Means “Indian Standard Time.” We have or own standard time, because we always show up about 1-2 hours late to everything.
If you’re havin a party at 2, expect us to be there around 3:30.
If you want us to be at your party at 2, then tell us it starts at 12.
Taken from Urban Dictionary
GRRRRRRRRRRR! Yup, needed to get that out. See, I’m getting a bit sick of Indian standard time. Especially as in may case it only apparently works one way!
I am ALWAYS on time, I panic if I’m 10 minutes late, so much so I’m normally 20mins early for everything. Makes a good impression, but on down side means I spend a lot of my life sat waiting!
Last week, as previously mentioned, I waited all day for babu. All day. Then when he finally called and said he should be allowed leave soon I then proceeded to sit outside the terminal an additional hour before he appeared at the gate!
It doesn’t end there! I hadn’t heard from him since Monday last week for one reason or another, then usually if we loose contact in the week he will call me first thing in the morning when he arrives in port, I wake up 5.30, nothing, see the ship rolling in past my window, still nothing, 7, 8, 9 passes, 10 – phone rings! “Come by 15/20mins” says the voice on the end, and before I can moan/argue/protest he’s gone! He knows full well it takes approx 20-25 minutes to get there and that’s if I’m ready to go (ok I was).
As I am queuing to be let through the port barrier my phone rings “where are you?!” He says! I’d actually made good time, it was about 20mins after his call, I told him to be patient (probably in a few more words than that!)
Do you see where I’m going with this? 4 days last week I waited for his call. 4 hours this morning I waited for his call. I get there in 20mins flat and he’s calling me asking where I am!!!
This boy has no concept of time, unless its my time, he once told me I was late, my watch read o’clock but his read 01! Yet I have NEVER known him not to keep me waiting – be it when I am visiting the ship, meeting him when we are away together, or even when I flew to Mumbai, ALWAYS late!
Please tell me how it is that someone can have no concept of their own time yet be completely precise about someone else’s!
Does anyone else have this issue?
I will end as I started…. GRRRRRRRRR!