When I get to the pearly gate (yes, I’m going there! No snickering please) I wonder what I will regret most. Actions (probably not) or those things that you do because you have to or you should. Wasted time when you could have been solving world peace.
Like brushing your teeth. I have an electric toothbrush with a timer. Two minutes in the morning and two in the evening. That’s a lot over a lifetime. Time I’ll never get back but I haven’t had a cavity in decades. OK, silver lining.
Hair fussing. Some people are wash and go. Not me. I’m wash, styling goo, dryer with gadgets, fluff, spray, fluff, swing head this way, swing head that way, still don’t look like Meg Ryan. Yeah, that’s not going to change. Maybe I don’t want to see the tally of all the time spent on hair!
Traffic. OMG! There is no good side to this one. No silver lining. It doesn’t make me healthier or prettier. Just hoping to avoid road rage shootings. Some might say it helps me get centered because there is nothing else I can do. (I have a bridge to sell those people!) Perhaps it improves my singing voice. Nope. No rock group is banging at my door, looking for an old lady singer! More time I won’t get back. Boogers.
Doctor’s appointments. These are necessary but the wait isn’t. If I have to schedule time why can’t they stick to it? Sitting in a germy waiting room is not my idea of quality time. Again I could be working on world peace or saving the whales.
Cleaning litter boxes. I have mixed feelings on this one. I am a very faithful servant to the cats but this job is my least favorite. They get a kick out of watching me scoop their poop. It puts me in my place. They are very sadistic creatures although I swear one pooped in the form of a heart last week. (No, I didn’t have it framed!)
Most of all, exercise. Hate exercising. Tennis, racquetball and all that is fun but not plain exercising. The kind where you move body parts just to move them. Some people can get into this. No me. I force myself to do this so I can have a mocha latte afterward and maybe a bear claw. The silver lining are the friends I meet (who also hate exercising) and topics for blog posts. I get a lot of my cynical medical information there too. Oh yes, it keeps me healthy (so they say).
What are your least favorite (or favorite) time wasters?