When a secretary of George Washington, excusing himself for being late, said that his
watch was too slow, the general's reply was, "You must get a new watch, or I must get
a new secretary." If this were the case, most of us in Hyderabad would be changing
secretaries every week. Emerson said, "I could never think well of a man's intellectual or
moral character, if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.'
All of us have numerous experiences of meetings which started late and ended even