A dear friend of mine is always running late. At first, I thought it was just a one-off thing. But more than a decade later, I’ve come to expect her to show up 15-20 minutes late. I’m the type of person who’s usually early.
Just before everything shut down for the pandemic, one of my hearing aids went on the fritz. It still worked, but it started emitting a loud, high-pitched whine whenever it felt like it. Imagine someone screaming in your left ear at random intervals. So, I stopped wearing it, obviously.