A few years ago I was headed to a party and as a friend’s place was on the way, I offered to pick them up. The party started at 8, when I asked what time I should swing by, he said 7:30. When I asked why so early (this was very abnormal behaviour to me at the time), he said he always turned up on time to any party. Still confused, I pressed further and he said there were 4 reasons:

  1. It is respectful and polite
  2. You get time with the hosts
  3. You get the best drinks
  4. You can leave when you want to

It really gave me pause, I have since adjusted my party arrival time and I haven’t had a “gin and whatever mixer is left” drink in years!

Ant Ciavarella | Founder and CEO