There was a limit to the time
I told her that if she hadn’t arrived by 12PM; you know, I was going to leave and she would need to make another appointment
I am a punctual woman. If I make any sort of appointment with someone, I am typically a few minutes early. I want to use the available lavatory and check my clothing before going to the appointment. I need to continually make sure I have all my information and paperwork that is needed. I expect the very same from anyone who makes an appointment with me. I want them to be on time, every time, if not a bit early. When I called the Heating and Air Conditioning corporation the other day for an appointment to have my heating system cleaned and inspected, they told me on the phone they would be there between 8 and 11AM. I was okay with that window they provided. I had nothing on my desk that needed done that day. I thought I could go into my own work after, get some paperwork completed, and be ready for my meeting at 2PM. When the time arrived and the Heating and Air Conditioning specialist hadn’t arrived, I called the local Heating and Air Conditioning corporation to ask where she was. They said she was currently running a few minutes late, although she would be there soon. I understood if they had an emergency, even though I wasn’t sure I could wait much longer. I called an hour later and talked to the same woman. I told her that if she hadn’t arrived by 12PM; you know, I was going to leave and she would need to make another appointment. At precisely twelve PM, I packed my briefcase and headed out the door. I back called the Heating and Air Conditioning corporation and told them they would apparently need to make an appointment without added cost for the following Thursday.