My Mum will take any opportunity to assert the infamous saying, ‘Last Minute Joe’.
I believe the phrase ‘Last Minute Joe’, or LMJ for short, was coined by my very own Mum as a way to not so subtly prod at my inability to complete tasks in good time.
Regarding the ‘Joe’ part of the phrase, either I need to check my birth certificate, or ‘Joe’ refers to the ordinary and ubiquitous young male – similar to the ‘average Joe’. I’m hoping the latter.
One would have thought that my recent migration to China would have ceased all need for this phrase. The reasons for this are twofold.
Firstly, I am no longer in full time education. The LMJ argument was best suited to situations regarding the late or belated submission of numerous degree based assignments, including; essays, coursework and presentations. Secondly, the time difference issues have made our conversations shorter and sweeter – updates about family members and upcoming events at the forefront of our talks. Upon discussion of my own future plans, be it job prospects or travel ideas, my Mum will take any opportunity to assert the infamous saying, ‘Last Minute Joe’.
Alas, only now have we decided to make a blog on our experiences in Asia. With still three months left of this particularly journey, can it be deemed as being a ‘Last Minute Joe’ act?
I think not Mother.