A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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"I need it yesterday."
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"Thank goodness you're here - I can't accomplish anything unless I have a deadline."
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"I'm listing my deadlines by due date so I can miss them in chronological order."
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The Fierce Urgency of Now
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"The siege was yesterday."
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Watch the author miss his deadline 4 to 7
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The Graveyard of Past Deadlines
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In the Fever Cubicle
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"That's just my agent - pay him no heed."
"I wrote another five hundred words. Can I have another cookie?"
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"Change in plans - the deadline's been moved up to four days ago."
Creation: The True Story
"I think I see your deadline approaching."
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"My contractor told me Rome would only take a day."
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"We're a day late and four hundred million dollars short."
A Visit From The Procrastination Muse
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"Have your scalp on my desk by four O'clock."
"If reelected, this time, I promise not to procrastinate for four years and then try to get all my governing done in one epic all-nighter."
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The four housemen of procrastination
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"I got an extension.'
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"Try to get an extension on this to the day after I retire."