Wednesday, 19 December 2007

There ought to be a word for it!

The moral dilemma you find yourself in when you know you are going to be late for an important appointment and that it is really your fault because you left the house just a bit too late to catch the train on time but it becomes apparent along the way that you would have been late anyway douue to a major disruption on the tube / train system and you are not sure whether you should attribute your lateness to this problem (with the attendant risk that someone may know that this difficulty did not present itself until after you should have been clear of it if you were going to get to the meeting on time) or come clean or opt for the third way – I would have been a tiny bit late anyway but then X happened and that is why I am an hour late.