Lateness is clearly a state of mind, though what exactly it denotes is not easy to explain. There?s certainly an element of arrogance about it. The late contributor always assumes that other people?s promptness has made their own lateness less of a problem. It also seems to show a terrible lack of confidence. It?s like bands who spend years in the studio. That?s because they like making records but can?t bear finishing them. When they finish them they know they will be judged. They don?t like that one little bit.