Monday, March 28, 2011

whoosh

Yup, thats the familiar sound I heard whenever a deadline passes by me. I used to think it was a corny line every time I read in those trying-to-be-funny forwards. But today I realised that its SO true.

I happily and conscientiously put down my calendar for the day, first thing every morning. But invariably, I get stuck doing task #2-3 and rarely move past to actually complete what Iv set out to do.

Outlook 2011 kindly sets off an alarm whenever its time to start a new task. Like today. I was on task 2 for what felt like an eternity, and WHOOSH, deadlines for task 3, 4 and 5 just whizzed past. Just like that. Before I knew it, it was time to leave, and tomorrow I will carry forward the same old spillover of unfinished business.

Hohummsigh.

3 comments:

Haddock said...

I never use those reminders....kind of an irritant

Karishma Sundaram said...

I tried the reminder thing. I gave up to retain some shreds of sanity. Now I use a desktop organizer that doesn't yell at me accusingly.

hAAthi said...

H and K: unfortunately I dont have a choice about using the alarm/reminders. Its an auto setting, because we compulsorily have to use the Outlook calendar to schedule our work for the day :P

DOOOMMM!