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This is so true! I'm reminded of this every time I ask somebody if they've seen a movie that's currently out. I usually get the same answer every time; "No, I haven't had time." As if viewing a 1.5-2 hour movie engulfs this massive amount of time from your week. I usually tell them; really? You haven't had two hours of free time all month??? It's not like I went to the first showing on opening day and then asked you if you saw it, the movie has been out for a month. Bottom line is, you make time for what's important to you. So if you wanted to see the damn movie, you would have worked it into your busy month. There's absolutely no need for excuses. A simple "no" or "no I haven't seen the movie, I've had other priorities" will suffice. For some reason it really chaps my ass when people tell me they don't have time for things that just aren't time consuming. If you genuinely want to see a movie, but don't have time to sit down for a couple hours once a month, it sounds like you might have bigger problems and/or might just need a new life.

People really do wear "busy" like a crown to be admired and act like others should be impressed. I don't feel impressed, I feel pity and disgust.
Owning up to how we spend our hours gives us more control of our time, and ultimately, of our lives.
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A-freaking-men!!! Your "busy is some badge of honor" comment and the article sum it all up. Saying you are too busy to be social or to do even the most menial task like RSVP to a wedding because you can't organize your time is a sad excuse. Do us both a favor and tell me you forgot or you were lazy. As the article states, "I have just been so busy" is not a solid excuse anymore.

Like I commented on a similar post, there are people out there who are so busy that all they do is work and sleep. These people are not our friends. I'm going to re-post this and e-mail this link to the next person who claims they were too busy to take 30 seconds from their week to get something done.
 
Not being able to RSVP to a wedding simply because you are too busy is a big one!

Below is my favorite section of the article. Maybe when they don't RSVP to weddings they should try wording it differently to hear how it really sounds!

Change your language. Instead of saying "I don't have time" try saying "it's not a priority," and see how that feels. Often, that's a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don't want to. But other things are harder. Try it: "I'm not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it's not a priority." "I don't go to the doctor because my health is not a priority." If these phrases don't sit well, that's the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don't like how we're spending an hour, we can choose differently
 
Speaking of being too busy to live life itself, I just saw something in the office that falls into this category. and it's not the first time I've seen or heard of this. Some repair guy is here fixing one of the printers and he's clipping his finger nails all over the place! Not over the trash can, but just letting his bodily waste fall to the floor. Now every time I walk to the printer to get something I printed, I will be mashing this slob's finger nail clippings into the office carpet.

It reminded me of people who are so busy they have to do their makeup in the car. Clipping your disgusting claws in a public place (a work environment, no less) is not cool! Seriously, these people fail at life. Stop watching so much sports and reality TV and go groom yourself in the privacy of your own home. Please don't do it within earshot of my desk.
 
So true! I hear and see people clipping their nails at work all the time. I always think, why do you even have nail clippers at work??? You seriously can't be bothered to groom them in the comfort and privacy of your own home, but can be bothered to remember to grab them on your way out the door? Are your nails growing at such a rapid and inconsistent rate, that in the event your nails spontaneously get too long, to the point where you might not be able to carry on with your daily activities, you must stop what your doing and cut them on the spot? Seriously... what the fuck man!?
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