Even when you're just a little late, there are times where it all just snowballs. Amirite? Ex: Wake up 3 minutes late. Someone else is using the only bathroom. Now, you're 20 minutes late. Go to use toaster. Someone else is using all the slots. Now you're 25 minutes late. Rush around, but that causes you to stub your toe. Now you're 27 minutes late. Intend to drive through an intersection and someone else runs a red light. End up having to stop at a green light to avoid accident. Psycho at the intersection shoots you in the head and eats you. Now you're just really late when it all might have been avoided in an alternative universe where you got up 3 minutes earlier.