Thursday, January 19, 2012

THAT phone call

Nick asked what phone call I was trying to avoid - successfully yesterday, I should add.


It's one where I know I will lose the 'discussion' and come off the phone feeling bad and cross with myself. 


And I'm about to make it now. That is, when I've finished my cereal. And drunk my tea. And blown my nose. Maybe I should go to the toilet as well. Or even shower?


10 minutes later
First attempt made. Recipient in work but not in office - as I secretly suspected he wouldn't be at this time of day. I will call back later.


2 hours later
Second attempt. Got answering machine. Left a message to call me.


7 hours later
Had phone call with anticipated result. Ah well, some things aren't worth fighting over. Or rather other things are more important.

5 comments:

Furtheron said...

Avoidance and procrastination hmm maybe that should be another blog title I ought to consider... I'll procrastinate on that a while I think.

Glad I'm not the only one who does this stuff it at least makes me beat myself up about it less for a few minutes.

Rose said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who does this. Sometimes I'm secretly relieved to get the answering machine.

nick said...

I know exactly the sort of phone call you mean. And I have similar avoidance tactics. I can't even delegate work calls to someone else as it's a one-person office.

Liz said...

Procrastination is a wonderful thing, furtheron.

Me to, rose!

That's my problem too, nick.

MaryB said...

Ugh. Ugh. Well, it's behind you now.