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"I'm listing my deadlines by due date so I can miss them in chronological order."
Tags:deadline, deadlines, paperwork, due date, due dates, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, lazy, laziness, chronological order, shirk, shirking, irresponsible, irresponsibility, business woman, business women, businesswoman, businesswomen, businessperson, businessperson, business people, modern life, modern attitudes, fail, failed, failing
A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
Tags:deadline, deadlines, stress, stresses, stressful, worker, workers, working, job, jobs, career, careers, conveyor belt, conveyor belts, under the gun, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, put off, putting off, gear, gears, cog, cogs, cog in a machine, cogs in a machine, cog in the machine, cogs in the machine, modern life, modern times, white collar, white collar job, white collar jobs, cubicle, cubicles, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, stress, stressor, stressors, cope, copes, coping
"I would have gone on a run."
Tags:run, runs, running, ran, go, goes, gone, going, weather, good weather, sunny, bad weather, rainy, rains, raining, rain, rained, exercise, exercises, exercised, excuse, excuses, excused, excusing, making up excuses, made up excuses, if, iffy, thinker, not a doer, habit, habits, procrastination, procrastinating, procrastinated, procrastinate, procrastinates
"For the last time - don't call me when I'm pretending to work."
"I don't understand it - no matter how much I drink coffee, play on my phone, refresh my e-mail, look up things online, go to the kitchen for snacks, message my friends, scroll through Twitter, and play with the cats, I still can't get any writing done."
Tags:writer, writers, author, authors, journalist, journalists, bore, bored, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastination, procrastinating, distraction, distractions, distracted, confused, confusing, confuse, write, writes, writing, unproductive, disturb, disturbed, snack, snacks, snacking, message, messaging, play, plays, playing
"Try and tell me what's bothering you - use your S.A.T. words."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, childhood, teen, teens, teenager, teenage, student, students, lazy, bored, procrastinate, procrastinator, study, studying, college prep, college preparation, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, assessment, assessments, exam, exams, examinations, examination
"We were too busy ignoring the warning signs to pay attention to the projected disaster."
Tags:risk, risk averse, risk aversion, avoid, avoiding, avoiding risk, avoid risk, warning sign, warning, warnings, warning signs, projected, projection, projections, disaster, business collapse, business failure, meeting, meetings, board, board meeting, boardroom, exec, execs, management, manager, managers, executive, executives, failure, fail, failed, disaster, ignorance, inaction, passive, passivity, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, procrastinates
Finally - a software package that makes it snap to write that novel.
Tags:software, software package, writer, writers, author, authors, genre, genres, genre writer, genre writers, genre convention, genre conventions, writing help, digital assistant, digital assistants, fiction, fictional, lazy, laziness, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastination, procrastinator, procrastinators
'I would have had these reports done sooner, but someone rolled a ball with a bell inside it into my cubicle.'
"It's not really watching TV if I watch it online."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, cubicles, cubicle, offices, office building, office ecology, office politics, modern life, modern world, working life, working world, desk job, desk jockey, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, slacking off, slacking, watch, watching, on the clock, on the job, television, show, shows, online
"We've been standing here talking about how to pitch to the batter for way too long, haven't we?"
Tags:global warming, sea level, ocean levels, rise, rises, sea level rise, sea level rising, conference, conferences, pitcher's mound, pitchers mound, meeting, meetings, meeting on the mound, waste time, wastes time, wasting time, batter, batters, indecision, flood, floods, flooding, great flood, great floods, catcher, catchers, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastination, climate change, environmentalist, environmentalists, environmentalism
Creation: The True Story
The artist wakes refreshed, creative juices flowing.
Tags:wake, wakes, waking, wake up, wakes up, waking up, cubist, cubists, cubism, inspiration, inspirations, idea, ideas, relax, relaxes, relaxing, relaxation, work from home, works from home, working from home, startle, startles, startling, nap, naps, napping, nap time, artist, artists, artistry, creative, creativity, creative process, creative processes, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, procrastination
The four housemen of procrastination
Tags:procrastination, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinator, procrastinators, procrastinating, avoidance, avoiding, dither, dithering, napping, nap, naps, snacks, snacking, social media, minor chores, chore, chores, work, working, deadline, deadlines, four horsemen, four horsemen of the apocalypse
"By God, this year on my vacation I'm going to read a book!"
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, shopping, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, library, libraries, librarian, librarians, shelves, shelf, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, procrastination, procrastinate, working world, modern life, modern world, grind, daily grind
"You're on our 'to do' list."
Tags:couple, couples, double, double up, double date, dating, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, companion, companions, plan, planned, planning, plans, to do, to do list, to-do, to-do list, lists, productivity, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, catch up, catch-up, swinging, schedule, schedules, visit, visiting, visits, modern, modern life, modern world, busy, poly, polyamory, poly-amorous
"I don't know - seems like a lot of work."
Tags:building, buildings, skyscraper, skyscrapers, office building, office buildings, plan, plans, blueprint, blueprints, architect, architects, architecture, intimidate, intimidates, intimidating, start out, starts out, starting out, beginning, beginnings, new beginning, new beginnings, start, starts, starting, long term project, long term projects, project, projects, procrastinate, procrastinating, procrastination, builder, builders, construction worker, construction workers
"From nine until one, you'll be getting nothing done. From one until five, you'll be asking yourself how that was possible."
Tags:office drone, office drones, office worker, office workers, worker, workers, white collar, job, jobs, desk jockey, desk jockeys, cubicle, cubicles, corner office, corner offices, skive, skives, skiving, do-nothing, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, procrastination, screw around, screwing around, useless, uselessness, worthless, worthlessness
"I make sure I spend six hours a day in front of my typewriter whether I have any ideas or not."
Tags:typewriter, typewriters, typewriting, writer's block, writers block, author, authors, writer, writers, writing, tip, tips, trick, tricks, idea, ideas, inspiration, inspirations, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, procrastination, drink, drinks, drinking, drinker, drinkers, thought, thoughts
"Thank goodness you're here - I can't accomplish anything unless I have a deadline."
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"I've made a decision, Pauline, We're putting everything off till tomorrow."
Tags:executive, executives, office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, boss, bosses, manager, managers, management, decision, decisions, receptionist, receptionists, executive decision, executive decisions, secretary, secretaries
"Do you mean am I busy busy?"
Tags:doodle, doodling, time wasting, time waster, time wasters, waste of time, busy, busyness, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, lie, lying, liar, liars, excuse, excuses, making excuses, procrastinate, procrastinating, procrastination, procrastinator, procrastinators, drawing in condensation, condensation
"Should we have lunch first?"
Tags:lumberjack, lumberjacks, woodcutter, woodcutters, lumber jack, lumber jacks, lumber-jack, lumber-jacks, wood cutter, wood cutters, wood-cutter, wood-cutters, tree, trees, lunch, lunch time, lunch break, lunch breaks, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinator, logger, loggers, lumberman, lumbermen, dawdle, dawdling, delay, delaying, lazy, laziness, difficult task, difficult tasks, big task, big tasks, mammoth task, put off, putting off, postpone the inevitable
"I don't know, between days off and off-days, I never seem to get anything done."