28 Mar

>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.



3 Responses to “>whoosh”

  1. Haddock March 30, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

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

  2. Karishma Sundaram March 31, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    >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.

  3. hAAthi March 31, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    >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 :PDOOOMMM!

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