Do you ever procrastinate?
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Very rarely, If I need to do something I prefer to do it right away, well within a couple of days anyway.
For instance last Friday, when I was getting ready for work, all my shoe boxes fell out of the wardrobe and as I was on the last minute I hadn’t time to pick them up. I know, I know, I have too many shoes! I apologised to MWM and said I would tidy them as soon as I got home and have a good clear out. When I got home MWM had, very kindly, put them all back in the wardrobe, so I didn’t have to do it straight away. On Sunday evening I sorted through all my shoes and clothes and have now got two huge bags to take to the charity shop and room in my wardrobes for new things. You see, I did it within a couple of days!
MWM drives me batty because he is a procrastinator of the highest order – he’ll put things off for months, even years! However to save himself from my displeasure he will usually do whatever I ask of him straight away, but jobs he has thought of get forgotten, well until I remind him! He has been retired for 3 ½ years now and he promised that his first job would be to tidy the study and clear out all old papers, magazines etc. Guess what – he’s still not done it! He has made a start (recently), but it looks to me like he’s just moved stuff around and not actually thrown anything away because there’s still no room. I would have had it done in a day but it’s all his stuff so I can’t be ruthless with it.
It is a particular failing of mine that I expect others to do things straight away and I can become a bit of a ‘nag’ if they don’t comply. By the same token if someone asks me to do something I will do it as soon as I possibly can.
My Father told me “Never put of until tomorrow what you can do today” so I don’t, because I always did what Daddy told me!