Described a situation when you didn’t have enough time

# Described a situation when you didn’t have enough time

You should say:

  • when it was
  • where you were
  • what you tried to do or finish
  • and explain why you didn’t have enough time for it


I’m going to tell you about a time I was overwhelmed. I was doing extra hours at work for a co-worker who was ill, so I already had plenty on my plate (to have a lot to do). To add to this, my friend asked me to help her out with an online project of her, which required a lot of time, energy, and research. Let me give you more details.

Well, this was just the other week actually in my hometown. She’s been a long- time friend of mine, so I wanted to give her a hand, but I couldn’t manage it. It was a very time-sensitive project, so I didn’t want to accept it then later give up. However, she pushed me into it, so I ended up doing what I could of it. The thing that bugged me was that she made it seem like it would be a simple activity, but it required me to research online for several hours, not to mention then writing out documents for about 6 hours each; there were four separate assignments. So, in the end, I did one assignment part of it then sent it back to her and told her she would have to make other arrangements.

I usually work about 40 hours a week. However, it was over 50 with my extra hours that week, so I didn’t have much time to spare (extra). I don’t think it would have been possible to add another 24 hours of work onto that week. Furthermore, I have to be energetic at my job to be able to sell new products effectively, so I definitely cannot neglect my sleep schedule. All in all, it was just an inconvenient time!

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