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Yup -that's right.

in the last week, procrastination has literally cost me HUNDREDS of dollars. Here's a sampling:
- got pulled over by police when he noticed i had an expired registration sticker on my car (he must have x-ray vision to have seen it...anyway). Oh, my license was also expired - cha-ching -- tkt for $250

- and he made me get my car towed across the street because my car wasnt registered and i didn't have a license; so i could get my emmissions tested (which was late of course) - cha-ching -- towing cost of $88.

- procrastinated and didn't deposit some checks until it was too late and 4 items were NSF in the checking account - cha-ching -- $33 each for a total of $126

- late fees from late payments o credit cards, etc. cha-ching - $ ??? who knows - i'm guessing a couple hundred

Total cost to be a procrastinator last week: $465 + whatever late fees i had.

Dang - did i say procrastination pisses me off yet?


Anyway - if i had to pick one of the most annoying parts of the ADD 'gift' - procrastination would be near the top.

Over and out...i've got to check out some D-Day photos on the web....

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Comment by Luke on February 11, 2009 at 2:45pm
I don't even know what to say except that I know what you mean. My examples are too numerous to even start listing them. The only way I can overcome procrastination (notice i didn't say stop) is if I double my meds which is probably not healthy and kind of makes me feel like a zombie.
Comment by NerdyMommy on February 11, 2009 at 11:32am
"Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow"

I feel your pain, Chief...
Comment by Bryan Hutchinson on February 11, 2009 at 3:04am
I hear you! Oh boy do I hear you... I have been going to the doctor frequently lately due to two slipped discs in my lower back, the pain has been terrible. However, the funny thing about pain is that it does clear up the senses a bit and makes me more aware of what I am doing, especially when it involves any sudden movements! Anyway, each time I go to town and pick up the pain killers I have the choice of buying a parking ticket or trying to get in and out before I get caught. Why is it that for the lousy 50 cents I always try and make it without taking the two seconds to get the parking ticket? So far that's cost me $40.00 in fines! I feel you Chief! Over the years parking tickets along have probably cost me a couple grand at least!
Comment by Dana Arcuri on February 10, 2009 at 9:51pm
I have procrastinated so many times or simply just never figured out my checkbook correctly or I forgot to put in all my expenses in my checkbook so the end result was never pretty! Yes, I understand your situation, Chief 45 and I sympathize!
Comment by Nanette on February 10, 2009 at 8:29pm
I never understood why I always put things off until the last minute or had every intention of doing something....but my thought, told me otherwise, or I just plain forgot and something else had my interest. I frustrated a lot of people including my Ex- husband! I thought i just could get my head out of my you know what....lol! Procrastination does have its consequences !!!!

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