I was worried that I would be late again to services, last night, but it ended up that I arrived about five minutes prior to them starting. A new couple joined us, and we held up the start until they made it, which gave me the leeway to get there. Nice.
I came to the conclusion that a book I was reading (7 Dirty Words: The Life and Crimes of George Carlin) was filled with uninspiring prose, and since I have a lot of reading I could do elsewhere, I set it aside. Too bad.