Editor’s note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 19-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, what do you think about people who are always late?
A: It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. It’s rude, immature and selfish to think that other people should wait for you. Things happen that might cause you to be late on occasion and, if they do, make a phone call. But being repeatedly late is really inexcusable.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...