Respect is the cornerstone of etiquette and nothing is less gracious than having no respect for someone’s time. We see this happen all the time and even I don’t always take offense or notice it right away. But anytime we are late, reschedule at the last minute or make someone wait unnecessarily for information, we are saying “We don’t think your time is as important as ours,” or ” I don’t respect your schedule or what you have going on.” Money and time are in high demand and short supply. For most people, time is money and it is precious. So next time someone disrespects your time or you wait until the last minute and it affects someone else, think about how valuable time is to them and to you and make a point to be gracious and respectful.
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