We had a recent question on the Workplace which resulted in this answer:
5 Minutes Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable!
Someone asked for a citation and I attempted to locate it, albeit poorly. It's not a saying I've heard of in the UK and Google came up with a few references:
However from speaking to some of the US users, they believe the term has been around for longer.
Does anyone know where the phrase came from and is it mainly a US based phrase?