I often have tasks as checklist items, eg “call Bill about X”
But when I’ve called Bill and left a voicemail, should I check the item as complete? If I do, and he doesn’t get back to me the item gets lost. If I don’t, there’s a risk I call again and annoy him!
My solution is to add at the end of the checklist item: “left message #date(today)”
The only reason for using a tag is to create an actual date from “today”.
I use an Apple keyboard > text substitution to generate the tag quickly: eg xxd
When the he’s called back I can then mark the item as complete.