If you're at the wrong place at the wrong time, is this actually a bad thing? Don't the two negatives words result in a positive meaning? For instance, being at the wrong place at the right time wouldn't be good, and being at the right place at the wrong time, that too would have a negative result.
As I see it, being at the wrong place, at the wrong time, could result in the second negative cancelling out the first negative and therefore the phrase doesn't necessarily have a negative meaning, am I correct?
As an example, take a sales appointment. You go to the right place at the right time, that's good, you've got there OK. However you go the right place at the wrong time, and that's not good as you aren't expected, and if you go the wrong place at the right time, well, you've missed your appointment. Go the wrong place at the right time, doesn't mean you've missed the appointment though does it? It doesn't mean that you didn't get to the appointment.
Is this correct? Although it's generally seen as a negative phrase, it could be used positively? What would be the full implication of this, as all definitions I've seen give this phrase a completely negative meaning and don't take this into account.