Dead Lines

Urgency is required in an emergency, where life, limb, or LEGITIMATE emotional pain is evident. Legitimacy is not subjective in this instance.

A lot of the work I do is deadline dependent. In my view of the workplace, there are two sorts of personalities: preparers and procrastinators. Putting tasks off does not eliminate the necessity for completing them; they don’t just magically disappear like socks in the dryer. Distasteful chores must be finished. They can be addressed in a calm manner, with a minimal amount of unpleasantness, or we can approach them from the other direction. The last-minute is not a source of personal inspiration.

It is in diametric opposition to my true nature to rush. In fact, I have written and revised my obituary a couple of times to allow for good time management at The End. I have written two beginnings, one describes a quick departure, “died suddenly and with astonishing speed, usually she didn’t like to hurry.” It occurs to me, as I write this, that it may be prudent to prepare a third beginning, “died unexpectedly, with immediate dispatch, because she refused to hurry.”

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About elroyjones

Married, no children, responsibly self-directed, living happily.
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