Today's big adventure is evidently Time. I have the day off. In fact, I have the next week off. And I didn't sleep well last night, so I slept in this morning. And had a late breakfast, and did some things around the house.
This of course prompts the DOOM DOOM DOOM chorus, headed by a dapper looking white rabbit in a waistcoat frowning at a pocketwatch.
WR: You need to get up! You need to get up and go Do Things! Otherwise, DOOM. (DOOM DOOM)
Me: Why, hello, little rabbity guy. Who are you?
WR: Name's Albert. I'm your inner Time Monster. Now, hurry up and ask your next question, I haven't got all day, and neither do you.
Me: What's a Time Monster?
WR: Feh. You don't know anything, do you? A Time Monster, namely me, exists for the purpose of telling you how little time you have to do everything on your list. It's my job to make sure you get everything on that list done before you sit down and relax.
Me: Really? It is? Why do I need you to do that?
WR: Because otherwise, you won't get anything done, and then DOOM (DOOM DOOM)
Me: DOOM, huh? You know, maybe you could help me take a look at this list. *pulls the paper closer*. Says here that I'm supposed to run a couple of errands, stretch a bit, and talk to you. Does anything here seem to you like something I can't get done in what's left of the day?
WR: Oh, absolutely. Those errands are going to swell into an all afternoon enterprise when you can't find what you're looking for at the first store. I've seen it happen.
Me: Oh. Yeah, I guess that could happen. How about if I cross off the stretching a bit and rewrite it in pencil? Then if I don't have time for it, I can just erase it.
WR: But then there wouldn't be any DOOM (DOOM DOOM)
Me: That's sort of the point. I appreciate that you're trying to help me get through my list, but I don't really want the DOOM, so if I just decide that this list is a little bit flexible, won't that make us both happy?
WR: Well... maybe.... I suppose.
Me: Is there anything else you'd like?
WR: Well, maybe you could check with me tomorrow when you put things on your list? I mean, if we're both trying to be happy, I could help you with the list right from the start, and then we could go about our separate ways. Probably.
Me: Sure, I think we can do that. Deal?