Procrastinate: verb to put off intentionally and habitually; to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done.
I learned a long time ago when I was still just a young girl that, "Yeas, Dear," more often than not meant, "In your wildest deams will I ever do that!" Therefore I usually would not even bother to ask a male member of the family to do anything and tried to learn how to do it myself. Asking a male is the same as "backing up" as it usually never gets done. The things I could not do, for whatever reason, I found a professional person and paid to have the job done right and in a timely manner.
The guy I am with now tends to get aggravated with me because of this and the fact that I try to do it myself rather than depend on him (or anyone else) to find time to do it. I told him that it comes from 50+ years of finding a way to do it myself or to cope with not having it get done at all. Even he (bless his heart), my wonderfully almost perfect guy is a big procrastinator!
I certainly am no expert on men, nor have I ever claimed to be. However, I am the only girl in my family of four children (even my cousins were boys), and my three (grown) children are boys, so I can say with some certainty that most men are procrastinators. I have seen it all my life with my Grandfathers, my Daddy, my brothers, my boys (whom I thought I had raised better!), my ex-husband, and even the wonderful man I am with now. So, I ask you, is this an inherited male gene (like the "got to have the TV on the loudest setting" gene)? If it is, can we breed it out of them permanently? And if we can, how long will it take? We are not getting any younger, you know!
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