Ben was a young boy who always seemed to be late. He was late for school, late for meals, and even late for his own birthday party.
One day, Ben's teacher, Mrs. Jones, decided to have a talk with him.
"Ben," she said, "you need to learn to be on time. Being late is disrespectful to other people."
Ben nodded his head. He knew that Mrs. Jones was right, but he just couldn't seem to help himself. He always seemed to be running late.
The next day, Ben had a big test in school. He knew that he needed to be early, so he set his alarm clock for extra early. But when he woke up, he realized that he had forgotten to wind his alarm clock. He was late for school again.
Ben was so embarrassed. He knew that he had let Mrs. Jones and his classmates down. He vowed to never be late again.
The next day, Ben woke up early and got ready for school. He ate a quick breakfast and brushed his teeth. He even had time to make his bed.
Ben arrived at school early and waited outside Mrs. Jones' classroom. When she saw him, she smiled.
"Ben," she said, "you're early today. I'm so proud of you."
Ben was happy. He had finally learned to be on time.
From that day on, Ben was always on time. He was on time for school, on time for meals, and even on time for his own birthday party. Ben was proud of himself for learning to be on time. He knew that it was a sign of respect for other people.