it’s never too late to procrastinate

Amazon.co.uk has a good sense of (unintentional) humour.

In a moment of consumer weakness I ordered three books- two were on my Wish List and one was a random pick. I wanted nearly instant gratification, so I made sure the books were stocked by Amazon.co.uk and not coming from a third-party seller. I managed to make the minimum spend amount for free shipping and felt the familiar thrill of knowing I’d be getting a brown box full o’ goodness in less than a week. (Hopefully without encountering this.)

BUT WAIT! Two of my books will be on the way immediately: “Happy Yoga” (a book that was lost in a shipment during my move from the US), and “Delivered from Distraction” (a book on ADD I’ve been wanting for ages).

The third book? Not due for 1-3 weeks, though it was said to be in stock at Amazon.co.uk…
“The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Overcoming Procrastination”
The book on procrastination is due to take up to three times longer to arrive than the other two.
I find this so beautifully funny!

One thing’s for sure: I’ve got plenty of time to put off fixing my procrastination habits… up to three more weeks, thanks to Amazon! πŸ˜€

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5 thoughts on “it’s never too late to procrastinate”

  1. Dearest Jenaliscious,

    We here at Amazon get really bored some times, so we improvise from going insane. I am a comedian so here’s what I did for you:

    Your book on ADD was accidentally swapped with “Autocad: How to make those Playboy Bunnys come to life”

    Your procrastination book is arriving late- Check!

    And unfortunately your yoga book didn’t fit in the box, so we used a 5000 lb industrial press to fold it into fourths. We call it the “almost tic-tac-toe” pose.

    Quit yer whining, ya got free shipping.

    With Love
    “The Amazon is a jungle” Boys

  2. But seriously Jen, I really do help these books help you blossom into who you want to be. I’m pullin’ for you.

    Take good care of yourself.

    John

  3. Hi John (you cheeky monkey, you)!
    Thank you for your encouraging words. πŸ™‚ The procrastination thing is brutally impairing for my productivity levels, so I’m hoping that the Idjit’s book will assist with some strategies that I’m pretty sure I could come up with myself if I weren’t busy putting off thinking about them!

    Yoga is a big key to balance for me. I did it for years and was much healthier and stronger. I’ve been working it back into my daily life for a few weeks now and am already feeling the benefits physically and mentally. I loved the Steve Ross TV programme “Inhale” and had only skimmed the book before it got lost with about a dozen others from my personal library somewhere between the US and UK.

    The ADD book… well, let’s just say I can use all the help I can get with that one! (No word on my referral status yet. Getting ready to pester the NHS about it.)

    I’m always a work in progress and some days I even feel like I’m on the right path! πŸ˜‰

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