For instance using a teaspoon to put the chocolate milk powder into the glass… three of them. Why don’t we use a tablespoon?
We get so used to doing things the way we do that we don’t stop and think about it. Why don’t we drink our juice out of a coffee mug, or our coffee out of a beer mug? Why don’t you fill the wine glass with ice before you pour the wine… do you really want to end up with ‘not enough space for ice’ in the glass every time? Have you ever made tea in the “water; sugar; milk; teabag” sequence?
We were once told the story of the Lamb Roast. The little girl asked her mother: “Mommy, why do you cut the roast in half before you put it into the oven?” The mother replied that that’s the way to do it, she doesn’t know why, but that’s the way she was taught by her mother. So the little girl went to the grandmother: “Granny, why do you cut the roast in half before you put it into the oven?” The grandmother replied that she also doesn’t know why, and told her to go and ask her great grandmother. Luckily the great grandmother was still alive so she phoned her: “Great Granny, WHY do you cut the roast in half before you put it into the oven?” The great grandmother said that the only reason for cutting it in half was because the coal stoves many years ago was not big enough inside, and to make the roast fit into the oven she had to cut it in half.
Maybe we need to stop everything we are doing once in a while and start to think about what we do and how we do it. Maybe there is a better, faster, easier, more effective way!
PS: Are you sitting down? Are you ready for this? The best way to stir a powder into a liquid is actually by using lateral, straight motions, and not the conventional circular pattern we all know and love 🙂