T. S. Eliot is a famous poet. He is famous for, among other things, writing the poetry collection that inspired the musical Cats. This was probably not his best work. Among his better work is a poem called The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, which is oft-taught in schools (along with his other work The Hollow Men and The Waste Land). Like most poems, we're not 100% sure what it's about. However, a common interpretation is that it's about a guy who is going to confess his love to some girl, but he gets nervous, psychs himself out and ends up not doing it. Ever since then, when I see (or commit) this sort of behavior, I get this image of Prufrock in my head and think "wow, I just totally Prufrocked that opportunity." Interestingly, I once saw a license plate that said "PrUFROCK" on it (it actually said "PUFROCK", but they had written in the 'r' in the space below the P because license plates can only have 7 letters), and had the opening stanza ("Let us go then / You and I...") on the license plate frame. I was always curious about this because Prufrock is sort of a tragic figure and not someone you want to identify with. FOCUS: What have you Prufrocked in your life - that is, what have you wanted to do but psyched yourself out on / waited too long for, and missed the opportunity? RULES: This is not a thread for your regrets of all sorts - this is specifically about times when you had an opportunity, you wanted to go for it, but you couldn't bring yourself to do it (in time).