Ahh, Monday morning in England. Not just any Monday, it’s Easter/Bank Holiday Monday morning so everything is a little different. The BBC has snooker on the tele, my wife is still asleep in the other room and traffic will be much lighter today when I head to school.
To school you say? On Easter Monday … a Bank Holiday no less? How can that be? And I would answer, attempting to not be sarcastic because that’s not the intension of this post that the London Business School, the pre-eminent/preeminent Global Business School knows no holiday, no break (other than our two weeks off and the second year’s six week break :). Someone pointed out that with 57 countries the amount of Christians in the group is statistically lower than most western countries so if we celebrated Easter we’d have to pick up all the other holidays as well.
Of course, with that many holidays we’d seem like bankers, but since we’re a big finance school it shouldn’t be an issue. How did my riff derail so much in such a short period of time?
But, that’s what happens during a break isn’t it? If you are like me, right before the break there’s a huge list of things that I need to ‘catch-up’ on, during the break is an exercise in re-rationalisation on when those projects are really due, and then by the end I’ve decided that next week is a much better time.
Hey, all you applicants searching for the next good question – no, this is not an MBA thing I procrastinated like this way before going back to school. Now, however, it does bring back sudden flash backs to elementary, junior high or high school, when procrastinating was not just an idea, but a way of life.
Here’s a good example: On Saturday, I watched 11 hours of television. Yes, 11 hours with a nap and only frequent bathroom breaks. Two and a half Men, Stacked, Top Gear, JAG, and a little bit of Harry Potter during the evening.
I have to say my main reason for spending that much down time was to … to … avoid doing any work because frankly I’m a little burned out from the first two terms and second was to conquer a chest cold that has been hanging around for the last week.
Holiday weeks just have a way of derailing all productive work. Like now, I have a MarkStrat meeting at noon but I’m writing an entry. Well, since I’ve lost my train of thought for this entry and need to review marketing reports this is a good time to end.
Happy Easter to everyone!
Ya’ll have a nice day.