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Slices of Life By Jill Pertler

May 22, 2013

Iíll do it later
"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today." Thomas Jefferson

Yeah right.

Iíve been meaning to write a column about procrastination Ė I just never got around to it. Besides, Iím not sure even Thomas Jefferson could abide by his own words 100 percent of the time. Most of us have succumbed to the sin of avoiding that which needs to be done at least once or twice.

Iím even betting many of us can relate to a slight modification to Jeffersonís words, quipped by Mark Twain: ďNever put off till tomorrow what can be done the day after tomorrow.Ē

Pro-cras-ti-na-tion. The noun requires a full five syllables to get its point across. Iíve read entire sentences that were shorter.

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