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1. "Hey, you're on time!"
1. "Hey, you're on time!"
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When you congratulate chronically late friends on making it on time you may think you’re rewarding good behavior but your “compliment” will likely have the opposite effect.

“You’re just pointing out that lateness is their norm and calling attention to that,” says Laura MacLeod, a licensed social worker and founder of From The Inside Out Project.

“This also can come across as condescending.”

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