It's amazing how urgent a sticky elbow can become when faced with an alternative that one wishes to put off.
For days there's been a sticky patch on my desk just where my left elbow rests. Each time I adjusted my position there was this unpleasant grabbiness between my cardi and the desk. I kept thinking, 'I should wipe that,' and then carrying on with whatever I was doing (blogging/sudoku/facebooking).
This morning I set myself the task of seriously getting down to writing my press release ... and suddenly the sticky problem became unbearable. 'I must wipe that and NOW!'
Ah, the joys of procrastination.