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(Some Guy)   "What kind of a procrastinator are you?" The kind that will bookmark this link so you can come back to it later? Maybe? Probably   (getrichslowly.org) divider line 47
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2014-05-12 11:42:18 AM  
I'm a fark lurker kind of procrastinator
 
2014-05-12 11:43:20 AM  
I thought, "how interesting," and began reading the article.  It's really long.  I'll get to it later.
 
2014-05-12 11:44:27 AM  
I can procrastinate while I am procrastinating. I'll stop working on a project so I can go make some coffee, and on the way to the kitchen I'll stop and say hi to the dogs. I'm a pro.
 
2014-05-12 11:45:00 AM  
What type am I? I'll read it later to find out.
 
2014-05-12 11:45:20 AM  
I was going to bookmark this thread,but I'll do it later.
 
2014-05-12 11:46:30 AM  
Maybe one of these days I'll get some new equipment so I don't have to whistle into a telephone to get my internet.
 
2014-05-12 11:46:50 AM  
I believe in getting the procrastination done first, to get it out of the way so I get to what I really want to do: goof off.
 
2014-05-12 11:48:55 AM  
Piers Steel, professor of human resources

Meet:

dr.jeebus.sydlexia.com
 
2014-05-12 11:53:37 AM  
I am going to make a procrastination joke right now!
 
2014-05-12 11:53:50 AM  
Capt. U.S. Olympic procrastination team. Just haven't  had the time to register.
 
2014-05-12 11:55:11 AM  
True procrastination happens when you THINK about jerking off.
 
2014-05-12 11:57:44 AM  
I'll post this later
 
2014-05-12 11:58:45 AM  
im more of an amateur crastinator.  it's too much effort to be a pro.
 
2014-05-12 11:59:01 AM  
I'll never tell.
 
2014-05-12 11:59:52 AM  
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2014-05-12 12:00:03 PM  
When I procrastinate I don't tell anyone about it and wash my hands afterwards
 
2014-05-12 12:00:25 PM  
I'm not procrastinating, my order won't be ready at the warehouse until noon. The fact I'm not doing other things before then is just slacking.
 
2014-05-12 12:01:21 PM  
The procrastinators at work always make me laugh, they spend all day on their phones or tablets screwing off and at the last 2 hours start rushing through their work. At that point I'm usually done with my work and they ask for help.
 
2014-05-12 12:04:09 PM  
The kind that's been meaning to look for another job for the last two years but haven't gotten around to doing it.
 
2014-05-12 12:04:27 PM  

groppet: The procrastinators at work always make me laugh, they spend all day on their phones or tablets screwing off and at the last 2 hours start rushing through their work. At that point I'm usually done with my work and they ask for help.



Posted by your co-worker:

"I'm a BIG procrastinator. I usually goof off until there are about two hours left in the day before I start. But, I've got a sucker at work who will do his work AND mine."
 
2014-05-12 12:05:49 PM  

groppet: The procrastinators at work always make me laugh, they spend all day on their phones or tablets screwing off and at the last 2 hours start rushing through their work. At that point I'm usually done with my work and they ask for help.


I work with a couple people like that. They put in more effort trying to get out of doing work than it would take to actually just do it and be done with it.

Not a procrastinator. Get sh*t done and then fark off on fark guilt free.
 
2014-05-12 12:06:14 PM  
I am the master procrastonator.
 
2014-05-12 12:08:22 PM  
 professor of human resources

Someone procrastinated in choosing a decent major in college.
 
2014-05-12 12:08:25 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: groppet: The procrastinators at work always make me laugh, they spend all day on their phones or tablets screwing off and at the last 2 hours start rushing through their work. At that point I'm usually done with my work and they ask for help.


Posted by your co-worker:

"I'm a BIG procrastinator. I usually goof off until there are about two hours left in the day before I start. But, I've got a sucker at work who will do his work AND mine."


That's what I was thinking. Lots of jobs have that 80/20 thing going, and then you have to make 2 hours work last all day to make your job look good.
 
2014-05-12 12:09:36 PM  
I rarely procrastinate because I prefer getting unpleasant or difficult tasks out of the way so I can relax. There are, however, tasks that I'm simply not ready to take on. If I'm tired and they require a lot of physical activity, I need a rest first. If they require a lot of mental activity and I'm stressed out, I need a rest first. So it's not procrastination, it's just taking a break.
 
2014-05-12 12:14:01 PM  
I only procrastinate about things I really don't care about. I think this is the motivation for most people. Has anyone ever procrastinated about having sex?
 
2014-05-12 12:14:48 PM  
The farked up thing about me is that I procrastinate...on planning vacations. Man, I can't tell you how many times it'll be February and I'll think, "Now is the perfect time to plan out the Summer trips. Then March comes and i think, "plenty of time". Then, its April and May and I'm like farked because the good places have already started getting booked up. Next thing I know, it's July and my ass is taking a day trip to the beach because I didn't plan anything else.
 
2014-05-12 12:16:04 PM  
Always put off today what you can put off again tommorow
 
2014-05-12 12:17:53 PM  

The Flexecutioner: im more of an amateur crastinator.  it's too much effort to be a pro.


I'm an anticrastinator. I put things off until yesterday.
 
2014-05-12 12:25:38 PM  
I don't know. Whichever kind means I can't help it, I guess. I'm not like the rest of you loser procrastinators, mine is genetically based, I assume.
 
2014-05-12 12:25:40 PM  
I thought bookmarks were for boobies threads...
 
2014-05-12 12:27:03 PM  
There are no boobies in this thread.
Why bother to come back?
(I'm going to check back later).
 
2014-05-12 12:31:43 PM  

Wasilla Hillbilly: I don't know. Whichever kind means I can't help it, I guess. I'm not like the rest of you loser procrastinators, mine is genetically based, I assume.


So, you suffer from procrastpergers?

I'll think of something better, later.
 
2014-05-12 12:36:07 PM  

chaosweaver: Wasilla Hillbilly: I don't know. Whichever kind means I can't help it, I guess. I'm not like the rest of you loser procrastinators, mine is genetically based, I assume.

So, you suffer from procrastpergers?

I'll think of something better, later.


Thanks. I really didn't want to come up with that myself.
 
2014-05-12 12:54:59 PM  
Was looking for a picture ill get back with one later.

blog.steveskojec.com
 
2014-05-12 01:00:05 PM  
Well, in my case it's called avoidant personality disorder, although I supposed that's covered under the neurotic bit in TFA.

I always found it funny that the gospel "fix" for my procrastination always involved masking lists of things to do, when all I ever wind up with is lists of shiat I'm not going to do.  That's kind of the entire point of avoidance.  Having my failures written out in list form does help fuel my depression and self-loathing, so there's that.

For example, my hair gets long and silly looking because calling on the phone to make an appointment is enough anxiety to trigger my "nah, tomorrow" reflex.  I play it off as "I like looking like a new person when I get a haircut."  It's tied to social anxiety but it is more about how you deal with that anxiety - by finding any excuse to avoid any uncomfortable situation, social or not.

In high school it was just "the shy procrastinator."  In college it became a full blown crisis.  Too bad 20 years later I still haven't done anything to fix it and I live the miserable, lonely life of a negative self-esteem underachiever.

/not a good day to be reminded by an article like this
 
2014-05-12 01:07:22 PM  
dascott:

For example, my hair gets long and silly looking because calling on the phone to make an appointment is enough anxiety to trigger my "nah, tomorrow" reflex.  I play it off as "I like looking like a new person when I get a haircut."  It's tied to social anxiety but it is more about how you deal with that anxiety - by finding any excuse to avoid any uncomfortable situation, social or not.


I have no advice for the other issues, but buy yourself a hair clipper trimmer thingie and shave your head yourself. I put on a 5 guard and call it good. Saved a bunch of money over the years. And you don't have to leave the house.
 
2014-05-12 01:16:26 PM  

The hopeless imp: I rarely procrastinate because I prefer getting unpleasant or difficult tasks out of the way so I can relax. There are, however, tasks that I'm simply not ready to take on. If I'm tired and they require a lot of physical activity, I need a rest first. If they require a lot of mental activity and I'm stressed out, I need a rest first. So it's not procrastination, it's just taking a break.


Pretty much this.

Sure I have "work" to do (ie: wiping and reloading exemployees' laptops but there's no deadline and no one being hired any time soon...).. quite boring.

/should look into doing something about it
//tomorrow though
 
2014-05-12 01:27:36 PM  
I browse fark at work not to waste time or to goof off when I don't have enough to do, but because I'm feeling anxious about something at work and need a distraction.  Amazingly though, I haven't actually put anything off at work to the point where it became a problem or someone else had to do it.  I sure as heck do that with everything else in my life.  At work I mostly avoid being given any new responsibility.  And if that means making 2 hours of work take all day, then so be it.

/I also browse fark at work because work is boring.
//work is boring because I lack the self-esteem to do anything more challenging
 
2014-05-12 02:22:54 PM  
procrastinate NOW
 
2014-05-12 02:30:03 PM  

rogue49: procrastinate NOW


shiat.
 
2014-05-12 02:45:20 PM  

Anastacya: True procrastination happens when you THINK about jerking off.


Procasturbation?
 
2014-05-12 03:42:36 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: I believe in getting the procrastination done first, to get it out of the way so I get to what I really want to do: goof off.


I do this too. I get more aggravated thinking about the things I"m putting off than just farking doing them.
I might suffer from a little bit of anxiety.

/Not even procrastinating on what I"m supposed to be doing now. I'm just......airing my brain.
 
2014-05-12 04:29:57 PM  
Just stepping in to mention one of my favorite words from A Clockwork Orange, "crast", from the Russian красть, meaning to steal.
 
2014-05-12 05:38:29 PM  
I'll RTFA tomorrow
 
pla
2014-05-12 08:01:21 PM  
groppet : The procrastinators at work always make me laugh, they spend all day on their phones or tablets screwing off and at the last 2 hours start rushing through their work.

Two obvious points...

One, they do two hours of actual work for your eight. They win.

And second, I tend to "procrastinate" at work (though my projects come due on much longer time scales than on a daily basis - More like monthly or quarterly), simply because I find that a good 90% of the time, the project requirements have changed so much by the end that any work done up front would have gone to waste. And at least a third of the time, the project never comes due, because priorities have changed and it no longer counts as shiny enough to bother with.
 
2014-05-12 10:02:55 PM  
I didn't see "degenerate procrastinator" on the list.
 
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