I’m pro at procrastination. I did get our taxes done weeks early so maybe there is some hope for me. Other things like oil changes and fixing stuff, I just don’t want to rush into them. Everything needs a certain amount of consideration time.
Oh the phrase, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is a mantra for me.
The problem is I modify that phrase with “if it ain’t broke bad enough” or “duct tape will work”.
My latest example of this was my cellphone.
|This one would be hard to drop or lift|
Sometime this year, perhaps in February, I dropped my cellphone from a waist high pocket. Typically no big deal. This time it hit on the corner of the hinge just right (or wrong) and a piece of it cracked off. That same day I tried unsuccessfully to super glue the piece back on. No go - it would not hold so I resorted to a duck tape fix.
The duck tape fix was marginally workable. If you didn’t carefully hold the phone it would start to separate. I suspect if it fully separated it would probably never work again. I placed very careful calls for a many weeks.
Finally after too many “next weeks”, I took it to the Verizon store. I had a plan with both an option A and option B. Option A was to convince them that their long time customer should just get this too easily breakable phone replaced. Option B was to activate my last phone which I still had but had been replaced by the now broken newer model.
The good news - Option A was a success. They shipped my a new replacement phone within two days.
|It was this clam shell type but a new version with no antenna stub|
Once in awhile during a brief reflective mood, I’ll think about changing my less than appealing characteristic. A few seconds later I tell myself, yeah maybe next week.
Hey you overachievers - any advice?