To me, timely means getting to places early bc I hate being late. I’d rather be early which to me is timely. Being late is not an option for me. Like take today, I am going to my diabetes clinic at 3:15pm and I expect to do in a timely fashion. I know there are external hurdles to wait for such as cabs to take me to my appointments or just for leisure, and the Friday bowling bus, which Kevin (the driver who looks like Mac Taylor off CSI: NY btw) is usually good sometimes being a wee bit late.