The Lost Art of Procrastination

Pfft. I procrastinate all the time. What do you mean ‘lost art’?

That’s what you’re thinking, isn’t it?

But just listen a minute.

Remember when you could procrastinate about paying that bill? All you had to say was “The cheque’s in the mail”. In these days of PayPal and Internet Banking can you really get away with that any more?

Remember when you could procrastinate about finishing that assignment? Handwritten on paper, it had to be handed in to the teacher/lecturer in person. You could conveniently be ‘sick’ on the day it was due and scam a few more days. Nothing you could do about it. In these days of email and online portals can you really get away with that any more?

Remember when you could procrastinate about the grocery shopping? Pretend you didn’t have enough petrol in the car, or you weren’t well enough to leave the house? In these days of online shopping and home delivery can you really get away with that any more?

Remember when you could procrastinate about telling the family some particular piece of news, especially if it wasn’t good? You tried to ring but the phone was engaged. You wrote the letter but haven’t had a chance to get to the post office. In these days of social media and instant messaging can you really get away with that any more?

Yes, it’s a lost art, the art of procrastination. I think it’s time to rediscover it. Definitely going to do that. Tomorrow.

Procrastination

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