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Do You Prevaricate?



  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,126
    Hi @Uff ,

    I'm far too busy now for tax .....  my new best friend, @AnniD, has discovered there is a vegan version of Bounty bars (see Curmudgeon thread).

    So, important things first, I'm now usefully employed seeing if any of my local supermarkets stock them.
    Priority task .... the taxman can wait.

    Bee x
    Bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey   
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Yes I agree @bee witched.
    In the meantime I've cleaned the fins on 2 more of the radiators. I started on Christmas Day when I decided to start the spring cleaning. When I see the gunnels inside thick with cobwebs and spiders coming up for air I know I have to take action. So I did. Ne'er a bit of prevaricating there you see. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,460
    Well, I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not so sure

    I usually do my tax return sometime around mid Jan though and no...
    Obviously wealthy folk on here if they have to fill in tax returns.  :)
    .... you just have to be self employed
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996
    I don't prevaricate, I jump right in and get on with it. Often a bit of prevarication would have avoided several errors of judgement

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Or self employed, retired. 
    Well 2 more rads fettled. By heck I'm on a roll. 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 7,782
    I used to think that maybe I prevaricated, but decided I wasn't sure whether I did or not.
  • I used to be a Tax Officer, back in the day before computers or calculators and everything was done by hand. If we sent letters they went via the typing pool.
    Mind you, people could phone us or even come in to the office where their file was kept.
    Prevarication - great idea in theory but a bit awkward when you can't find a clean bra or have to dash out to get bread at the last minute. Some of our Xmas decs spent a year behind the sofa (note, need new sofa) due to prevarication.
  • A total prevaricator and or cogitator here.
    Some people just do not understand that there are jobs that are so much more important than others. Or easier. Or more interesting. Or fun. Or necessary, in my opinion. Or less tiring. Or etc. etc. etc.
    I have been decorating my bedroom for the last 3 years. I really must try and get upstairs to finish it. One day!

  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,077
    OH is almost a professional prevaricator, and unfortunately, because many of our joint projects rely on his input, an awful lot doesn’t get done. Our houses have usually been a mess of unfinished DIY until the last six months before we move, when we can no longer put them off. By the time the estate agent comes to do the evaluation and take photos, we are both wondering why on earth we want to move from such a lovely and immaculately renovated home!
    When I was working, there was no room for putting tasks off, so I learnt to get on with things asap. Now I just grit my teeth, and get on with the stuff that’s under my direct control.
    Inviting guests is always a good motivator for us. I now have architrave around the kitchen door ( after two years without!) One of the worktops is not yet screwed down though. Still, if the sun is out, we never put off a walk in the countryside or by the sea, in favour of catching up with the DIY. More a question of prioritising rather prevarication?
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