Tuesday, June 12, 2007


At my book group this evening, Susie, a student counsellor, said thoughtfully, “I’ve got to deliver a seminar next week on how to stop procrastinating.”

“Oh yes,” we said encouragingly. “What are you going to say about it?”

A pause. Susie looked slightly worried.

“Haven’t quite got round to working it out yet.”


  1. Procrastination~ Paving the Road to Hell with Good Intentions?
    That is our family's definition.

  2. Anonymous12:14 am

    Ha ha!! That's great! I could write a book on the subject...

  3. Anonymous12:16 am

    ps Sorry I've been silent so long - had issues with google. I've made a new google account so I can comment again!

  4. Snicker. I like what Meggie said, could she use that?

  5. My name is actually Molly P. Bawn. You can probably figure out what the P stands for! The more time us procrastinators are given to complete a task the longer it will take. There's an adrenaline rush that hits when you realise you only have a few more hours, and by golly, you'd better get it in gear!
    Napoleons, btw, are a luscious concoction of flaky pastry and layers of custard and cream. Not for the faint-hearted, oops , I mean faint-hipped...
    And, contrary to your assumption, [discovered as I browsed Liz's comments] I'm just as much a crumbling wreck of anxiety as the next person.....