In the humorous second episode of the first season, it is Rory’s first day at her new school, Chilton. Of course, Lorelai oversleeps, giving her hardly any time to get ready…and discover she has no clean clothes. Perhaps this entry should be titled “Set Your Alarm AND Do Your Laundry.” All that Lorelai can find in time to wear is a pair of Daisy Dukes and a hot pink t-shirt. She thinks she can get away with this by throwing a long coat over her ensemble, but her plan is quickly foiled when Headmaster Charles demands she take her coat off in his warm office. Embarrassment ensues and first impressions are made (much to Rory’s dismay).
Doing your laundry sounds simple enough. Sure, it sucks to do it, but in the end it has to be done. What we learn from Lorelai, though, is procrastinated it will only lead to problems. This can be said for anything. Lorelai went to bed the night before knowing that the next day was her daughter’s big day, but she still didn’t do the laundry. What was she going to do? Get up early and do a load before they had to be in Hartford at 8 am? We all know this is not the case. Most likely she had forgotten about her laundry. But that is what happens when we procrastinate.
Last semester, I had procrastinated a 8 page paper for a professor. It was not until 10 pm the night before it was due that I had to hand it in that I realized I really needed to do it. Needless to say I had to pull an all-nighter. I cannot imagine how much better that paper would have been had I not procrastinated doing it. I cannot imagine how much better of an impression my professor would have of me had I spent more time on it.
It may seem that I am going off on a tangent, but it all goes back to Lorelai’s procrastination. Have you ever seen Lorelai forgetting to do the laundry again? No. The lesson here is procrastination is not key, and Daisy Dukes do not go with private schools.