This morning I fixed a squeaky door hinge with olive oil, and I feel like a wizard! It was so easy! Something that was so annoying for so long was fixed in 3 seconds with something that’s sat dormant in the cupboard for months!!!
Is my enthusiasm undeserved? Yes, as I’ve just revealed that I was too lazy to fix the easiest of household problems (except an unplugged fridge), AND that I don’t even stir-fry vegetables. But I’ll have you know that I spelled “vegetables” correctly on the first try…
Whenever one takes a LEAN and/or Six Sigma course, the first objective is always the “low-hanging fruit.” What can easily be improved right now? If I’ve ignored this squeaky door for at least 2 months…what else am I ignoring? What do the mice gossip about behind my back???
Kidding…the mice aren’t pests, they live here…Bernie and Tina. It’s illegal to kick a pregnant female out, and Tina’s always up the duff! Plus Hindus believe that having animals around is good karma.*
To view my life from a different angle, I must attempt perspective. This requires a step back, so let me just try to list some issues that would qualify as “low-hanging fruit,”
Five minutes pass…
I don’t know!!! What does that mean?!?!? I can’t think of anything that’s annoyed me or that I could do more efficiently. Closest I got was,”be rich.” A little freaked out that my list matches Blac Chyna’s…
This also depicts my lifestyle because I’m definitely a minimalist. When you don’t own many things, it’s difficult to clear clutter because you’re gonna need that toothbrush come midnight.
Maybe it’s a question that I need to ask myself throughout the day? How can I do this more efficiently? Is there a smarter path? Is the crossing guard shaking her head because she knows the solution?
I suppose experiencing something new (yesterday’s topic) and efficiency are two different ideas. It’s not efficient to experience something new, but perspective is a step towards efficiency. But if you experience new things to be “worldly” does that also make you more efficient? Probably…once I saw a woman in Malaysia chop a pineapple and I’ve never been the same since.
In summary the most efficient thing I wrote about is a mouse’s gestation period. Now THAT’S efficient!!!
*I’m not Hindu, but to me religion is like a lunch buffet. Take a little bit of what you like…you don’t need to finish the whole tray.