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Procrastination tango...

Adopt one today!


Still not getting LJ-comments by mail. But it looks like it's a known problem and according to LJ it should be getting better... soon... >.>


Say... do you do dance the procrastination tango, too?

I sent off a mail to the person who handles my accounts at the bank, more or less asking for a favor. He wrote back. I can see the mail sitting in my inbox.

But I'm not touching it.

I keep dancing around it, reading the ones above and below that one. But I'm not opening that bank mail. Because I'm not sure what the response is.

On the one hand I *need* to know, of course. Because whatever his response is, it will have certain... ramifications.

On the other hand, I don't want to know... Because it just could be not what I want to hear... >.> <.<


Do you do that, too? Not open a letter or mail, because you're unsure of what you'll find inside?

I know it's terribly silly - I have to open it *sometime*! But... but...

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ravensilver
Jun. 18th, 2010 11:13 am (UTC)
Ah... yeah, that would be one I'd be dancing around, too. >.< I hate when people try to convert me to *anything*.

*gg*

My SOL's oldest daughter is going to get married in August. Guess who got invited?

Walter and Cilli.

Guess who not?

Me.

*ggg*

I get the role of the *evil-has-abandoned-her-poor-suffering-husband-and-isn't-xtian* wife here... *laughs*
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whispurr267
Jun. 18th, 2010 12:57 pm (UTC)
With mail not so much - it gets opened mostly the same day as I receive it.

Phone calls I have to make, now that's a different story. Usually it's because it involves telephone 'trees' and getting though a company's (or worse yet the government's phone system. I get so sick of those mechanical voices telling me information I don't want to finally be able to reach a person. Some places eliminate that option entirely now.

Plus, that one step is usually only a prelude to another phone call to someplace different, and then another, and another.

The plates look beautiful and the description says the tale is written in Russian on the back of each plate. Do they provide you with a translation?
ravensilver
Jun. 18th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
I ignore both, if possible. Mostly if it's something that I'm really worried about. Not unpleasant, just existentially worried...

I hate those phone options where I have to press five different buttons and end up where I started - just because I want a simple answer to a simple question. >.<

Um... that part with the plates goes to Kracken... ^___^
whispurr267
Jun. 20th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Ooops, sorry! I knew it was too early in the morning to start responding to posts.

Yep, the worry ones get me every time.
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ravensilver
Jun. 18th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Ah... then you know only *too* well how I feel!

*wibbles*
amarissia
Jun. 18th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, constantly. CONSTANTLY.

And then sometimes my connection weirdly won't let me respond to certain emails, which is why I'm late responding to yours. I shall keep trying, but I think Sprint is trying to tear us apart. DAMN YOU SPRINT!

...
ravensilver
Jun. 18th, 2010 02:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, you, too!

Oh good! :) And I thought I was the only one. I hate when I do it, but sometimes I just can't convince myself to be... adultlike and responsible. *sigh*

Hm... *sporks Sprint! Give me my daily dose of Amarissia!*

*ggg*

I'm working on your fic. As usual it's trying to turn itself into an epic... 1107 words and I've barely started... *another sigh*

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yanagi_wa
Jun. 18th, 2010 03:13 pm (UTC)
I don't any more. I figure, bite the bullet and do it. I'm also the type to just rip the bandaid off. Get the pain over quick. Hope it says what you need it to. *hugs*
ravensilver
Jun. 18th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
I do that sometimes... but occasionally, there's something that I really worry about, deeply, miserably, and then I don't really want to know the answer. Like Merith says, if I don't know, it can't bug me...

I do eventually read the mail - after I've worked up the proper nerve for it. :)

It did. He just hasn't implemented it yet... >.> Which is... not good.
merith
Jun. 18th, 2010 03:34 pm (UTC)
I know that dance! Usually, if I know what the email might be about and I really don't want to tackle it right away, I will procrastinate even reading it. Kind of like, if I don't know what it contains, it can't bug me, can it?

Now-a-days, it's more emails from people asking how I'm doing... and no one takes "I'm doing fine." as an answer. I guess they expect me to be laid out in misery. Well, I guess I am in a way... bored half the day. ;)

The notices from my entry yesterday finally arrived in my in-box this morning.
ravensilver
Jun. 18th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Exactly, exactly! If I don't look, then it can't be anything bad, right? *gg*

Why should you be laid out in misery? So far everything is going well, isn't it? But boredom I can understand. What about getting all those things done that you've always relegated to the "one day..." shelf? :)

Now I'm getting them again, but first the old ones arrived all mixed up - new, old, answers before comments - really wierd...
lyssyface
Jun. 19th, 2010 07:09 am (UTC)
I'm somewhat familiar with those steps.

They go something like:
1) Stare at bolded email subject line.
2) Pretend this other email looks more interesting.
3) Leave the room to get a snack or coffee.
4) Come back and glare at the computer screen.
5) Spontaneously decide I need to clean out my entire inbox of spam and random emails and organize all my folders.
6) Back to staring at the bolded print....

Possibly repeat this sequence a few times until I brace myself and open it.
ravensilver
Jun. 19th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Yes, that sounds *exactly* like me! :)

I do end up opening it at some point in time, but I really have to get up my courage to do so...

:fail:

*sigh*
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