Thursday, January 15, 2009

busy work

Of all of the creatures on God's green earth, I think you'll find that I abhor busy work more than any of them. This is mainly due to the fact that I abhor being busy, and I abhor work. Surprisingly, possibly, is that I love abhor. The word, that it.

Actually, I shouldn't brag so much. I'm sure there are others out there who abhor busy work more than myself. That's one thing I learned a long time ago--no matter what it is, you're just not the best at it. There will always be someone better. Or, in this case, more abhorrent.

I used to feel guilty about being the cause of busy work. I used to pity people who were put through it. However, I think I'm losing that empathy.

There is a not-so-small segment of the population that doesn't mind busy work.

(I was very close to insulting knitting at this point in time, but I believe I shall save that for a later day)

Just the other day, I was sitting in class with dozens of overachieving students. The professor had begun to talk and write on the board, and they were nervously scribbling on notepads, somewhat akin to a few dozen hamsters strung out on caffeine. The professor noticed this, and turned around to mention that all of his notes would be provided on the class website. In fact, I think he said it twice.

This revelation did not deter any scribblers. They kept right on, duplicating every drawing, every word. I was floored. Flabbergasted. dumbFounded.

Therefore, I will no longer feel guilty about being the cause of busy work.

1 comment:

MommaMcCarthy said...

i found you!

wow, first post of yours read and already so many comments...

1) abhor? love it
2) busy work? mixed feelings. can't hate it because of 3.
3) thank you for not knocking the knitting (how's THAT for alliteration?) it has its place. i assure you. PLUS you might be glad one day when someone knits you a scarf. or mittens. but not a washcloth.
4) i love not taking notes because let's face it, come finals they are rarely used due to lack of index or ctrl f (although now i'm a Mac girl. better figure out the new command...)