We have a teacher who shows up to work 5 minutes late at least three times a week. While I am out there greeting my kids in the morning he comes walking by after the bell has rung and his kids are lined up waiting for him. It drives me nuts. I think being on time is vitally important. If you ask me to a meeting at 8:45 I'll be there by 8:40. You are a professional and I respect your time. I'm not going to make you sit there and wait for me like I'm the Emperor. Also, for the sake of full disclosure I am in fact not an American flag in real life. I apologize for misleading anyone.