Squire Barnes of Global News explored what actually is an “ish”. So, he went to the finest institution of higher learning and interviewed the students to see what they think?
The question is: If someone is meeting you at twelve “ish”, how much time do you really have to work with.
Women tend to wait at least 15 minutes. Men will wait for a good 30 minutes.
The “ish” is nothing new.
Airlines do it all the time, flights delayed. Buses are always running on an “ish” due to traffic problem. And then there’s the occupation that is most liberal of all, Doctors! To them, an “ish” could be any length of time. As for everyone else, they seem to agree that an “ish” is somewhere within the range of 15 minutes. That’s pretty much industry standard. Certainly no longer than 30, those are the generous ones.
Once you have passed the person’s “ish” boundary, you are officially late.
Being a punctual person, an “ish” is only an excuse for being late and this is where my patience runs out.
So, what’s you take on these questions:
- What exactly is an “ish”?
- What are the parameters of an “ish”?
- What point does an “ish” ran out?