Wise Like Him – Fail to plan and so plan to fail
“beep, beep, beep, beep”… the incessant buzzing of my alarm clock fails to move one muscle of my body. Why on earth should I get up? It’s still dark isn’t it? It’s taken all night for the temperature under the duvet cover to get just right and you now want me to leave this safe haven? Besides, I haven’t finished my dream yet – it was nice a one. Every time I went to the ATM to get some money, it gave me $50 more than I requested. And with that, I snuggled back into bed, slapped the alarm clock and dosed of back into the land of fantasy.
The next time I opened my eyes, I could hear the postman knocking at the door. One glance at the clock and I knew that getting the door was not my immediate problem. I need deliverance from sloth!! I scramble downstairs to open the door, sign for the letter and saunter into the kitchen to make a cup of coffee. “Once I’ve had a cup of coffee, I’ll be right as rain won’t I?” A few minutes later I’m seated in the dining room and then I let out a loud yelp. A quick glance at the large mirror in the dining room tells me that I’ve just given the postman enough reason to think I’m auditioning for the part of “bag lady” in some play at one of the back street theatres. So my day has started positively… not ?
- I wake up 3 hours late.
- I haven’t done any of my chores.
- I haven’t had a bath and I look like someone who held on to a live wire all night whilst asleep.
- Even if I’d carried out tasks 1-3, I haven’t got a clue how I?d spend today.
… but hey I’m just your average 20-30 something year old who hasn’t got her act together. What do I do?
In this day and age, when we call someone lazy we usually mean someone who doesn’t get up “when they should” or who comes up with flimsy excuses for not doing what they should do and the time they should do it.