Thursday, March 1, 2012


"Punctuality is the soul of business".

A friend of ours Subramanian, a top salesman working in Macneil and Magor Limited in the early seventies went into business under the name and style of Servals. Once when we casually met him in a friend's place he said that he would come to our firm and meet us at 3.30 pm the next day. We said okay.

The next day he enters our company exactly at 3.30 p.m. He was called for a casual chit-chat and we were curious to know why he chose to come exactly at 3.30 p.m.

Whatever success in my business, I owe to my punctuality was his reply. Punctuality is a habit and habits die hard,

I know of only one occasion in many of our lives when we are punctual. The prospective bridegroom with his family is expected at 4 pm to meet his prospective bride in an arranged
marriage. The bride's father comes to the door by 3.30 pm and keeps looking left and right!

These days, even this is not happening too often!!

"Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty.
You may as well borrow a person's money as his time."

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