Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lazy fellows


Procrastination. That’s one of the worst diseases one can suffer from, and I am a victim.
I resolved to go on a long early morning walk and set the alarm at 5.30am. Clocks never fail unless ditched by the battery, and so the alarm went off promptly. Creeeee… I got up, altered the time to 6.30am and dozed off. The action was repeated until I was off my bed at 7.30 am. Exercise? Forget it. This fight against laziness is a routine affair where I often lose.
Last month, I decided to pay off the utility bills in time. On the way, I met a friend who invited me for a cup of coffee. My determination fell flat before his persuasion skills. A hot cup of coffee and sour gossip. A deadly combination. Bills? Forget it. Can pay next month.
Result: A warning from the authorities that my electricity connection would be cut off. I had to run to pay the bill on the last day. Which I did, naturally. But there was some consolation. The line was long. I patted myself. “Cheer up; there are several lazy fellows like you.”

5 comments:

Aviral said...

Your short takes on common issues are very interesting and inspirational

humanobserver said...

That is quite interesting....But I am not a victim...

മുഹമ്മദ്‌ സഗീര്‍ പണ്ടാരത്തില്‍ said...

good and interesting topics

Kadri said...

I always tell myself that the reason why I fail to get things done is because I'm busy doing other things, it feels so much better then. Being busy sounds better than forgetting and being lazy.

Being a bit of a shattered person with many, many projects rolling at the same time (such as over 7 blogs) it's always easy to find something that will keep me busy no matter what I'm currently procrastinating. ;o)

Fida said...

Gosh, I just laughed out loud. I recognised myself. I always wake myself up early in the morning for meditation - and promptly reset the clock again. Why the heck do I do that to myself in the first place if I always fail? Today, I promised myself to meditate before I go to bed - I don't know if I ever will win against myself! Oh, and now I sit here, reading blogs instead of doing the work I should. Ah ssshashshhhh...