Approved by the GR8 – and L8 – Mae West

I’ve said it before, vanity license plates about being late are among my favorites. I’ll go out of my way to capture a “L8″ plate, so you can imagine my delight when one unexpectedly arrived in my email inbox last week. Trish from Union writes,

L8 AGAINI am ALWAYS late.  I have been told for years that I will be late for my own funeral.  It’s almost gotten to the point that it doesn’t feel right if I’m on time and I am NEVER early. I’ve even had friends tell me that events start earlier than they do, so that I will arrive on time.

One of my favorite quotes about being late was said by Mae West “I am invariably late for appointments – sometimes as much as two hours. I’ve tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing.”

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