Every time I sit down at the computer—for just a minute—it turns into 40 minutes...or more.
I might want to check if that big thunder storm is closing in, or not...or look to see if my new copy of “The Kingdom of Keys” -available on Amazon in both Print and Kindle versions - has shipped (What?) and the next thing I know: another hour and a half has passed and I’m looking at vacation pictures posted by someone I don’t even know, but once may have dated a guy I did know in kindergarten...I think
What can I say...I’m just a sucker for fiery limbo dancers.
And people wonder where the time goes...and goes...and goes...and goes.
Along with their money.
And their friends on weekends, when nobody calls.
Especially when they all have nice tans on Monday.
But this is not the time or place for that discussion.
This is the time and place to discuss where all the time goes...and goes...and goes...and goes.
Like when we’re all standing on lines...lines and lines and lines....
Lots of lines.
Lines for everything.
Banks...stores...post offices...court appearances.
I mean, who goes to the post office anymore?
How about fast food...you know, the kind that’s not so fast?
If you’ve ever waited more than five minutes on line for a fast food chicken sandwich, then you deserve to eat a fast food chicken sandwich.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Or the time you waited on that line, a long, long, long time ago, to get a personally autographed copy of “Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space” from the man himself...which is what personally autographed means in the first place, which is just another example of time wasting.
Okay...bad example. That was three hours well spent. I mean, hey...it was Mr. Spock...and singing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Earth” to boot.
Who wouldn’t get on that line?
Except now...I wouldn’t get on it now.
That would be a very looooong wait, and a real time burner.
What about sleeping?
How much time do we waste sleeping?
We probably sleep almost a third of our day away...every day
In fact a lot of you are probably sleeping right now.
And you didn’t even intend to.
I know I am....
There’s also a lot of time lost going from one place to another.
Sitting in cars, trains, planes and whatever other means of transport you can think of, which would help me out because I can’t think of any more, myself.
Hey...I said I was sleeping.
Imagine how much time we would all have at the end of the year if we never had to leave the house. If we could do all we had to do no more than 25 feet from our bed...or even in our bed.
That’s kind of what I’m doing right now.
Hold on...somebody just posted pictures of cats taking showers...oh, and a video.
It’s taking forever to download, though.
So I guess I’ll have breakfast, while I wait...you know, time management
If it’s not done by 3...I’m gonna try to finish reading that story about endangered plankton.
Sighhhhhh....where does the time go....
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