We live an area where everyone and everything runs late, small businesses don't open when they say they will, they close at random times, etc. Hubby is a teacher and that's one place you can never be late so he has to consciously shift down into a slower mode for social events, we make a point of leaving our house later but we are often still the first to arrive at get togethers. It's been an adjustment moving from a more urban area to the country.
Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.