#266 When a deadline is extended unexpectedly

Talk about a win-win-win-win.

If you’re already done! Brother, you just earned some breathing room. Sit back and smile as everyone sweats it up next week and pat your own back for being on top of your game. If you feel like it you can make improvements and hand in Version 2.0 of Your Masterpiece. Or you can simply make improvements to the amount of dancing cat videos you’ve watched online lately. Your choice.

• If you’re nowhere close! Then this is for you! Yes, you were drowning in deadlines when this one thankfully got moved so now you finally catch your breath and get organized. Take a deep breath and catch up to yourself.

• If you’re the teacher! Congratulations! You just enabled your own procrastination. Forget spending the weekend reading a pile of book reports or grading science labs. Nope — now’s the time to clean out the fridge, spend a day on the couch, and maybe even finally finish that Solitaire game that’s been taunting you. Watch out for falling cards.

If you’re the deadline! Why, you don’t mind at all either. This could be due to your lack of consciousness.

So listen up, teachers and bosses of the world: When you extend those deadlines we’re loving you lots. Life’s too short to stress out all the time so give us a break and we promise to pay you back with full-face smiles, cracking high fives, and great big screams of

AWESOME!

— Email message —

“Every year my school hosts ‘Make a Statement Day,’ when everybody in the school gets a plain white T-shirt to do whatever they please on it. From inspirational quotes by world famous authors to passing thoughts, each shirt is a work of art and often the messages on them convey students thoughts and feelings about life and the world around us. My statement this year was to “Be Awesome” because there is something truly great about just being AWESOME!” – Colin from Massachusetts

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72 thoughts on “#266 When a deadline is extended unexpectedly

  1. When you are playing online Scrabble and your opponent grants you an extension = AWESOME! If only extensions applied to graduation…

  2. Haha! That first picture made me crack up! Ah, if only *sigh*

    But seriously – this is what I need right now (an extended deadline, I mean). I have an assignment to hand in tomorrow and still have so much to do. Argh!!!

  3. I loveee this, it’s one of those things that can make your shoulders relax, your stomach unclench, and 5 years of premature wrinkles (you were convinced existed )disappear in just 1.0s !

  4. Wishing this one had happened today. 2x assignments due + 1x in class exam. For three different classes. Gah. Oh well, mid-semester break now. AWESOME!

    Happy Easter!

    1. wow – this is the most minamilist avatar square I’ve ever seen.. you are four small blue triangles away from being a totally blank square! Wild..

      1. Or you could say that it’s a white sqare with four little triangles cut out of the edges away from being totally blue.

  5. the first awesome thing in a while for me. i love it.
    especially ‘congratulations! you just enabled your own procrastination!’

  6. Too true! If you ARE the deadline.
    Go easy on us underlings every now and then, K?
    Thanks for another awesome post!

  7. I love the shirt quote idea. Every school should do that.

    I’m a procrastinator, I admit it, so when dealines are pushed back a few days (or even hours sometimes) it allows me to breathe and not rush around so much.

  8. I love that t-shirt on the e-mail. I think I will get one made for me. Goes without saying, the post is so well written ( as usual ) & it is hilarious.

  9. I just got a deadline extended this week on a big paper. It was great because I hadn’t started yet. So awesome!!

    1. Yes! I love everything about Colin’s story. I keep thinking about how great it would be to walk around all day reading happy and inspirational t-shirts! What a lift!

  10. OMG, that totally happened to me today! It was such a relief and a joy. Now I can do an excellent job rather than just a good one.

  11. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh there should be an addendum to this one.

    when a deadline is extended unexpectedly… AND you haven’t done the work.

    otherwise i can’t imagine there’s anything worse than being responsible and doing things AS they are assigned only to find out that the rest of the people who procrastinated are now getting a pass and being rewarded.

    just so we’re clear, i’ve never been the type to have something done on time so this one is totally awesome!! for my life :)

  12. This happened to me today!! It was in fact truly AWESOME! I know have time this weekend to have a life :)

  13. This happened to me last week in my english class. It was AWESOME! since I never procrastinate and this is the first project of the school year I’ve procrastinated on so I was so stressed, but it was only for one day but it still gave me an extra night to catch all of the random mistakes I fixed and to improve everything.

    1. Yeah, I agree, the sell these t’s and I’d sure buy one. I love it! I could use one right now as I have NOT had any surprise extensions. arg!

  14. I remember when our English teacher gave us an extension on three big assignments at once in grade 10. Triple Awesome!!!

    Us IB kids are the best at getting deadlines extended. We all start complaining about all the other assignments, tests, and homework we have and our teachers usually take sympathy on us. If, however, the deadline is determined by the IB Overlords, you may as well spit at Pluto.

  15. OMG YES.
    I was freaking out over my term paper that I had not even started researching for, when my professor declared that we had an extra two weeks to work on it. Best news ever.

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