Not Disorganized, Lazy
February 17, 2006
Yesterday Rob called me from his office, almost giddy with excitement.
I had just emailed him a list for grocery shopping, a task which he has been taking on with much greater frequency.
“I just heard the most fabulous thing.”
“My co-worker, D., came up with this fabulous time saving grocery shopping system. She made a list of all the aisles in the grocery store and the items that she typically buys in each of those aisles. Then she put it into a spread sheet and printed it out. She then hangs this up in he pantry and as she comes across something she needs she just checks it off on the list. The beauty of this is that when she is at the grocery store she knows exactly where each item is located and never has to back track through the store hunting for that one elusive item.”
“Wow.” Admittedly my brain went numb after the word spreadsheet.
“Amazing isn’t it?”
“Who the hell has time for that? This is why I need a job. So that I can ignore it and have time to do things like this.”
“But don’t you think it is a great idea?” he asked.
“Do you want to do it? I could get the list of what is in each aisle from the grocery store tonight. And you could…”
“Oh see, I was thinking more along the lines of you photocopying her list and shopping at her grocery store from now on.”
“But she doesn’t live near us and her list has the foods that her family eats.”
“Change is good.”
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