Action contingent on an object and unknown timing.
I'm processing my inbox so starting this thread is a 2 min action. I think it's an interesting question none the less.
The item is "Give friend USB stick back".
The trouble is he is a friend who I do freelance work for. I do have an agenda list for him but we go through it regularly on the phone. We see each other every few months so I want to give him the stick next time I see him.
Where do I place it? Agenda is clearly wrong. I don't want to be looking at that action when I'm on the phone. Tickler might be better but it's difficult to know when to tickle it for.
It's a fairly trivial question but this kind of thing does crop up every no and then.
funny you mention your gran
I think that is indeed an important one... there are multiple ways to deal with such items. If you have something that works, use it, even if it's not perfect (yet), and as time goes by, you'll probably think of other (more convenient) ways.
Originally Posted by cfoley
Funny you should mention getting something back to your granny. My gran visits us every week, and in fact I have a bag standing here that (if she would do GTD) she could consider as her inbox in my house. If we need something to get to her it goes in there, and when she arrives, she always looks to see what's in it. Could be a book, a magazine, a drawing made by the children, some clothing repair work, ... Works great, but only because she's around every week.
I didn't even think of it, but now you mention your gran, this is in fact just another way of dealing with the type of item you questioned about.
I second the Waiting For list
That's exactly the situation - you are waiting for your next meeting with this person so you can give the item back.
This could also go on Someday/Maybe if you don't foresee a meeting anytime soon.
I use my Waiting For list for things like this all the time - I am waiting for a person, a meeting, a situation, a season, a new book, etc.