounds like a bad case of CPT


Read an article once about a black family that sent out wedding invitations with the notation that they were serious about the times: the wedding would start when the invitation said it would, no waiting.

The father of the bride had to deal with guests showing up one or two hours late SCREAMING at him: how DARE you start without me!  How DARE you start on time!
 
2013-08-31 12:13:55 PM
Looks like he's always on time for meals.
 
2013-08-31 12:21:35 PM
I used to leave the clock set 46 minutes fast. That way, the time on the clock indicated what time it would be when I get to work if I was to get in the shower now. If the clock shows 8:30,. that's when I would get to work.
 
2013-08-31 12:35:42 PM
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/obscure?
 
2013-08-31 12:39:19 PM

Bedstead Polisher: I realized recently that I'm pretty bad at time-math.
Like, if I have to be somewhere at 9:30am, and it takes me an hour to get there (8:30am) and it will take me an hour to get ready (7:30am) I should get up at 7:00 to give myself extra time. Then 7:00 comes, I snooze for 30 minutes, take my time getting ready because I don't have to leave until 9:30. 8:30 comes around and I think I'm making good time then realize oh crap, I should have left already and I'm still not dressed!

I'm not as bad at the guy in the article but if I'm doing something out of my daily routine, I have to be careful that the above scenario doesn't happen.


I have this problem. Forgetting to factor in travel time. Been getting a little better since realizing that. A little.
 
2013-08-31 12:43:33 PM

SoundOfOneHandWanking: I used to leave the clock set 46 minutes fast. That way, the time on the clock indicated what time it would be when I get to work if I was to get in the shower now. If the clock shows 8:30,. that's when I would get to work.


He'd explain more but he has to be at work in 46 minutes.

I tried a similar system but it just made me dawdle more because I knew I had more time than the clock said.
 
2013-08-31 12:52:44 PM
Maybe he's just running on IST (Indian Standard Time).

All the farkers who are Indian or have been in a relationship with someone from India or have ever been to India will know exactly what I mean.
 
2013-08-31 12:57:12 PM

wildcardjack: the former Dundee City Council worker

Yeah, I think we found his problem. Fire his ass a few times and he'd learn to keep a schedule or develop a lifestyle that doesn't rely on time.


He's 57 years old, so I think the traditional methods of correcting tardiness simply cannot work on him.  Lots of people will have tried them and failed.  It's kind of like telling a Down syndrome sufferer to get smart or a Parkinson's sufferer to stop fidgeting.  It remains to be seen if there is some sort of psychotropic that can help him.
 
2013-08-31 01:11:27 PM

bifford: wildcardjack: the former Dundee City Council worker

Yeah, I think we found his problem. Fire his ass a few times and he'd learn to keep a schedule or develop a lifestyle that doesn't rely on time.

He's 57 years old, so I think the traditional methods of correcting tardiness simply cannot work on him.  Lots of people will have tried them and failed.  It's kind of like telling a Down syndrome sufferer to get smart or a Parkinson's sufferer to stop fidgeting.  It remains to be seen if there is some sort of psychotropic that can help him.


As human beings we like to believe we a bastions of pure, unadulterated will and that each of as are capable of rising to the exact same greatness if we choose to exert our power of will to the same level.

The simple truth is everything about us is controlled by the electrochemical reactions inside our brain pan. Our free will is an illusion and consciousness are simply bi-products of these reactions. This is why as a society we tend to blame and shame suffers of mental conditions. It's their fault they have this condition and if they'd simply apply their will they'd snap out of it.  People accuse those who suffer mental disorders of gold bricking so they have an excuse to be lazy.

When you've been diagnosed with a disorder it's not giving you an excuse to be lazy. It just means you'll have to find a different way to be productive. Things that work for other people won't work for you so you'll have to find another way to get the same job done and it will probably require more work to do so than a person who doesn't have the same mental disorder will expend.

But as human beings we resist accepting this. We prefer to think that we're simple outstanding examples of applied will and masters of our own destinies. It's disquieting for a "normal" person to think "Wow, I really lucked out when it came to the genetic lottery". It's much more comforting to think "I'm better and they are inferior and they're inferior because they don't work as hard as I do at being awesome".
 
2013-08-31 01:28:40 PM

SoundOfOneHandWanking: I used to leave the clock set 46 minutes fast. That way, the time on the clock indicated what time it would be when I get to work if I was to get in the shower now. If the clock shows 8:30,. that's when I would get to work.


I've tried setting clocks fast, but it doesn't work for me. I always end up remembering that the clock is fast and doing mental math to compensate.

But FWIW, I'm not chronically tardy, but rather a chronic procrastinator who is nevertheless very anxious about being  late for things. Whatever works, really. For you it's setting clocks ahead. For me, it's anxiety and paperbacks...
 
2013-08-31 01:29:49 PM
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Cheers, lads!
 
2013-08-31 01:48:34 PM
I don't have the ability to gauge time at all, but I'm rarely late because I just leave way early for everything. I'd rather get to the movie an hour before it starts and just sit around in the lobby than be late.
 
2013-08-31 01:50:05 PM
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RIP Tatanka
 
2013-08-31 02:28:51 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sounds like a bad case of CPT


BPT. Colored is so sixties!
 
2013-08-31 05:14:52 PM

Herr Morgenstern: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x225]

/obscure?


Hey, I know those guys, they destroyed Troy.
 
2013-08-31 10:25:41 PM

Dl_white_power: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Sounds like a bad case of CPT

BPT. Colored is so sixties!


It's common to brown people and black people, not sure about yellow people, green people never even bother to show up.
 
2013-09-01 07:22:47 PM
He also suffers quite obviously from Pilkington's Disease.

The symptoms are described by medical experts as a poor memory for things heard or read, pre-mature baldness, and an egg-shaped or extraordiarily round head "like a f**king orange".

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I love you Karl. You are the zest of my life my Zen Master.
 
2013-09-01 07:25:05 PM
The hearse driver, following strict instructions, took a short detour so the deceased could be late for his own funeral as predicted by everybody who knew and loved him.
 
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