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The Eleventh Hour

The eleventh hour is an expression referring to the last possible minute to do something. The eleventh hour is your last chance to accomplish something before the day is over and your time is up. Some people look at it as a deadline or as an obstruction. It’s really a challenge, a motivation to get the job done. Nobody wants to fail. And when the clock is ticking, some people falter and others rise to the occasion. I prefer the latter. This post was written in the eleventh hour. I didn’t know what else to write about, so I chose an obscure phrase to describe my predicament. But it worked and now I can rest easy knowing that I wrote another blog that nobody will ever read.

Critically Rated at 13/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Backing Out at the Last Minute

It’s easy to say that you’ll do something, but it’s easier to do nothing. People are inherently lazy. That’s why somebody is always backing out at the last minute. It doesn’t matter if you make a commitment a year in advance or the night before, it’s just too easy to back out at the last minute. They will be talking like they are going all day, but a hour or two before shit goes down they will call and back out. They will usually have two or three mediocre reasons for why they can’t make it, and they’ll always apologize halfheartedly: “I know I said that I would go to your wedding, but it’s 45 minutes away and there’s traffic. Plus I can’t stay out too late because I have to work in the morning. I hate to do this, but I have to bail.” Everybody has flaked at one point or another. But some people make a habit of it. It’s easy to make a commitment; it’s way harder to stay committed.

Critically Rated at 5/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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