Why is we wait until the eleventh hour to get something done and not the twenty-third hour? I have no answer. My guess had something to do with the end of WWI. I was wrong. A little research says maybe it comes from the bible:
- And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?
Or it may refer to when people had twelve hour work days and saved a particularly onerous task for the end of the work day, typically 5:00p to 6:00p.
Today I say, feel free to wait until the eleventh hour to do something you really don’t want to do. Like make your A-Z blog post. Or work on your taxes. Or make a dental appointment. It is your life, go do something fun instead. Play on the swings, binge watch something on Netflix, make a pan of brownies instead of dinner.
But only until the eleventh hour, whenever that may be for you. After all we are responsible adults and the yucky tasks must be done at some point, but for today waiting until the eleventh hour is okay. Expected even as I have just made it an official unofficial holiday! Let me know what your eleventh hour task was.
Happy Eleventh Hour Day!