Punctuality is showing high esteem for other people and their time. (Bill Gothard, speaker and writer)
Different cultures view punctuality in different ways. It seems to be nonexistent in some societies. If the meeting is to be at 1:00, and people don’t show up until 1:30, they might argue that it’s still 1:00 because it isn’t 2:00 yet. Some people are careless about arriving at an appointed time. That’s unacceptable in our culture, because it shows disrespect for others.
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)