Funny replies when people keep ASKING IF YOU'RE READY

Everyone knows someone who never seems to arrive on time, is never ready, and in your case that’s probably you.

If you are always running late you have probably pissed off quite a few people in your life over time. Your friends and family have probably sat around waiting for you in restaurants, people’s homes and the movies.

Cultures assign different meanings to time, in the West being late and keeping people waiting is considered incredibly rude. They should know what you are like by now, when they keep asking if you are ready to go out.

Next time your exasperated family, boyfriend or coworkers complain that you’re late, use one of our clever comebacks. Tell us what you think and vote for the best snarky comeback. If you have an even better comeback, do share, leave us a message below.

11 Best comebacks when someone asks if you are ready

1. I told you I’d be ready in five minutes. Stop calling me every hour.

2. It’s better to arrive late than to arrive ugly!

3. Just a reminder that I’ll always be running late.

4. I can either be on time or wearing pants. Pick one.

5. I don’t even believe myself when I say I will be ready in 5 minutes!

6. Waiting on you, Betty Sue.

7. Just because I’m awake doesn’t mean I’m ready to do anything.

8. I was born ready, just waiting for the right moment.

9. What’s that? You want me to slow down?

10. Yes, I’m ready for you to stop asking if I’m ready.

11. I’m going as slow as I can, hold on!


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Why do people ask are you ready?

People will often ask, “Are you ready?” to check if someone is ready to go out or attend an event. It is a way to make sure that everyone is on the same page and ready to proceed with whatever is happening.

It can be used in a variety of situations, such as going out shopping before a diner date, a concert, a meeting, a trip, or any other activity that requires preparation. By asking , “Are you ready?” people can gauge whether someone needs more time to get organized or if they’re good and ready to go.

More comebacks you might like

Axl Rose is late for his own concerts


Axl Rose ,of Guns N’ Roses fame, has made his fans wait up to three hours before he showed up for a concert. He has been notoriously late to shows for years causing fans to go wild and riot.

Funny replies when people keep asking IF YOU'RE READY

Apparently, being late also meant staying true to the Guns N’ Roses brand of being the wild boys of rock n roll.

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When you are dealing with being called out and constantly asked if you are ready and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.

Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home. 

Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.

Got any comments, questions or tips for dealing with someone who keeps asking if you are ready to go out? Share them in the comments below.

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  1. When a woman says she’ll be ready in 5 minutes, she’s using the same time scale as a guy when he says the game has 5 minutes left.

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