I be­lieve

Hong Kong Tatler - - The Great Debate -

that punc­tu­al­ity is a very ba­sic and es­sen­tial qual­ity that ev­ery per­son should pos­sess. In Hong Kong, ev­ery­one has busy sched­ules and short lunch breaks, so mak­ing it to mul­ti­ple ap­point­ments in a short space of time is al­ready a chal­leng­ing task. There­fore, no time should be wasted. Be­ing un­punc­tual not only de­lays your own plans for the day, it may also hin­der other peo­ple’s sched­ules. When one is punc­tual in ar­riv­ing for ap­point­ments and events, and in meet­ing dead­lines, it shows your sin­cer­ity and re­spect to­wards the per­son and the oc­ca­sion—let­ting them know that you care as much about their time as your own. It also helps you build a good im­age and rep­u­ta­tion. As a mother, I have in­stilled the im­por­tance of punc­tu­al­ity in my three chil­dren since they were young. I be­lieve that be­ing punc­tual shows you are de­pend­able and or­gan­ised. Be­ing punc­tual benefits you within the work­place, or in your own cir­cle of fam­ily and friends. You are re­spected as some­one who is al­ways on time.

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