Sunlit Water

October 20, 2006

Argh

Filed under: Personal — by teofilo @ 5:23 pm

So I generally meet with my thesis advisor on Fridays at 2:30 to discuss my progress.  This week he had another obligation at the same time, so we couldn’t meet then.  I found out about this at 2:00 when I checked my e-mail.  It’s not a big deal; the same thing happened last week.  We’ll just meet sometime next week instead.

However, I also had an assignment for a class I’m taking that was due at 3:30 in the instructor’s mailbox, and I was going to turn it in when I went to the meeting.  When I learned that I didn’t have to go to the meeting I somehow forgot about it and just stayed home.  Around 4:30 I suddenly realized that I had missed the deadline and hurried over to turn in the assignment, but the mailroom was already closed.  I sent an apologetic e-mail to the professor with the assignment attached, and I hope that’ll be okay.  I hate it when this happens.  A change of plans tends to throw my life into chaos.

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4 Comments »

  1. Me too, and being mission-focused makes me think I’m incredibly strict and inflexible. But you’re infuriatingly easygoing, so I’m surprised.

    I was going to leave work at 10:15 for an 11:00 approintment. When someone called to move the appointment to 12:00, I didn’t know what to do. I stalled so long, she said 11:00 was okay. It finally occurred to me that I could still leave, and just go home in the interim.

    Comment by ~Macarena~ — October 20, 2006 @ 6:50 pm |Reply

  2. It’s mostly just an inability to deal with change. I tend to plan things out carefully, then get flustered when something changes.

    Comment by teofilo — October 20, 2006 @ 6:57 pm |Reply

  3. See, I thought you’d take things in stride.

    Comment by ~Macarena~ — October 20, 2006 @ 7:50 pm |Reply

  4. In practice, I do, but I still get frustrated.

    Comment by teofilo — October 20, 2006 @ 8:02 pm |Reply


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