Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Waste Not, Want Not?

You came! Thanks. Now you get to play Choose and Defend, because it is after all Wednesday...the day to dig deep and show us how your mind works. Today's Choose and Defend is about things we all waste on occasion. It just happens. But...which is worse? Which bothers you more? And why?

Is it worse to waste....

Time

or

Money

Think it through before you answer...which one really bothers you most...and why? Choose and Defend! Show us what is going on up there in that big brain of yours.

14 comments:

aliencg said...

I have to say, TIME. Money can be made again, but once time is wasted, it's wasted.

MrManuel said...

God, they both suck. However, I have to go with time, that is one thing you can NEVER get back.

Tara said...

I've wasted both, but what has annoyed me previously and consistently in the past is wasting time - especially at board meetings at work. Yes, by all means, let's stop work to meet with others to discuss why more work isn't getting done, and how we as a "team" could be more productive.

Ananda girl said...

Oh I must agree with aliencg... time once lost is gone. Money can be replaced.

While I miss times past, I never miss money spent beyond the present. Once spent money is past, it is gone.

Time is something you can lavish on another and be enriched. Money spent on another is fleeting... only as long as their gratitude lasts will it be appreciated.

Does this make any sense? I am missing someone to spend time on me. But I miss no one to spend money on me. A sad truth. :-(

The Furtive Wangler said...

I'd go with everyone else, wasted time has gone forever. If I had a fortune to squander, I'd probably enjoy spending it while I was doing it.

daffy said...

I think the pics are brilliant, it looks like a nice day too for a trot around the track! Couldn't you hitch a lift? ;o)
We have a pony and trap that passes our house every weekend, it does little tours of the fells and I love to see it.

daffy said...

OK OK OK! I'm crazy. You see when I post comments on blogger I sometimes lose all the text and I can't be bothered to go back and re-do! So I copy and paste my comment. So you have a comment for Cathy about her horse pics. So sorry.
Choose and defend.... now I have to try and remember my original comment.
I chose time! Money comes and goes but time, well, once it's gone it's gone, finito, outtahere... forever... :o) I often wish for more time but I've never wished for more money. I just spend what I can. :o)
So sorry for the confusion. I wonder how many of your readers look for horse pics now... hehe.
*goes for a lie down*

Churlita said...

I'm not that great with either, but I hate wasting time. You'd think I'd have better time management skills then, wouldn't you?

dmarks said...

If given a choice between all the time in the world and all the money, I'd choose all the time.

laura b. said...

AlienCG: You make a very compelling argument. Time.

MrManuel: So true. Once it is gone, it is gone. Time.

Tara: haha! I have the exact same thoughts at our meetings. Wasting our precious time. Time.

FW: I would love wasting a fortune too :-) Time.

Daffy: haha! That was too cute :-) But I'm glad you were still able to come and give a very well thought out opinion. Please do come back and copy and paste anything you like :-) Time.

Churlita: Two teenagers and you still have time to work, blog, get oot and aboot? I'd say your time management skills rule. Time.

Dmarks: I think you are so right. Time.

Everyone: Well! Did I underestimate the lot of you or what? We all value our time and know that money comes and goes. That is pretty awesome. If anyone else wants to speak, either way, feel free!

laura b. said...

Ananda: Sorry! I wasn't ignoring you! I wanted to say that I especially liked what you said about missing someone to spend time on you. Y.E.S. Time.

Ananda girl said...

: )

Sebastien said...

Time. You can make money with time, but you can't make time with money.

laura b. said...

Sebastien: I'd never seen it put in quite that way. Perfect. Time :-)