But I did, and still do...
Figures on the bottom-right corner of my laptop showed '11:27 AM'. "Shoot! Why does this copy-paste works fail me at difficult times like this?" I grumbled to myself. I was supposed to have an appointment in Salemba at 12, but there I was, still busy moving tables from Excel to MS Word. A colleague was expecting me to send him the Word file via e-mail immediately, so I couldn't budge from my chair until I got it all done.
Darn! As time was drawing near the dreaded appointment schedule, I was showing all the signs a restless person could show: tuneless-tones humming, nervous-hands clasping, sighing and re-sighing. I guess the coffee I drank this dawn had something to do with the anxiety - a lot.
Finally, after several efforts of correcting the split-up tables, I managed to solve the problems by simply forget the idea of putting on titles over each of the tables. I darted to my room as soon as the word 'Sent' popped up on the screen. And it's 11.57 already! Arrggghhh!!! I called the person I was about to meet, saying that I would arrive there at 12.30.
Yeah, so much of a rain check. Been trying hard to be at the promised venue as fast as I could, though, which means driving like mad! Note this: leaving my home (near Warung Buncit area) at 12.05, arriving at Salemba at 12.40. Well, I guess it was not fast enough, but with a bit traffic jams and traffic lights here and there (I thought traffic 3 days before Eid-el-Fitr would be more smooth but clearly I was wrong), it was not bad, was it?
Finished with the supposed-to-be 12 o'clock meeting, other task was already waiting for execution. It's like this almost every day - I run from one place to another place to get my jobs done. When I say 'run', I mean 'run' literally. The whole thing makes me feel like a juggler: I have to be able to do several tasks at the same time (the IT people call it 'multitasking').
A dear friend has warned me to focus on one or two jobs because I'm lousy at working in a parallel way. 'Don't bite more than you could chew' is the ideal paraphrase for it. But I did, and still do...