Is blaming traffic for being late a valid excuse?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma is from Lisa and it’s all about traffic. Here is his email:

Hello Jaime. I have a friend who constantly uses the same excuse every time she’s late and it drives me crazy. She is CONSTANTLY late and she always says it was because of traffic. Still. Now we have lived here in the Capital Region for over 25 years. We all know when and where there will be traffic, so you go ahead. And other than those specific times, like the Northway at rush hour, etc., the traffic is generally the same. How do you not know traffic patterns after all this time. But she always says she got stuck in traffic, and she gets mad when I call her. Am I wrong to be upset or do I just have to accept that it is? How do you handle this? Thanks

~ Lisa

Well, I would handle this the same way I handle anyone who is consistently late, give them a few chances and then lay down the law. The first time they miss something, they improve to be on time.

What do you think? Let’s help Lisa and let me know on TRY’s Facebook page.