Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tying Up Loose Ends? Not For Me

Wasted time is a subject I tend to think about more often than I probably should.  Maybe as I get older, and days, hours and minutes become less expendable, the thought of pissing them away annoys me more.

Traffic, sitting in a doctor's office, being on hold...all time just gone...and you ain't gonna get it back. But there's one thing I refuse to waste any of those precious nanoseconds on...tying shoelaces.  I think I own two pair of shoes with laces, one of them is a pair of sneakers.  Haven't worn either of them in years.  The sneakers are now permanently tied, I can just slip my foot into them; but there's still the chance they might come they stay in the closet.

Most of the guys I know have an assortment of kicks, workboots and dress shoes...and they all need to be tied.  Life is way too short to spend time every day bending down to tie shoes.  And every time you come into the house, you need to untie them.  Seriously..NO.

When I'm about to check out of this life and I think back on the way I've lived and what I'm proud of those things will be that I didn't burn up too much of my life clock playing with a string attached to a shoe.

Soon it will be time to walk the dog.  I'll slip into a pair of shoes or boots without laces and head out the door in five seconds flat.  But even though I can be happy about not squandering time tying my shoes, I soon start thinking about how much time I've wasted over the years picking up after the dog.

Oh crap.

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