Thursday, May 20, 2010

Boredom

I tell my kids, "there's no such thing as boredom. There are only unimaginative minds."

But I will admit there are times when circumstances could lead you to boredom, if you let them. Waiting rooms. Long lines. Repetitious tasks.

I generally make sure I have either my cell phone or Kindle by my side. They both have books on them. And when I'm not reading, I'm thinking about the next project, post, program, or nap. So I'm hardly ever bored.

But if I ever do get bored, I won't be for long.

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For the first few months of her internship with the state of Georgia, my sister had hardly anything to do, and spent the majority of her time surfing the Web or working crossword puzzles.

One day she expressed her boredom to a co-worker.

"Oh, I know," her friend commiserated, "everyone thinks us state employees have it easy, but there's only so much you can pretend you're doing!"


[Joe's Clean Laffs]

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WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done." (Psalm 143:5)

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1 comment:

Gavin said...

Or ... "your tax dollars at work ... again." Probably someone somewhere mandated the intern program (and bragged about it) ... and the rest is mystery.