Why is it contractors can never show up on time? The installer for our laundry room cabinets was to be here by 9 a.m. He just showed up at 10. His excuse? "It was raining and I had to pick-up the van." Wrong answer. Just like the thousands who commute to work everyday, you plan for such hiccups. To say it was the weather is a lame excuse. Take responsibility and arrive on time. I'm just sayin'.