Friday, November 30, 2007

Self-Fulfilling Procrastination

Every notice that the people who spend all that time and energy raking up every last leaf off the lawn in the fall are the same people who spend all that time and energy putting fertilizer on the lawn in the spring? Leave the leaves and what do they become? Fertilizer. That's self-fulfilling procrastination -- something that if you didn't actively do it, it would get done anyway.

I've always thought that drying dishes was an odd activity for exactly that reason. I mean if you didn't go through the hassle and just left those wet dishes sit out, why you'd just end up with dry dishes the next day.

Other examples of self-fulfilling procrastination?