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Letters: Procrastination and Soaring Gas Prices

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Listeners comment on procrastination. Also: The changes you've seen in the way people and businesses are dealing with the impossible gas price increases. Has anything surprised you?


It's Tuesday, the day we read from your emails and blog comments. Judging from the raft of emails we got on our show on procrastination, Talk of the Nation is feeding a nation's habit. So many of you wrote in to tell us you were procrastinating while listening to the show, we started to feel self conscious, but not all of you were goofing off. Some of you were philosophizing.

Lucas wrote us from the Ivory Tower. I am a philosophy student. I find that even when I think I am procrastinating now, my mind is working on solving or thinking through problems that I'm trying to avoid even subconsciously. Philosophy is a kind of procrastination in and of itself.

For those of you who have procrastinated about writing to us, we've got an email challenge going. High gas prices have put the squeeze on everybody. Look around, tell us what you notice is changing. In Little Rock, you might see a police officer ditching the patrol car for a Segway, or in Connecticut, maybe your favorite bar and grill took expensive sea bass off the menu. We want your reports on what you see around you, especially things that surprise you when something catches your eye. Send us an email at and feel free to write us on other topics, too. Please tell us where you're writing from and how to pronounce your name.

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