Where I live now no one is on time to church or parties. If you are invited over to someone's house, you show up 15 minutes late. If it's a party, you show up even later.
I don't remember this growing up. We were always on time everywhere.
Is this lateness normal or fashionable where you live? I would really like to know. Does anyone know if it is a new phenomenon?
For the latin community, showing up very late is normal; otherwise, you end up helping the hosts get ready for the party, and be too tired to dance later.