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incomplete work

my science teacher was telling us one day about how he came to hate incomplete work. he had surgery on his appendix one day (for unknown reasons) and when he woke up his appendix was finished but the doctor didnt close him up. he called the doctor in but he said "oh i just forgot." he fired that quack and got a new doctor to close him up. tell me what you think of this story and also think of incomplete work...

Goodhart7 years ago
I despise being forced to "complete 'it' later" and leaving anything, but married life almost demands constant concession, so much of my life is still lying on the work shop floor LOL
Sadly, the sanctity of my workshop have long been encroached, despite months of valiant effort defending it.. It is now horribly neat, clean and tidy.. :(
My deepest consolation my friend... There is no sight more sad sniff, than snuf, a (voice cracking) impeccablly clean workshp WAAAAA!!! :(...
uguy KentsOkay7 years ago
A clean workshop(desk) is the sign of a sick mind!
Goodhart uguy7 years ago
I don't necessarily need mine clean, but I do like to be able to find my tools, so organized it must be ;-)
Hmm, I wish mine were so. The wife invaded (slowly at first) with stuff to sell on eBay, and now the entire room is filled with unusable junk (which, if she thought about it, is why it is not selling *sigh*)
The way you constantly reference your wife's eBay obsession cracks me up, haha.
Well, it is an obsession...she sells in order to buy, and the circle is not fully recursive in that it drains the savings but adds to the clutter (the equation does not balance ;-) ). She is getting better, though the counseling is a bit slow. ;-)
I hate incomplete projects, but being the perfectionist I am, I tend to stress myself out over it. I'm trying to get better though. I'm always the person with the project that everyone else thinks is finished and they're complimenting it, and I'm screaming, "Can't you see! IT'S CRAP! UTTER CRAP! I didn't touch up the primer there... or there, and the bolts don't look as nice as they could, and there's a scratch in the plexiglass!" :P
I think it must be terrible to wake up with the belly still wide opened ....... %-|
You're waking up, your belly is itching, and when you're rubbing it with your nails, all of a sudden you notice that you're scratching your guts .........

Your teacher must be traumatized for life because of this story ... And I understand him ...

Though, if his "hate of incomplete work" became an obsession and a source of problem, he should probably go to see a psychologist.

Voila. That's what this story made me thinking =o)
hmm someone wanted to ask him a question during lunch and he looked really pissed......i dont think going to a psychiatrist would be the right thing... i also agree with gyromild i think he made it up
lemonie7 years ago
How exactly, could the patient fire the doctor (should be surgeon)? L
ich bin ein pyro (author)  lemonie7 years ago
he said he i quote "i fired that quack and got a real doctor to close me up" who knows
Kiteman lemonie7 years ago
It's America - your treatment is paid for by your health insurance, you choose where to go for treatment.
As long as your insurance is not HMO ( HMO's choose whom they will pay )
Kiteman7 years ago
I have 13 part-finished Instructables on the site, including two that could have gone in the Launch It competition and one that was destined for the Science Fair competition but was scuppered by the weather (I needed a full day in one place with sunlight for most of the day). I also have a dozen or more project ideas in my 4am notebook, only two or three of which have made it to public view so far. Am I bothered? Only that there don't seem to be as many hours in the day as there used to be...
I know the feeling. The journey is the neat part. Once finished, the experience is over. Still I would like to accomplish at least one thing before I am no more.
After 4 or so months of having pictures sitting in my computer, I've finally decided to do the Instructable I've been too lazy to do (at 2 in the morning)...
i have started over 10 projects this year completed 1 ( a door for home) so i only work on them when i want too and sometimes it months before i get the urge, now i am back working on a 3 axis milling machine so far i have the frame.. motors bought lets see was going hand make a long bow, cant find it now, start a 30 minute movie,learning that now got the cameras, make a toolpost for my lathe started, make a self feed for my mill (manual) fix my bmw,well you get the point i hate to work on fun stuff when its not fun then it becomes work!!! yuck...
youuuuurrrrr fired!!!
Punkguyta7 years ago
And the moral of the story is.... You have a chinese teacher?
gyromild7 years ago
He made up the the doctor didn't close him up part to get his point across.

As for incomplete work, if money, time, and my/other people's neck is on the line, then I'm very serious about it.
But if it's just the case of too lazy to finish an ible, think that's alright.. : -)