Friday, 7 October 2016

Conundrum of the day......

OK... here's a mathematical conundrum for you.


x = amount of work to do
y = effort required
z = available time remaining
q = deadline

When will the work be complete?

You can show your working but do not write on both sides of the paper simultaneously.


You can use a slide rule or calculator if you need to.

Ready now?

Well, the answer is, of course, NEVER.

I fall into the group of clearly insane task orientated people who will fill ALL of the available time, right up to the deadline and beyond.

For the past z weeks I've been head down, working steadily towards my CMW workshops which start next Friday (14 October).  The main prep for each of my sessions was mostly completed during the summer, leaving only a few bits and pieces to finish off, as and when.

But then, because I appeared to have time in hand, I decided to embark on some new kits to launch at CMW.  It started out with just one or two, but like Topsy, the task 'just growed'.  

And growed.

And growed some more.

I think I may have gone a little overboard........  


Daydreamer said...

I'm sure if you put into your ratio the work added by your new assistant.... (surely giggles and inspiration count!) there would be an added inverse proportion of bounciness that could translate into such a surge of production! Or something! :) You have definitely added to your stocks!!

Sandra Morris said...

Good thinking...
Although she is definitely more of a distraction at the moment! ;)