Friday, June 7, 2013

If Only I Could Apply This Level of Obsessiveness Elsewhere in My Life

As I hunt through the garbage, one piece at a time, looking for the receipt my benefits company says I need to scan for them in order to reinstate this... look, it's all very complicated, but let's just say I'm digging through the garbage looking for a small piece of paper, and, having recently cleaned up my room somewhat, there's a lot of small pieces of paper to sort through, and I find myself talking to myself (like you do).

"Teller, of 'Penn and Teller' says, 'Sometimes magic is just spending more time on something than anyone might reasonably expect.'" I explain to my imaginary interviewer.  "Like my friend Chad used to say, 'If you want to be a millionaire, there's nothing easier than making a million dollars, provided you don't want anything else.'"

After about half-an-hour of searching, sifting through dozens of pieces of paper, I pull up the receipt I'm looking for, concluding my imaginary interview with, "And that's why some people are successful: they just want it more than you."

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