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The Procrastinator’s Creed

January 10th, 2003 · 2 Comments

I couldn’t think of anything else to blog, so I figured I’d finally get around to doing what I promised Teri I would do ages ago– type up the Procrastinator’s Creed I bought at the beginning of last semester. Appropriate that I put it off this long, no? :)

The Procrastinator’s Creed

1. I believe that if anything is worth doing, it would have been done already.
2. I shall never move quickly, except to avoid more work or find excuses.
3. I will never rush into a job without a lifetime of consideration.
4. I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in proportion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect to receive from missing them.
5. I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibility for new technologies, astounding discoveries, and a reprieve from my obligations.
6. I truly believe that all deadlines are unreasonable regardless of the amount of time given.
7. I shall never forget that the probability of a miracle, though infinitesimally small, is not exactly zero.
8. If at first I don’t succeed, there is always next year.
9. I shall always decide not to decide, unless of course I decide to change my mind.
10. I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first step, and/or write the first word, when I get around to it.
11. I obey the law of inverse excuses which demands that the greater the task to be done, the more insignificant the work that must be done prior to beginning the greater task.
12. I know that the work cycle is not plan/start/finish, but is wait/wait/plan.
13. I will never put off until tomorrow, what I can forget about forever.
14. I will become a member of th Ancient Order of Two-Headed Turtles (the Procrastinator’s Society) if they ever get it organized.

I think number 13 is my favorite.

I discovered that whoever typeset the poster procrastinated proofreading it a bit too long, however. They had “infinitesimally” spelled “infinitesmally,” and “beginning” spelled “begining.” Sheesh.

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eliz/Lou // Jan 11, 2003 at 3:15 pm

    You know what’s even sadder? Both words were spelled out in front of me and it took several minutes for me to ‘see’ the difference. How do you do it?

    *hits head* on computer screen and goes back to internet research on herbal poisons and theriac/treacle antidotes.

  • 2 Eliz/Lou // Jan 11, 2003 at 3:16 pm

    And no I don’t mean Hagrid’s molasses fudge. Though I wonder……?

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