A Key In Hand Is Worth A Thousand On My Desk

Written by Rev. James L. Snyder

A key fault I have, and I can only talk about one fault at a time, isrepparttar tendency to get busy. I often find myself chasing my own tail. What I will do with it when I catch it is beyond my understanding. However, this notwithstanding, I fall intorepparttar 135612 trap time after time of getting too busy for my own good.

The faster I try to go;repparttar 135613 less I seem to accomplish.

This past week proved no exception; in fact, everything came to a head on Monday. I had my To-Do-List all prioritized and neatly written on several 3 by 5 cards stuffed in my shirt pocket. Earlier I went through them item by item to make sure I could maximizerepparttar 135614 day. After all, "The early bird catchesrepparttar 135615 worm."

Beingrepparttar 135616 turkey I am, I have no idea what I'm going to do withrepparttar 135617 worm when I catch it, particularly if it's early inrepparttar 135618 morning when all I want is a good cup of coffee. Yet, I can often be found imitating that "early bird" scurrying around with my list of important things to do.

Getting back to my Monday catastrophe, and I can't think of another word that adequately describes last Monday. Sure, I've had catastrophes before. But this one wasrepparttar 135619 wicked stepmother of all catastrophes.

After organizing my 3 by 5 cards, I made some mental notes as to how long each job would take. Returning those cards to my shirt pocket, I smiledrepparttar 135620 smile of one who has conquered his day. I felt good about myself and was anxious to get started on my day.

My day started out rather well. In fact, I discovered by mid-morning I was ahead of schedule. I chuckled to myself and thought, "next time I'll have a longer To-Do-List."

Suddenly, everything came to a screech owl halt.

I needed to pick up something at my office, which would only take a moment. I pulled up to my office door, jumped out ofrepparttar 135621 car and unlockedrepparttar 135622 office door.

The office door can only be locked fromrepparttar 135623 outside, with a key. The inside has a handicap bar according torepparttar 135624 building code. I thought I would save time by unlockingrepparttar 135625 door and then locking it while I went inside to retrieverepparttar 135626 item I needed. This would mean when I came to leave I could walk out, shutrepparttar 135627 door behind me and it would lock automatically.

This would save me exactly .00003 seconds of time. As time is precious, I thought it worthrepparttar 135628 effort.

The plan was going fine. Walking past my desk, I laid my keys on top of my desk. About this time I remembered something I needed fromrepparttar 135629 car and dashed out to retrieve it. Just as I got to my car, I heardrepparttar 135630 door slam shut and one thought meandered through my stunned mind; "the keys."


Written by Theolonius McTavish

Copyright The Quipping Queen 2005.

HOW TO DO EVERYTHING WITH ...XP --Or, are you sure Windows XP can fly me torepparttar moon and back? --

The world is moving at a break-neck speed these days, so itís no wonder weíre impressed as heck with turbo-charged racing cars, bored out of our trees with fast food, and whacked out of our gourds by something called jet lag.

So, itís not surprising that in a world that professes to have solutions to fit your problems that a book would published entitled, ďHow to Do Everything with Windows XPĒ.

For residents of planet earth who donít own book let alone a computer, dweebs who havenít got a clue how to operate a computer, a DVD player, or an I-Pod for that matter and dingbats who prefer using a pencil and paper Ė this breathtaking book will regrettably do nothing to improve their lot in life.

It would be nice to think that computer hardware and software is a match made in heaven. But few of us understandrepparttar 135348 intricate workings of these digital doom machines that often go belly up from back-door bugs, virulent viruses, and nefarious nuisances called Trojan horses.

So, Iím not inclined to put too much faith in a book or a machine that guarantees my life will be worry-free, painless, and cost less than a visit torepparttar 135349 Tooth Fairy-Godfather.

Methinks itís a tad presumptuous onrepparttar 135350 part ofrepparttar 135351 author to suggest that I can do everything with Windows-XP. For example, how will Windows-XP help me dorepparttar 135352 following chores that keep me fit as a fiddle not to mention peachy keen?

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