Posted by Joanchek on Thursday, July 26, 2007
I got up early this morning and played for about 40 minutes. "This could work" says I. But I got so busy this afternoon that I was unable to practice again later, which I found very frustrating. Which brings me to what I really wanted to talk about anyway.
And that is people with a vague notion of time. Now, I am first to admit that I am very punctual. And I am very good with scheduling things. I am almost NEVER late. I am also almost never early. If I am due at the dentist at 10:30, I am parking my car in his lot at 10:28. It's not rocket science. Now, I have a relative who is one of those that plans nine things for a single Saturday afternoon, and commits to all of them, and then just leaves you hanging while she tries to be in four places at one time. Drives me nuts.
So, anyway, I have a client, a very very good client that I love working with, who is a little less, um, structured than I am. And I was anticipating some documents from him yesterday afternoon (he called and said he'd send them after lunch) and they didn't arrive. Now, the nature of our sort of business is that we work at night sometimes. It's not unusual. I had promised a very fast turnaround on this particular little project, so I had to be ready to pounce when the documents arrived. So I cancelled my other plans for the evening, and waited. And waited. And waited. Nothing. Got up this morning.. nothing. Late this morning, I get an email saying he's behind and he'll have the work to me this afternoon. I am trying not to get upset. I know that not everyone is like me about time. And if I wasn't so rigid in my scheduling, this wouldn't really even be an issue. But... I have company coming tomorrow for lunch, and more arriving tomorrow evening, and I have a ton to do.
Did I get the work done, and done well, in record time? Of course. Will I enjoy my guests? Absolutely. Do I need to lighten up? Yes. I'm just a little less stressed when I feel more in control. And in control means well-organized, time-wise.
Laine brought me a rootbeer float.
Paul Bock Says:
Friday, July 27, 2007 @12:08:45 PM
Maybe you should change the title to "Banjo as Type A".............. <wink>
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