This morning I was going to go to the gym, but as I was taking my rent check to the apartment office I changed my mind and decided to swim. That meant I had to wait a little while before the pool opened for laps. I went inside and started to turn on the computer to waste a little time while I waited, but instead realized that I could do a couple of things with some food.
I had two cucumbers, so I cut them up, peeled and sliced some onions, added tomatoes and herbs and stuff and made cucumber salad. That took five minutes.
I had some pineapples, so I peeled, cored, and sliced two pineapples and put the slices in the dehydrator. That took ten minutes.
I washed all the tools I used to do those things.
I am going to run out of bread today, so I mixed up a batch of bread dough with whole wheat and put it out to rise. That took five minutes.
20 minutes to do all that. That’s about the same as a coffee break. Less than the amount of time to watch a segment on a TV show about how the mother is spying on the daughter who is having sex with her teacher. And much more profitable and edifying.
And I still have time to kill before going to the pool.