It’s Okay to Be Late to a Party…in Fact You Should Try the “38-Minute Rule”
It usually means you won't be the first one there but won't come in awkwardly after things are really rolling.
It’s okay to be late to a party! In fact there’s a perfect time frame for showing up to gatherings. If you tend to run early you might want to adopt the the “38-minute rule.” A political reporter came up with it. He says he tries to show up exactly 38 minutes late to parties because that’s the sweet spot. It usually means you won’t be the first one there but won’t come in awkwardly after things are really rolling. At a dinner party, you won’t be too late to pick the seat you want.