i am almost ALWAYS the first one to an event. if there's a reservation involved i'm there on time, every time. sure, i know that people are bound to come late. yes, i realize that most people don't care if you're waiting for them. but i actually do care if people are waiting for me. so to prevent that i choose to never be late. especially if there's a reservation involved or a time specific event (like a wedding or funeral service). i hate waiting for people, therefore i never want to be the person someone is waiting for.