I reproduce below the exchange of views between The Old Fossil and me in my post Deadlines.
TOF : Deadlines and punctuality aren’t the same thing to me. Deadlines I always think of as production with expectation, often because one person in a production is part of the critical path for another person’s results.
Punctuality on the other hand seems more along the lines of courtesy. I am almost always punctual, mostly to show respect to another and to feel respect for myself.
Me : Agreed but the end result for both is to be on time. The first to finish and the latter to attend.
TOF : Yes, but a deadline can generate more stress for me than punctuality.
My readers know how much synchronicity there is in my life. Here is what I saw in this morning’s newspaper.