Sunday, March 13, 2011
Our dad has been slow in letting us post on my blog. It turns out that the delay is part of his overall program to become more active in clubs and organizations. Several years ago (2001) he thought about joining the International Association of Procrastinators (IAP), the foremost organization for procrastinators in the world. He figured that if he was going to join, he just as well join the very best. Then a few weeks ago (a fitting delay for such a momentous step) he downloaded the membership application. He wrote them a check for his dues, but it is still in its envelope, with a 12 cent stamp on it, laying in the "out basket".
He went to their web site to see what he has to do to qualify for membership, but their web site is still under construction. They had hoped to have their site up before their next meeting which was scheduled for May of 2005. Of course, their meeting date has been slid a little bit. Apparently no one told any of the membership about the meeting time and location. That could be because since the inception of IAP in 1990, all membership applications that have been received were rejected due to lack of qualification of the applicants. If you expect to join the foremost procrastination association in the world, then sending in your application on time will automatically disqualify you. Duh!
Meanwhile, the association has been suspended due to lack of filing, but they plan to appoint a committee to handle the filings that will be needed to reinstate it, as soon as they get members. Several people have said that they will make donations, very soon, but the bank account is not yet open so bills can't be paid. Which works out surprisingly well, the association has not yet purchased office supplies to establish its office anyway.
Our resident human says that very soon the organization will be up and running, it just takes some effort by the founders. Plans for the organization include a special TV channel that will provide 24 hour news, delayed five days from the current news casts, for those who missed it when it was on. Kind of like CNN does now. It will partner nicely with the cable TV shows that replay old Super Bowl games.
There will be big demand from advertisers and sponsors for our TV programs. The day old bread shops should find us a great place to advertise. Liquor stores should be great advertisers, last time we looked, all of the wine in the store had old dates on them. Maybe not, when we asked the clerk for a 50% discount on a bottle of wine because the date on the bottle was old, he refused.
Based on the number of old movies and last years sports events that constantly play on cable TV, a large number of the US population can be expected to join the organization, as soon as we set our membership requirements.
More on their progress when we make any.......
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