Yesterday while standing in line at Kinkos FedEx/Kinkos FedEx Office I grabbed one of those self help books off the shelf to kill some time. I flipped it open to a chapter on productivity killers and read the section on perfectionism.
That got me thinking about my own particular flavor of perfectionism, which I had just done battle with while prepping for the trip to FedEx Office. It goes like this:
I need these columns to line up perfectly so when it gets cut everything is the same size.
Oh, that’s close. There’s an extra 1/4 inch on the bottom.
Better. Now the line on the right is thicker than the line on the left.
Okay. Somehow that messed up the bottom.
I think the header has a different font.
There, everything has the same font. Damn, that made extra space in the middle.
Well now it’s not printing at all.
Oh, I see.. okay. Very close now. I just have to center these columns.
The right column just disappeared.
Got it back. There’s two different fonts again. WTF?
Alright. Everything looks good, but there’s a barely perceivable white space on the far right.
Now it’s on the far left.
Fuck this. This is impossible.