Re(d)straint

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Behold:

(Okay, kindly humour me and imagine that these words are in fact a picture of a brown box that is partially covered in courier stickers. My phone is currently acting up, so unfortunately I have been unable to transfer the photograph that I captured of the actual aforementioned object.)

This parcel with my name on it was delivered to me on Monday morning. It is now Tuesday night (scratch that, WEDNESDAY early morning now, since midnight's already come and gone) and it is STILL unopened.

Why, do you ask? Because I actually have - and I am astonished to discover this about myself - amazing self-restraint. It used to be as elusive to me as a metabolism (which, by the way, has been missing in [in]action since birth. So please, if you find a stray metabolism, kindly send it my way?). Especially considering that I have been impatiently waiting for this very delivery for a torturous two and a half weeks, during which I spent every day (perhaps even multiple times daily, since I don't fixate AT ALL) checking the shipping status of the order, as if the mere act of staring at an unchanging virtual tracking receipt on the screen would somehow speed up the entire delivery process.

So why did I not promptly rip it open in that blissful instant that I accepted it from the courier on Monday morning? Because I have a murderous deadline right now (it's killing me, even though the slaying is supposed to be the other way around) and I just knew that opening that parcel and getting lost in its wondrous contents (a book for me and a musical gift for someone else) would mean that I would get so side-tracked from work, that I would never get back to it.

Now I need all two of you, my dear imaginary readers, to tell me how incredible I am for showing such remarkable self-discipline. Okay, if not incredible, can we settle for all right, then? No?? How about just so-so..?

P.S. 12:35 AM and I STILL have not given in to the temptation to open it. Now if that is not a super-human feat, I don't know WHAT is. (And don't you dare come and tell me about the people scaling Everest without limbs, or about those poverty-stricken, motherless drug addicted children who miraculously manage to grow up and become extraordinarily successful career criminals! For someone with my lack of stamina, not opening this parcel is on par with a severely dyslexic child winning a spelling bee. Or something.)  


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Deeleea said:

I am speechless with wonder.

Please send self control across the tropic of whatever or the whichever parallel that's in the southern hemisphere to me.

D

You are amazing... I couldn't do it.

... and if I find a stray metabolism I'm keeping it!

powder said:

Do It. Open it, you know you want to.
Self restraint is over rated. Its allot like honesty. You feel like you doing the right thing but zero reward. DO IT.... Trust me. You will feel better. OPEN IT. Do it. Do it. Do it...
Ps. Stop picking on the dyslectic kid.

Redsaid Author Profile Page said:

Dee: Excuse me, YOU, miss Weight-Loss Queen of the Year, need NO more self-restraint!

Aunty Helpful Ph.Dictator: Listen here, you with your big brain, I'll wrestle you for that metabolism! (Heh, and SHE calls ME amazing!!!!) I'm so proud of you, woman!

POWDER PUFF BOY! Oh my goodness but it is good to hear from YOU again! Are you checking on me to make sure that I won't bite your roommate (former? current?) when I meet him next month? (Don't worry, he'll be safe with me, she says and smacks her lips.) How on earth ARE you? Did you have to build an ark? As for picking on dyslexics... it's a well-known fact that one can always pick on your own kind. (I'm self-diagnosed, but I SWEAR I have it. Or something equally damning to ever being a successful writer.) Now, how are you? Are all your replanted organs still in tact?

kyknoord said:

I was going to leave a proper comment, but I think I'll wait a bit.

Redsaid Author Profile Page said:

Kyk: Now looky here, withholding your comment from me? Now THAT is just downright cruelty to animals! Self-inflicted waiting is far more humane.

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  • Redsaid Author Profile Page: Kyk: Now looky here, withholding your comment from me? Now THAT is just downright cruelty to animals... [go]
  • kyknoord : I was going to leave a proper comment, but I think I'll wait a bit.... [go]
  • Redsaid Author Profile Page: Dee: Excuse me, YOU, miss Weight-Loss Queen of the Year, need NO more self-restraint! Aunty Helpfu... [go]
  • powder : Do It. Open it, you know you want to. Self restraint is over rated. Its allot like honesty. You fee... [go]
  • Aunty Helpful Dictator : You are amazing... I couldn't do it. ... and if I find a stray metabolism I'm keeping it!... [go]
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