Some time ago a program on the radio caught my attention. A young woman was discussing a diet that eliminates all animal products and their derivatives in order to avoid animal cruelty. What stirred my interest was not the lifestyle or the diet itself, but her passion for the phrase that repeatedly snuck into her argument. She said, "In this day and age, with all our technology and experience with life, it is preposterous to embrace the concept that something must die so that I might live!"
An efficiency expert concluded his lecture with a note of caution. "You don't want to try these techniques at home."
"Why not?" asked somebody from the audience.
"I watched my wife's routine at breakfast for years," the expert explained. "She made lots of trips between the refrigerator, stove, table and cabinets, often carrying a single item at a time. One day I told her, 'Hon, why don't you try carrying several things at once?'"
"Did it save time?" the guy in the audience asked.
"Actually, yes," replied the expert. "It used to take her 20 minutes to make breakfast. Now I do it in seven."