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Meet Me in St. Louis

9:00 AM -- The New York Times reports an AP story on how we drones spend our day:

    The average worker wastes more than two hours a day, and that's not including lunch, according to a new Web survey by America Online and Salary.com...

    The No. 1 state for wasting time was Missouri, where workers who responded to the survey reported slacking off 3 hours and 12 minutes a day...

    About 10,000 people responded to the poll.

    More than 44 percent said the No. 1 way they waste time at work is personal Internet use, like reading e-mail, instant messages, playing interactive games -- and responding to online polls.

    The second most popular, according to 23 percent of respondents, was socializing with co-workers. Other excuses included conducting personal business, spacing out, running errands and making personal phone calls.
"Spacing out"? I prefer to think of it as "ruminating."

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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