Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Slowpoke

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm one of those people. One of those people that is LATE. Not extremely, like overslept or had a hangover late, but still technically late by a few minutes. Or one that just manages to make it on time, but rarely is early. I hate it. I didn't used to be this way, really. It adds to my bad persona of being irresponsible or a slacker. It's not that I don't care, but it still happens way more often than it should. Okay, so we had a quickie this morning, but I can't exactly tell that to the folks at work. I don't know what I can cut out of my morning routine. I've gotten my shower time cut back to about 7-8 minutes, which is good for me. I suppose I could start taking a shower at night instead of the morning, but that kinda sucks and then I don't feel as fresh. Then there's getting dressed. This is the area I could improve on. I'm way too indecisive and there are mornings that 3 different things are tried on before selecting one, which was usually the first thing I put on anyway. But still, no matter what I wear I always end up looking half-assed. See, it's not that I'm spending all the time putting together this perfect outfit, it's that I'm just trying to choose which one is the least repulsive. Then there's my hair and makeup, which really ends up looking like I didn't bother with it at all. But I do. And that takes me a few minutes just to look acceptable enough to leave the house. Then I check on the cat's food and water supply, grab some sort of breakfast bar, beverage and sometimes a frozen lunch item before walking out the door. Then I realize how late I'm going to be and try to drive a little faster than usual. But I don't drive defensively enough. I pick my lane and I stay with it. I go the speed limit in certain areas where I know they have speed traps. Even in "safe" areas, I only go about 10 over at the most. Lame. I've tried the old setting the clocks ahead trick, but I'm always aware of it so it doesn't make much difference. I don't know, maybe I should be even more lame and get myself to bed earlier. I can't believe the people that get up and actually DO stuff in the morning before work, like going to the gym or cooking an actual breakfast. How do you do it? Ohhh, you and your damn energy and willpower and strive to be early, do-gooders!

6 comments:

SayUnderpants said...

I, too, can't understand people who are able wake up in the morning and do all kinds of stuff - like cook a full and complete breakfast, read the paper, take a walk, pay bills, etc. - all before getting dressed and going to work!

I wake up with just enough time to feed the dog and put myself together...and still manage to average 3 minutes of daily work tardiness - not to mention the fact that my eyes will remain puffy from sleep until at least noon every day. I'm definitely NOT a morning person!

AnonymousCoworker said...

I wake up early and give myself an hour and a half to shower, get dressed, eat a quick breakfast, and then go to work. My commute is 20 minutes and it takes me an hour and ten to do the rest because I move so slowly.

HemisphereDancer said...

SLACKERS!

I rise early, let the dog out, consume my maple & brown sugar pop-tart, shower, jerk off and make my lunch and make it to the office by 7:00 a.m.

Now what I do from 7 til 4 is a different story...

Nervous Girl said...

sayunderpants - yes, exactly!

anonymouscoworker - the sad thing is, I give myself almost an hour and I don't even have a commute!

hemispheredancer - yeah... you would. I don't know... jerking off and making your lunch are dangerously close together! (or insert other insinuated jerking off comment here)

DJ said...

The thing I do to get things moving in the morning AND eliminate the need to decide anything, is to pick my clothes before I go to bed. They're there in the bathroom, ready to go when I get out of the shower. And the beauty is that I don't have to be awake enough to make clothing decisions, so I allow myself to not even wake up fully until I'm in the truck ready to drive off.

Don't worry, Hot Pockets. You'll get there. Keep at it.

Nervous Girl said...

Good idea, dj.
And you called me Hot Pockets - ha! that's great!