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grannyrebel7 Fri 19-Feb-21 11:06:39

I've always known I have this particular talent and I've always been extremely good at it. Since lockdown however, I've discovered I'm absolutely bloody fantastic at it. I know you're all dying to know what it is, well ....... wait for it, it's called procrastination! I excel at it! It took me 40 mins to get dressed after my shower this morning for example. What was I doing in that time? Nothing at all- any other GNers out there have this special talent?

GrannyGravy13 Fri 19-Feb-21 11:19:31

Oh yes, I could get a PhD in procrastination👩‍🎓🤔

kittylester Fri 19-Feb-21 11:21:34

Me! Me! Bet I'm better than you!

It's a relief to find my talent as I was worried I hadn't got one at all!!

lovebeigecardigans1955 Fri 19-Feb-21 11:23:56

Oh yes, indeed. In fact typing this only seconds after I read your post would be considered quite fast for me.

I'd rather read, knit or sew than anything else. It must be weeks since I ran the vacuum round and yesterdays ironing won't do itself, will it?

avitorl Fri 19-Feb-21 11:27:24

I am extremely proud to have been told that my special talent was lowering the tone in the Staff Room.
I'm trying hard to keep up my image!

Jaxjacky Fri 19-Feb-21 11:30:52

I feel better now after admiring all the various crafting people on GN, a skill I can now excel in! Thank you grannyrebel17

Buffybee Fri 19-Feb-21 11:34:06

I have found my people!
My idea of getting things done, is to look for anything else to delay me in getting things done.
Sometimes thinking about getting things done, tires me out so much, I have no energy left to get things done.

Parsley3 Fri 19-Feb-21 11:50:42

What is this life, if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
That is my talent now. I can stand and stare for Scotland.

Charleygirl5 Fri 19-Feb-21 11:56:19

I find it takes me all day to do nothing.

henetha Fri 19-Feb-21 12:31:23

I hold the title of "Best Procrastinator in the World" by the
ASSP's (Association of Supremely Stupid Procrastinators).

timetogo2016 Fri 19-Feb-21 12:36:10

If it was an olympic event i would win the gold medal.

Bellanonna Fri 19-Feb-21 12:39:05

May I join the club? I’m well qualified. I enjoy thinking so I’m not actually doing nothing, just going over things, or conversing (silently) with myself.

crazyH Fri 19-Feb-21 12:40:10

Me too

Daddima Fri 19-Feb-21 12:45:37

They all visit me regularly.

Kate1949 Fri 19-Feb-21 12:49:24

Me too. When we used to go out with daughter and son-in-law, DD would say to SIL 'What time shall we pick mum and dad up'. He would say 'We'll pick them up half an our before we really need to. That will give your mum plenty of time to faff'.blush

CraftyGranny Fri 19-Feb-21 13:00:11

It is an artform! wink

TerriBull Fri 19-Feb-21 13:08:49

No! to all of you, I'm the best, why I could represent England in procrastination, I've elevated it to a fine art.........and I'm getting better all the time. It's taken me several weeks to work up the effort to renew my driving licence, we've just moved. First, spend a few days, talking about going to the Post Office to get the form. Eventually go to the Post Office where nice lady informed me filling it in is almost a Herculean task, insomuch that only a black biro is acceptable shock thus imbuing me with a creeping feeling of trepidation before I even start and sending my desire to procrastinate and just ponder on that into the stratosphere. Take brown envelope home look at it for a few days. Get ready to fill it in, search for black biro, can't find it hmm Consider purchasing another black biro, spend several days ruminating on that. Buy one! Almost ready. Talk to husband about filling in the form, put it off for another couple of days. After innumerable "for God's sake fill that form in will you" needless to say he'd done his, I got round to it yesterday. At least 3 cups of strong coffee were required, to get myself firing on all cylinders, newly purchased black biro at the ready, and a steady hand to make sure my signature didn't stray anywhere outside the box God forbid shock Today, my task, to post form off to DVLA. Thus I will have achieved something this week!

I loved an interview a while back, I think on Graham Norton's show with Matt Le Blanc (Joey from Friends) when asked what he was doing with himself, with a big grin he answered honestly "nothing!" and then added "I just love doing nothing!" .........Refreshing, we can't all save the world smile

grannyrebel7 Fri 19-Feb-21 14:05:08

So glad I'm not alone guys! Think I've got some serious competition smile