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May 30, 2019
In the 1980s, my two friends – #Shahrukh & #Shahveer – and I decided we’ll be on time for every party. Guess what happened … we were the only three there at the appointed time! What a riot … even the hosts weren’t around.
On average, we only have 657,000 hours in our lifetime – so why WHY NOT MANAGE TIME BETTER!?
Amongst my many idiosyncrasies, I hate being late and I hate waiting for latecomers – I get irritated; it vexes me (I love that term 😊); and it truly gets under my skin.
A close relative has an uncanny ability of turning up at a party just when the food is coming out or a minute earlier. There has NEVER been a time when he has to wait for the food 😊.
Another close relative just cannot be at an appointment on time – even for his departing flight! The one time I decided to trick him into going earlier by saying the flight was leaving 30 minutes earlier, was the only time he got to the airport on time … and the flight was delayed! IRONY!!!
So what can one do-
- Try putting your watch forward 15 minutes? However, your internal clock will smarten up almost immediately and you’ll know you have the additional 15 minutes available- and you’re back to square one;
- You can have your partner nag the hell out of you to get out in time;
- Your secretary can keep calling to pester you to go on time:
… OR, you can realize you only had 657,000 hours available (on average) in your lifetime – before the reaper comes calling – so make the most of it and DON’T BE LATE!
(Incidentally, we couldn’t fight the party system and Shahrukh, Shahveer & I were forced to (in the words of others) stop this ‘ridiculous’ behavior! 😊).