There is always one.
Your invitations went out early, they clearly said 7 pm. But there is always that one guest who can’t possibly be bothered to show up until 10. Being on time would send the wrong message, the other guests might think they had nowhere else to be. Can’t have that. No…they must be late so all eyes are on them as the grand entrance is made.
Welcome to the party, Rodgersia tabularis (pictured along with a Lily of the Valley, which had already claimed this spot at the table)